Catie combines her passion for the law and the medical field in her work with injury victims. As an attorney, she draws on her previous nursing experience to help guide her clients through the recovery and healing process.
Catherine "Catie" Meehan's nursing background comes into play daily as she represents individuals who have been injured at work or in their lives. What sets Catie apart from other lawyers in her field is her previous career as a pediatric nurse at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) for three years before pursuing a law degree. As a licensed registered nurse, Catie has a solid understanding of her clients' medical issues and empathy for what her clients are likely to be experiencing.
Clients also appreciate Catie's open and honest communication and her ability to set realistic outcomes. She advocates fiercely on her clients' behalf because she knows the toll a workers' compensation or personal injury case can take on her clients and their families. Catie helps her clients by answering their questions that range from obtaining medical treatment and weekly compensation checks while out of work to getting partial and total disability benefits. Catie understands the difficulties a personal injury or work accident creates including pain and income loss. She works hard to ensure that clients receive regular workers' compensation weekly checks and uninterrupted medical care.
Catie earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Notre Dame before heading to MUSC to earn a B.S. in nursing. After years of serving patients in a hospital setting, Catie wanted to help them in a legal setting and decided to become a lawyer. Both medical and legal disciplines serve her well in understanding what victims of accidents go through. While in law school, Catie received the Founder's Award for Professionalism in Advocacy. She also served as Student Works Editor of the Charleston Law Review. Catie has authored published articles for Charleston Law Review that explored human tissue property rights. Her other study covered NFL concussion litigation with a proposal to create a victim relief fund to compensate former NFL players with football-related neurological injuries.
In addition to her law practice, Catie is involved in her community and professional organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kids' Chance of South Carolina. This organization provides scholarships and support for college and vocational education to dependents of South Carolina workers catastrophically or fatally injured in work-related accidents. She also serves on the Alumni Board of the Charleston School of Law and the MUSC College of Nursing Board — the latter service keeps her knowledge of nursing trends current, which often aids her in helping her clients. She is a member of Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Junior League of Charleston, South Carolina Bar Association, and the bar association's Young Lawyers Division.
Catie and her husband, Jerry, live in Charleston with their two daughters.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyers in America for Workers' Compensation||Best Lawyers||2021|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale--Hubbell||2020|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2020|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2020|
|Best Lawyers in America for Workers' Compensation Claims||Best Lawyers||2020|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Magna Cum Laude Graduate||Charleston School of Law||2013|
|CALI Award for Secured Transactions||Charleston School of Law||2013|
|CALI Award for Sports Law||Charleston School of Law||2013|
|Founder's Award for Professionalism in Advocacy||Charleston School of Law||2012|
|CALI Award for Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing II||Charleston School of Law||2011|
|CALI Award for Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing I||Charleston School of Law||2010|
|Associate Attorney||Steinberg Law Firm, LLP||2013 - Present|
|Student Works Editor||Charleston Law Review||2012 - 2013|
|Summer Associate||The Richter Firm||2012 - 2012|
|Judicial Observation Experience||The Honorable R. Markley Dennis, Jr.||2012 - 2012|
|Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing Teaching Fellow||Charleston School of Law||2011 - 2012|
|Law Clerk||Williams & Connolly, LLP||2011 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|South Carolina Bar Association||Torts & Insurance Practice Section Council Member||2021 - Present|
|Berkeley County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Charleston Lawyers Club||Member||2014 - Present|
|South Carolina Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|South Carolina Bar Association||Member, Young Lawyers' Division||2013 - Present|
|Charleston County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|MUSC School of Nursing Alumni Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Junior League of Charleston||Member||2008 - Present|
|Charleston Law Review||Protecting the Silent Third Party: The Need for Legislative Reform With Respect to Informed Consent and Research on Human Biological Materials||2012|
|Charleston School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|Medical University of South Carolina||Bachelor of Science in Nursing||2007|
|University of Notre Dame||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|Catherine Meehan Obtains $390K Settlement for Jogger Hit by Police Vehicle||$390,000|
|Attorney Catherine Meehan Settles $3.8 Million Workers’ Compensation Case||$3.8 Million Dollars|
Posted by George and Angela
Sat Aug 14 2021