Overview

For more than 30 years, clients have turned to Catherine Masters to rescue cases gone awry and to analyze and strategize tough legal problems.

Catherine concentrates in counseling clients, briefing, and arguing complex issues at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts. She applies these skills in multiple substantive areas, including insurance/reinsurance, product liability, employment, constitutional, professional liability, and general commercial matters. Her experience in complex trial proceedings includes class action defense, multidistrict litigation, post-trial proceedings, and dispositive motions.

Catherine’s appellate experience extends to state and federal courts nationwide. She has successfully briefed matters in the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the constitutional limits of punitive damages, claims for fear of future injury, the standards for settlement class actions, and original Supreme Court proceedings.

Clients rely on Catherine's experience in the appellate courts. She has won appeals in product liability and other cases nationwide, overturning adverse judgments and upholding favorable decisions.

In addition to frequently litigating constitutional issues in product liability, employment, and insurance matters, Catherine has litigated many additional cases involving constitutional issues. She has also litigated other contract, tort, professional liability, bankruptcy, construction, energy, benefits and tax matters.

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Catherine Masters, Schiff Hardin foster a pro bono mentality

Winner of the June 2016 Schiff Hardin Community Service Award, partner Catherine Masters has served on the Board of Directors for the Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF) since 2014. Recently featured on LAF’s blog, Catherine also consults on some of the organization’s most complex appellate cases. LAF BLOG