ABOUT CATHY L. RATH
Cathy L. Rath is a member of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), and the Illinois and Texas State Bar Associations. Cathy has been a member of the ABA since 1999, the Illinois Bar since 2001, and the Texas Bar since 2014. These professional organizations ensure the high standards of the legal profession are maintained.
BUSINESS NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL
Cathy is also a member of Business Networking International (“BNI”), the largest networking organization in the world. There are BNI chapters in every part of the world. To become a member of a BNI chapter, a prospective applicant is interviewed by the chapter’s membership committee.
The interview process is rigorous and used to determine if the applicant is suited to BNI’s mission of “giver’s gain” – that is, by building deep, sincere relationships with other business people you can build a trusted referral network to benefit your clients as well as your referral partners’ clients. Thus, not all applicants are asked to join BNI.
Cathy has the ability, through her memberships in the above professional organizations, to locate trusted professionals in Katy and around the world for her clients.
Cathy was born in Toledo, Ohio and raised in the Midwest. While working full-time for several law firms as a paralegal and for the federal bankruptcy court in Indianapolis, Cathy attended Indiana University where she obtained a degree in Business Management.
Cathy then moved from Indianapolis, Indiana to Chicago, Illinois where she attended Chicago-Kent College of Law. Cathy focused her legal education on traditional labor law and employment law. Cathy graduated from law school in 2001.
Cathy began working for the City of Chicago’s Board of Education in 2000, and continued to work there upon graduation from Chicago-Kent. She was responsible for overseeing the Board’s property managers, representing the Board before various administrative agencies and county courts.
In 2009, Cathy became one of several in-house attorneys for the Central States Funds, two of the largest Taft-Hartley Trust Funds providing employee benefits to Teamster members and their families. In this position, Cathy represented the Funds in federal district and bankruptcy courts in connection with delinquent contribution cases. In addition, Cathy provided legal advice to various internal clients.
Cathy relocated to Katy, Texas in 2013 to be close to family. Although she enjoyed the work she had done in Chicago, changing social demographics and the desire to help families protect their loved ones motivated Cathy to shift her focus to estate planning and elder law.
The skills Cathy honed as a litigator – active listening, issue-spotting and analysis – are particularly suited to her new areas of practice. A “one-size-fits-all” approach is not appropriate in the areas of estate planning and elder law because each family’s situation is different. Therefore, Cathy listens to the issues and concerns of each family to suggest a course of action which will most benefit the client.
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