CATHY ANDERSON was born in Chicago, Illinois. She received a B.A. from Illinois State University in 1979 summa cum laude in Philosophy and was a member of Alphi Chi and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies. She received her law degree from Santa Barbara College of Law in 1990. From 1991 to 1995, she was an associate attorney with Patterson, Ritner, Lockwood, Zanghi & Gartner, specializing in medical malpractice litigation. She subsequently worked as an independent contractor attorney, prior to becoming senior trial counsel for Allstate and Encompass Insurance. She is a member of the State Bar of California, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, American Bar Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, she is admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court, Central District of California, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Anderson regularly volunteers to coach local high school students in the annual Mock Trial competition.

Ms. Anderson is experienced in defending all aspects of medical malpractice, managed care, elder abuse, employment, auto, business and professional liability litigation.