Winston & Cashatt Hires New Associate Attorney Catherine Kardong
Catherine focuses her practice on elder law, estate planning, and probate. This includes a wide array of issues including guardianships, Medicaid planning, wills and trusts, benefits appeals and probate matters.
Catherine graduated first in her class from Gonzaga University School of Law and began her legal career at the Washington State Supreme Court, where she clerked for Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary E. Fairhurst. She was then selected as an honors candidate at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and spent two years in Olympia representing areas within the Department of Social and Health Services that serve the aging and disabled populations of Washington. Catherine and her family relocated to Spokane where she continued on with the Attorney General’s Office and began representing various institutions of higher education, most recently acting as lead counsel for Eastern Washington University.
Catherine is originally from Spokane, having graduated from Lewis and Clark High School before venturing to the east coast to earn her undergraduate degree from Boston College. During law school, she was a Thomas More Scholar and a member of the Gonzaga Law Review. She also clerked for United States District Court Judge Robert H. Whaley and United States Bankruptcy Judge John A. Rossmeissl. She was admitted into practice in Washington in January of 2014.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with her husband, two children, and all their extended family that live in town.