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About me

A San Francisco native and accomplished California-licensed attorney with over 20 years of successful complex discovery and litigation experience, I use the law to provide protection from creditor harassment and advise on strategies to achieve the best outcome for each situation. 

I handle Chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy matters from pre-filing planning through discharge and post discharge litigation. I have litigated in administrative hearings, motions, and trials, and have conducted extensive discovery and hundreds of depositions. 

My work has included drafting numerous motions, briefs and interrogatories. I’m a detail oriented, organized and innovative positive thinker who also sees the entire picture. 

Admitted to practice in California, the United States District Court for the Northern District and the United States Tax Court.


In addition to the law I’ve investigated and practiced many disciplines to improve and maintain mental acuity, capacity, clarity, quickness and flexibility. From this decade long exploration grew the Save Your Brain Seminars and CD for attorneys. 


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Contact info

Eranthe Law Firm

4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA, 94903

Eranthe Law Firm

4040 Civic Center Dr Ste 200
San Rafael, CA, 94903-4187


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 80%
  2. Litigation: 10%
  3. Family: 10%



Hourly ($250-425/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • Robert Joseph Fordiani

    I fully endorse Cate. She was opposing counsel on a matter that, to say the least, had plenty of moving parts. She handled each with skill and professionalism, and demonstrated how she advocates on behalf of her clients with dignity, respect, and sound judgment.


    Robert Fordiani Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Gary Ray Fraley

    I would recommend Catherine as one of the very best bankruptcy attorneys in the region. She is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. This group is dedicated to representing the individual, spouses and small "Mom and Pop" businesses. She, and the NACBA members take a stand against creditor abuse. She will be a great choice of a bankruptcy attorney. You won't be disappointed!


    Gary Fraley Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Private reproval, public disclosure
    issued in CA, 1985


    Private reproval, public disclosure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerEranthe Law Firm2008 - Present
Associate AttorneyConnor & Bishop2007 - 2008
Attorney at LawBishop, Barry, Howe, Haney & Ryder2005 - 2007
Consultant/AttorneyCate Eranthe, Esq.1995 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauAccredited Business2013 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2012 - Present
National Association of Consumer AttorneysMember2011 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember Consumer Law Task Force2010 - Present
Marin County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member1980 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New College of California School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
New College of CaliforniaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Marin County Legal Aid SeminarsBankruptcy in Brief2014