With a specific vision when starting Fleming Law, Catherine wanted to build a different type of firm.
Rather than stay at a larger firm or join another one, she wanted to build one from the ground up that focused on impact litigation*. Her vision of this firm: Focus on the cases that matter rather than depend on a large stream of random cases. Firsthand, she learned that bigger was not always better.
Focus on clients. Focus on results. Focus on making our roads safer. Forget about the fluff. That's what drives Catherine.
In fact, Catherine's vision for the firm is evidenced in every aspect of the practice. This explains the results: 100% successes for cases that have made a difference on her clients' lives as well as others in the region.
Yes, this means strict criteria are applied for each potential case. It’s not about the dollar value. We ask: "Does this client have a compelling story?" "What can we do to make this person's life better?" and questions such as "How will this fight help others?"
When Catherine began the firm, her clients followed her because they knew that she was “in it to win it”. As always, she treats each client like family. They have a direct line to her and can email, call or text her. Clients always know the status of their case.
Seminars/Appearances & Writings
In addition to her frequent appearances on local and national news, Catherine is asked to speak about various topics that range from public safety issues to discrimination in the workplace.
Most recently, KOMO News anchor Molly Shen delved into the issue that Catherine has raised regarding the underreporting of serious bike crashes in Seattle.
"ETHICS & PRIVACY: Are You Doing Everything to Protect Your Clients' Information?" February 2018, Washington Association for Justice - Approved. Credit for Washington State Bar Association for 1.25 Ethics credits. This credit is offered until 02/27/2023. WSAJ is an approved CLE provider with the Washington State Bar Association.
Catherine has “When They Only See A Fraction of Who You Are,” Trial News, September 2017 – The Trial News asked me to write a review of Caroline Frederickson’s book, Under the Bus. Ms. Frederickson is currently the President of the American Constitution Society and was a labor attorney an aide to Senator Tom Daschle.
"Is Privacy Dead?" -Bob Sullivan interviews Catherine for this Carbonite series on privacy.
- "Super Lawyers" awarded to the Top 2% attorneys - 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
- "Rising Star" - by Super Lawyers, awarded to attorneys under 40 years old - 2016