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Catarina brings a diverse perspective to her litigation practice. Her attention to detail, diligence, and work ethic makes her a strong advocate for her clients. Prior to joining JGKMW, she practiced personal injury law and was drawn to the medical aspect of cases.

Born in Portugal and raised in New York, she came to the Pacific Northwest to attend Seattle University School of Law. During law school she studied International Law in Madrid and Hamburg and served as a summer clerk to the Honorable Ronald B. Leighton at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, working out, spending time with her cats, and all the outdoor activities the PNW has to offer.


  • Hunter College – New York, New York
    • B.A. Political Science 2012
  • Seattle University School of Law – Seattle, WA
    • J.D. 2019
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – Puerta de Toledo – Madrid, Spain
    • Studied Transnational Business Law Summer 2017
  • Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany
    • Studied – International and Comparative Business Law Fall 2018

Professional Memberships:

  • Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity – Truman Chapter
    • Treasurer 2020 – 2021
    • Member 2019-2020; 2021 to present
  • American Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association

Court Admissions:

  • Washington State Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington