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Cathy A Harris

Cathy A Harris

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Discrimination, Class Action, Sexual Harassment

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Employment & Labor: 40%
    16 years, 300 cases
  2. Class Action: 25%
    16 years, 6 cases
  3. Discrimination: 25%
    16 years, 300 cases
  4. Sexual Harassment: 10%
    16 years



Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Kristin Alden

    Cathy Harris is an outstanding lawyer who thoroughly understands federal sector employment law. I have known Cathy professionally for over a decade and have participated on professional panels with her. I highly endorse her.


    Kristin Alden Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    Cathy Harris is one of the real stars in the employment and civil rights bar in Washington, D.C., and has distinguished herself over the years tackling many difficulty and worthy cases and succeeding in them.


    Robert Seldon
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact Info

Kator, Parks, Weiser & Harris, PLLC

1200 18th Street Nw
Suite 1000
Washington, DC, 20036



DCActive 200005/24/2015
NYCurrently registered 199803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Advocacy AwardFederal Circuit Bar Association2011
Lawyer of the YearMetropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association2010
Michael D. Cooley AwardGeorge Washington University Law School1997

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorGeorge Washington University Law School2001 - 2004
Co-Manager/MemberKator, Parks & Weiser, PLLC1999 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyNew York County District Attorneys Office1997 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Circuit Bar AssociationPast Co-Chair, Merit Systems Protection Board Committee2000 - Present
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationPast Treasurer, Current Board Member1999 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Heffernan v. HHSTermination of priest reversed by EEOC and MSPB
Burden v. SSASettlement- $7.8 million dollars
Hatcher v. VASettlement- $5 million dollars

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Publication NameTitleDate
Federal Employee News DigestObama's Appointments Show Commitments to Federal Employee Rights2009
Federal Employee News DigestFederal Workplace Issues Facing the Obama Administration2008
Federal Employee News DigestEEOC Non-Pecuniary Compensatory Damage Awards2007
George Washington Law ReviewOuting Privacy Litigation: Toward a Contextual Strategy For Lesbian And Gay Rights1997
George Washington University Law ReviewUnfair Labor Practices –– Pension Plans and the Postmodern Employee1996


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Brown UniversityPolitical ScienceB.A.1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Midwinter MeetingFederal Sector Class Actions2012
ExcelFederal Sector Class Actions2011
National Employment Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceRepresenting Federal Employees Before the MSPB2010
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceNavigating the Requirements for Statutory Claims in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC2010
ExcelFederal Sector Class Actions2010
ExcelLitigating Federal Sector Class Actions2009