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CORFEE STONE LAW CORPORATION

BACKGROUND OF CATHERINE M. CORFEE ESQ

  • Ms. Catherine Corfee was a staff attorney at the United States District Court Eastern District of California for two United States Magistrate Judges.
  • Ms. Corfee graduated with distinction from McGeorge School of Law.
  • Ms. Corfee served on the McGeorge School of Law Journal as a Legislative Staff Review Writer.
  • Ms. Corfee belongs to the Traynor Honor Society (for high grades in Law School).
  • Ms. Corfee received an Am Jur Award in Law School (highest grade in a class).
  • Ms. Corfee graduated from U.C. Berkley.
  • Ms. Corfee has been practicing law since 1991.
  • MS. Corfee has published case law: Pickern v. Best Western Timber Cove Lodge Marina,194. F.Supp2d 1128, (E.D. Cal. 2002) created new law, and it was followed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Doug Wander v. Jack S. Kaus Irene B. Kaus, 304 F.3d 856 (9th Cir. 2002) (citing Pickern v. Best Western Timber Cove Lodge Marina).
  • Ms. Corfee prevailed on a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals matter involving attorneys' fees.
  • Ms. Corfee successfully secured an order limiting Scott Johnson to only one visit for damages per the California Unruh Act. She advocated a new interpretation of the code and prevailed.
  • Ms. Corfee has been able to avoid jury trials with ADA clients.
  • Ms. Corfee has unique trade secret methods of combatting ADA claims.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 1. Prior to founding the firm, Ms. Corfee was a partner at Cook Brown, LLP., exclusively representing employers regarding employment law matters and ADA access claims.
  • 2. Ms. Corfee worked for the nationwide firm of Littler, Mendelson, practicing labor and employment law.
  • 3. Prior to that, Ms. Corfee worked for two U.S. Federal Magistrate Judges in the Eastern District, U.S. Federal Court.
  • 4. In 1993, Ms. Corfee authored an article entitled "Wage Fixing and Potential Anti-Trust Liability," which was published in the California Labor and Employment Law Quarterly.
  • The Sacramento Business Journal and Sacramento Bee regularly publish her employment-related or ADA access articles.
  • Ms. Corfee is often in the newspaper because of her test cases.
  • Ms. Corfee presents informational seminars concerning access issues to organizations such as the California Restaurant Association, the Sacramento Hotel Association, the South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, and the South Lake Tahoe Lodging Association.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Ms. Corfee received her B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985 and her J.D. "with Distinction" from McGeorge School of Law in 1990. During law school, she was a staff writer for the Pacific Law Journal. She received an American Jurisprudence Award in the Class of Decedents, Estates & Trust, and she belonged to the Traynor Society for her high achievement.

Ms. Corfee is admitted to practice law before all state courts in California. She is also licensed to practice before the federal district courts, including the Eastern, Northern Central, and Southern Districts.

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