Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith

Attorney & Former Sex Crimes Prosecutor

Biography

Employment Law Attorney, Catherine W. Smith graduated from Temple University with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and her Juris Doctorate from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University.

Prior to joining the firm, Catherine worked as an Assistant District Attorney and sex-crimes prosecutor for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. There she tried hundreds of cases, including jury trials, involving matters of sexual assault, child rape, rape, attempted murder, and other interpersonal crimes. Catherine also served as a legal intern in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas under the Honorable Joan A. Brown, where she garnered invaluable knowledge of the Philadelphia court system. “Ms. Smith is a confident and thoughtful litigator and advocate who not only takes her cases to jury verdict but also evaluates them at every step to reach a resolution when appropriate.”

Catherine’s work at the District Attorney’s Office propelled her to continue work that is Plaintiff centered, vindicating employees who are mistreated by employers and co-workers because they are members of a protected class under the law. She has recovered millions of dollars for her clients, including securing a $1,000,0000 settlement in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania.

Ms. Smith is also active in her service to the community as a volunteer at Manna, a meal delivery service for those battling a life-threatening illness.

Interesting facts about Catherine:
Catherine has been a skilled equestrian since she was young. You may find her riding her horse, Baby J. on any given sunny day. She is also a loving dog mom to a diabetic dog and his brother, whom she has loved as her fur babies since they were 2 months old.

Awards and Recognition

She has recovered millions of dollars for her clients, including securing a $1,000,0000 settlement in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania.

Admission

State Court(s): Pennsylvania, New Jersey
Federal District Court(s): Eastern District of Pennsylvania, District of New Jersey

Education

College: Temple University, Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts
Law School: Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University, Juris Doctorate

Languages

Spanish

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