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Catherine Wagner Calderaro

Catherine Wagner Calderaro

Senior Associate

Biography

Catherine joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2020 and is licensed to practice in Texas and California. Before coming to Hutcheson Bowers LLLP, she practiced law in Los Angeles for several years as a civil litigator with a focus on employment law. She has managed cases at all stages and knows that effective representation means understanding every client's unique perspective and needs.

Catherine advises the firm's clients on California employment law issues and manages employee handbook creation and updates for the firm's clients. Catherine has extensive experience managing the firm's AAA docket of consumer disputes for the firm's financial services clients and routinely advises them on risk reduction. Recently, Catherine was lead counsel in a non-competition dispute in Williamson County, which resulted in a multi-day evidentiary hearing and argument.

Catherine graduated from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was a Human Rights Scholar, and began her legal career as a University of Texas Public Service Fellow with the ACLU of Southern California. Prior to and during law school, she also worked with several civil and human rights organizations including the Texas Civil Rights Project, the UN Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia, the Save Darfur Coalition, and Oxfam International. She also holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Boston University. Catherine and her husband enjoy traveling, barbecuing, camping, and trying to keep up with their young daughter.

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • 2014
    • Honors: Human Rights Scholar
    • Honors: Justice Center Graduating Student Award for Public Service
  • Boston University
    • 2007
    • Honors: Magna Cum laude, National Merit Scholars Award
    • Major: International Relations

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 2021
  • California, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2015

Past Positions

  • University of Texas Public Service Fellow with the ACLU of Southern California