CATHERINE (PATTON) BROWNING

Catherine Browning came to the Goggin Law Firm in 2014, and is a Texas licensed attorney with extensive experience in several areas.  Catherine brings with her nine years of  real estate, eight years technology, five years insurance, 15 years combined accounting and business management experience in a variety of industries.

Because of her successful business background, she understands various client pressures and needs.  Catherine has a proven abililty to be an advocate for the business and the people behind it.  Her areas of specialty are: Probate and Estate Administration, Workers Compensation and SSI/Disability, Family Law, Civil Law, Real Estate, Mortgage, Technology, and Accounting.   She is also certified to act as attorney ad litem in Texas courts.

Catherine is a Texas native and has spent years forming friendships and building a quality reputation for being a person to get things done.   We are proud to have her as an intregal part of the Goggin Law Firm.

“I had the pleasure of working with Cathy for several years. She was a delightful co-worker, always eager to help with any project, and one of the most positive people I have ever met. She is passionate and customer service oriented. This coupled with her vibrant personality would make her an asset to any company.” Claudia Crow, MBA, Managing Director, Commercial Services, Elle Realty, LLC

“Cathy is exceptionally personable and a joy to work with. Her passion for life motivates all those around her to bring forth their best selves and their best work, and her sense of humor can de-fuse even the most tense situation. She is a talented advocate, a hard worker, and would be an asset to any organization. Cathy has my highest recommendations.” Jennifer Null, General Manager,  Fluent Systems

In addition to her tireless work ethic, Cathy has a stellar resume of achievements:

EDUCATION

South Texas College of Law J.D May, 2012 Dean’s Merit Scholarship
University of Texas-Austin BA, Government May, 2009

Congressional research for Party Polarization in Congress, Dr. Sean Theriault, UT Austin Government

President’s List 2005, 2006
Dean’s List 2006
University Honors 2008, 2009

Catherine’s Professional affiliations are as follows:

State Bar of Texas

  • Family Law Section Member; Women and the Law Section Member; Real Estate, Probate & Trust
  • Law Section Member; Workers’ Compensation Section Member

Dallas Bar Association

  • Committee: Pro Bono Activities
  • Sections:  Solo & Small Firm, Trial Skills, Probate, Trusts & Estates

Dallas Women Lawyers Association

  • Director, 2014-2015

Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation Fellow

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Goggin Law Firm, Associate Dallas, TX Apr, 2014 – Present
General civil law practice, since 1996 – handles primarily workers’ compensation claims, personal injury cases, family law matters and business matters.
Vergent, LLC/Teknation, LLC Dallas, TX Nov, 2013 – Present
Civil litigation, contract formation and negotiations, process development.
Browning Law Firm, Attorney Richardson, TX Nov, 2012-Apr, 2014
Business entity formation, contract negotiations, real property litigation, estate administration, wills/probate, family law.
U.S. Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Legal Extern Houston, TX Aug, 2011 – Jan, 2012
Analyzed partnership agreements, operating agreements, notes, deeds of trust, surveys. Researched code and legal precedent.
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Legal Intern/Legal Aid Houston, TX May – Aug, 2011
Interviewed clients, prepared and filed pleadings, decrees, orders, assisted in trials/hearings.
Judge Gena Slaughter, Intern 191st District Court Dallas, TX Jul – Aug, 2010
Assessed pending briefs, researched legal precedent, attended Dallas Bar CLE events. Observed trials/hearings/voir dire.
TAAO, Office Manager | Appraiser/Assessor-Collector Assoc Austin, TX 2007 – 2010
While attending University full-time, performed daily accounting/financial reporting, uncovered executive theft, coordinated  educational program for non-profit Texas property tax professionals association.
TCN Worldwide, Accounting Assistant | Real Estate Association Plano, TX 2005 – 2007
While attending University full-time, performed daily accounting and financial reporting, Dbase programming for non-profit commercial real estate association.
Fluent Systems, General Manager | Network Engineering Dallas, TX 1998 – 2005
Worked from entry-level sales to top producer to Sales Manager and GM: Managed sales and engineering staff, developed  commercial account revenue growth, prepared marketing forecasts, promoted sales expansion.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas, Accounting Clerk | Insurance Dallas, TX 5 Years
Life insurance division and analyzed facility Medicare cost reports; Held 2-year life insurance sales license.
Residential Mortgage Loan Officer and Processor; Entertainment Facility Controller; Technology Sales.

When you or your family needs exceptional care and representation, please call Catherine Browning at the Goggin Law Firm.