Senior Counsel

Catherine L. Deter



6A Liberty Street
Suite 200
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
P (949) 757-4500
F (949) 757-4550

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Catherine Deter is senior counsel in WSHB’s Orange County office. In her practice, she represents national and regional construction, engineering and architectural firms in complex litigation and business and employment practice issues and disputes. Specifically, Catherine excels in the representation of architects, engineers, and other design professionals because of her passionate drive to protect creative individuals and work quickly to favorably resolve claims. She enjoys employing strategy in her law and motion practice, with the goal of posturing cases for successful dispositive motions and early resolution. Catherine comes from a hospitality background and excels in client communication and service. Additionally, Catherine is well-versed in other areas of construction litigation, pre-claim assistance and risk management, and has also represented general contractors, and other construction sub-trades.

Throughout her career, Catherine has represented some of the largest professional design firms in the world, top industry leaders, individuals, professionals, and corporations. Catherine’s ability to effectively communicate with clients from all backgrounds is key to her successful development of litigation strategy. Catherine’s practice also includes a variety of high exposure catastrophic injury cases, wrongful death actions, intellectual property disputes, and business transactions.

Catherine is a graduate of Whittier Law School and earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Writing, with honors, from the University of Texas at Austin.


Whittier Law School (J.D., 2013)

Universite De Toulouse, France (Intellectual Property Certificate, 2012)

University of Texas, Austin (B.A., 2010)

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