Cathrin was born in Trier, Germany, speaks fluent German and moved to San Antonio in the late 1980′s. After graduating from John Marshall High School, she spent seven years at St. Mary’s University to obtain both her undergraduate degree (BA, Political Science, 1995) and her law school degree (JD, cum laude, 1998). Cathrin was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1998, and is also admitted to practice in the Western and Southern US District Courts of Texas. Since 1998, Cathrin has developed a practice in civil defense litigation, including personal injury and construction defect cases. She also sets up trademarks, handles divorces and family law matters, and prepares wills.
Cathrin is currently a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the San Antonio Bar Association, and Phi Alpha Delta. She is a former officer and director of the Defense Counsel of San Antonio (President, 2003; Treasurer, 2001-2002; and Director, 1999-2005).
Cathrin has dedicated pro bono services to indigent divorce clients through the Community Justice Program since 2003. She also served as an officer and director of Child Advocates San Antonio, a non-profit organization advocating for abused and neglected children in the Child Protective Services system to ensure that they are placed in permanent, safe and loving homes (Secretary, 2008-2011; Fundraising Chair, 2007-2009; Director, 2004-2011). She’s been rated by peer reviews as one of San Antonio’s Best Lawyers, as published in Scene in SA Monthly (2011 and 2006); and holds a DRI Exceptional Performance Citation (2003-2004).