Catherine Faubion represents clients in cases involving insurance matters, commercial property, health law, and toxic torts. Her practice involves property insurance coverage matters, including litigation regarding natural disasters such as hurricanes, wind storms and floods, and man-made disasters such as explosions and fires; commercial property subrogation; environmental coverage litigation; health law compliance; and defending suits brought on a mass tort basis because of allegedly defective products.
In the mass tort area she has represented companies in asbestos, silica, chemical and cotton dust litigation involving induction furnaces, pumps, industrial machinery, roofing materials, and drilling fluids. Catherine has also handled cases involving the defense of employers in labor and employment matters, and Texas non-subscriber claims.
- Represents insurance companies in commercial property matters, including roof collapse and damage caused by hurricanes such as Katrina and Ike.
- Represents insurance companies in complex environmental litigation involving multi-site pollution sources and disputes over payment of remediation costs.
- Assists health care clients with responses to Medicare ZPIC and RAC audits, prepayment review, and appeals of coverage determinations.
- Represents manufacturer of induction furnaces sued in asbestos and silica cases in Texas.
- Obtained dismissals for a manufacturer of industrial sewing machines who was sued in cotton dust cases in south Texas.
- Obtained quick dismissal from case of roofing manufacturer client improperly sued in a case involving a mesothelioma claim.
Professional and Community Activities
- Shakespeare Dallas, Board of Directors, 2008 – 2010
- Leadership Dallas 2007
- Light the Night Executive Committee for the North Texas Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – 2004, 2005, 2006
- Dallas Bar Association
- American Bar Association
Speeches and Presentations
- Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, Fall 2000. Catherine assisted Hildy Bowbeer, Senior Counsel, 3M Corporation, with a paper entitled “Component Suppliers: Drawing Common Sense Boundaries for Liability.”
- AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Elected a Fellow in the Texas Bar Foundation, 2007
- University of Houston Law Center, J.D., Phi Delta Phi Honorary Legal Fraternity
- Rice University, B.A., Political Science
- Texas, 1991
- United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas