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Catherine J. Huff

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Carole Stewardson540.983.9356
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Cate Huff practices in the Employment, Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation practice groups and has litigated in federal and state courts throughout Virginia. Cate defends employers against discrimination and workplace claims and advises businesses in the restaurant and hospitality industry on employment issues. Cate was named a Rising Star by “Virginia Super Lawyers” three years in a row and was honored as a “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine. Cate graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech and received her J.D. from Liberty University.

  • Blogs I author
  • Daily cups of coffee
  • Age I began playing piano
  • Had you chosen a career other than law, what do you think you might be doing today?

    I considered being a veterinarian. Once I decided on a career in law, I initially wanted to be a legal analyst for ESPN.

  • What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

    I like to stay active – from running, hiking and working out at the gym to white water rafting. I enjoy watching and playing sports and am an avid Virginia Tech and Carolina Panthers fan. I also have a passion for travel. My favorite trip so far has been through France, Spain and Italy. I hope to travel to Africa and New Zealand in the near future.

  • Are you a dog or cat person?

    I have two cats, but would adopt every type of animal if I could. Perhaps that explains the vet aspiration!

  • What is the most important step in your morning routine that you never skip?

    Shower and coffee – lots of coffee.

Education

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2006
  • Liberty University School of Law, J.D., 2009

Experience

  • Representation of companies before the EEOC, Department of Labor, and other agencies
  • Extensive litigation experience involving Title VII, defamation, wage and hour issues and other employment-related issues
  • Provide advice to management and companies involving day-to-day labor and employment issues regarding hiring, firing, leave and disability issues, wage and hour issues, unemployment, EEOC complaints and other matters
  • Representation of insurers in numerous auto liability and premises liability litigation
  • Representation of insurers in fire and other property damage litigation
  • Argued motions in state and federal court regarding defamation, spoliation of evidence, bifurcation and various other matters
  • Handled infant settlements and wrongful death settlements throughout the state
  • Handled various misdemeanor charges and assisted with the defense of felony charges throughout the state
  • Litigation experience in general district and circuit courts throughout the state
  • Negotiated settlements in various personal injury actions

Affiliations

  • Volunteer, Blue Ridge Legal Services Pro Bono Hotline
  • Volunteer, Wills for Heroes
  • Roanoke Children’s Theater Board of Directors
  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Member, Young Lawyers Division, Virginia Bar Association
  • Member, Roanoke Bar Association

Awards

  • Designated one of the “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine for the area of Young Lawyer (Under 40) (2016)
  • Named a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star in Employment Litigation: Defense (2017) and Workers’ Compensation (2015-2016)

Published Work

 

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