Catherine E. Goldhaber

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300 N. LaSalle
Suite 5525
Chicago, IL 60654-3406

Catherine Goldhaber is Partner-in-Charge of the Chicago office of Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP. She is a seasoned litigator who defends claims related to product liability, exposure to toxic substances and transportation-related injuries. Catherine's numerous trial successes include prevailing on behalf of an insulation supplier in a case in which plaintiff claimed his mesothelioma was caused by asbestos exposure. She handles matters directly in Illinois and Michigan and manages multi-state litigation as national coordinating and trial counsel. Furthermore, Catherine counsels clients in Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) issues, particularly as the issues arise throughout discovery and in resolution. Clients retain Catherine for her extensive knowledge of methods to avoid and/or lessen the impact of litigation. In helping businesses resolve disputes, her goal is to provide clients with an objective "big picture" while keeping track of the minute details, resulting in cost-effective case management.

Catherine currently serves as Chair of DRI's MSP Task Force. The MSP Task Force provides DRI members with updates and resources to understand the laws that affect litigation involving Medicare beneficiaries.

Prior to joining HPY, Catherine served as Chair of Segal McCambridge's Pro Bono and Public Service Committee from 2011 to 2016. Before joining Segal McCambridge, she was an Assistant State's Attorney for Cook County. Chicago Lawyer magazine honored Catherine in their Women in Law edition, which recognizes 17 women attorneys in Chicago for achievements in their practice, dedication to the profession, and commitment to community. 

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B.A., with honors, Michigan State University (1995)

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law (1999)

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