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Catherine Lee Caraway-Howard

Catherine Lee Caraway-Howard

also known as Cathe Caraway-Howard

About me

Cathe represents workers in wage and hour class actions and in individual lawsuits for discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.


Cathe just won the case of Mendiola vs CPS before the California Supreme Court. The Mendiola opinion has strengthened the rights of California workers throughout the State. Now on-call workers and 24-hour shift workers must be paid for all hours worked, including sleep time if they are subject to their employer's control. 


Cathe has over 25 years of experience in employment law. She has represented workers and on occasion, small businesses, in practially every aspect of the employment relationship and before every tribunal and regulatory body in California.

Cathe is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) and the Employment Law Section of the California State Bar. She is a member of Wildfire Networking and the League of Women Voters Los Angeles.

Cathe has a BA from UC Davis and a JD from Loyola Law School. Cathe is admitted to practice in all of the courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.


Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 34%
    26 years
  2. Discrimination: 33%
    26 years
  3. Wrongful Termination: 33%
    26 years



Contingent (40-45%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Ronald John Kuo

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    Ronald Kuo Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Alan James Romero

    I have worked on several matters with Cathe, and we have hit home-runs in every instance. Her humble intelligence, impressive expertise, and established relationships with defense counsel on our cases have both impressed and humbled me.


    Alan Romero Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Cathe L. Caraway-Howard

8117 Manchester Avenue
Suite 505
Playa Del Rey, CA, 90293


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Cathe Caraway-Howard1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Employment Lawyers AssociationWage and Hour Committee2007 - 2012
Wildfire NetworkingPast President2005 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mendiola vs CPSPlaintiffs won. The Supreme Court disapproved Seymore v Metson Marine.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of CaliforniaInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1983