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Catherine D. Bertram

1100 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
Peer Rating
4.6 of 5.0
Client Rating
5.0 of 5.0
AV Rated
Experience & Credentials
Practice Areas
Civil Litigation; Medical Malpractice; Qui Tam; Nursing Home Abuse; Personal Injury
University
University of Wisconsin, B.A.; University of Wisconsin, B.S.W., 1986
Law School
Catholic University of America, J.D., 1989
Admitted
1989, Maryland; 1990, District of Columbia; 1991, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; 2009, U.S. Supreme Court
ISLN
901681452
Peer Reviews (21)
AV Rated
4.6/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Medical Malpractice, Litigation, Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Torts and Medical Malpractice Defense
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
4.7/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.5/5
Judgment
4.6/5
Communication Ability
4.7/5
Legal Experience
4.7/5
Peer Reviews (21)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/09/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 12/09/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Of Counsel on 11/29/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Senior Associate on 11/28/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Ms. Bertram is a conscientious and gifted attorney. She worthy of your highest rating in ethics, skill and ability.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 11/21/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 11/19/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 11/14/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Senior Associate on 07/06/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Senior Associate on 07/06/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 06/27/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/22/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Catherine Bertram is a top notch lawyer with exceptional litigation skills. She is extremely formidable and comfortable in the courtroom. Her background as a medical malpractice defense lawyer, as well as, a risk manager for a a very large teaching hospital in Washington, D.C. give her a unique skill set for handling extremely very complex medical negligence claims. Ms. Bertram is extremely devoted to her cases and clients. She is the kind of lawyer that leaves no stone unturned.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/22/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/22/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/22/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 06/22/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 06/22/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 11/21/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have worked with Katie on several matters and she has always given first-rate representation to her clients.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Senior Associate on 06/22/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Excellent attorney.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 06/22/10
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
1.6/5.0 Posted by a Marketing Partner on 07/01/10
Legal Knowledge
2/5
Analytical Capabilities
1/5
Judgment
1/5
Communication Ability
2/5
Legal Experience
2/5
1.4/5.0 Posted by a Marketing Partner on 07/01/10
Ms Bertram is not trustworthy. She does not possess the General Ethical Standards required to practice law.
Legal Knowledge
2/5
Analytical Capabilities
2/5
Judgment
1/5
Communication Ability
1/5
Legal Experience
1/5
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Client Reviews

Overall Client Rating

in Contracts, Insurance and Medical Malpractice
5.0 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
5.0
Responsiveness
5.0
Quality of Service
5.0
Value for Money
5.0
  • Data based on 4 reviews
  • Recommended by 4 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 02/15/12
Posted by a Private Individual on 02/15/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
I spent months with an attorney who told me that although the other party did not abide by the contract there was nothing I could do about it. I turned to Katie, and in ONE day she was able to bring him to the table. She has superb negotiating skills and is never intimidated. She was able to achieve an outcome I thought was not possible. She faced tough opposition and met it head on with skill, knowledge and single-mindedness. She brought resolution and closure to my case and I am very grateful.
Posted by a Private Individual on 02/10/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
Catherine is a top rate trial attorney. She provided superb representation, and I would recommend without hesitation.
Posted by a Private Individual on 02/10/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
Ms. Bertram was professional, kind and compassionate. She was able to communicate a true understanding of the pain I was experiencing following the unnecessary death of my father. She maintained frequent updates on the progress and always offered appropriate advice.
Posted by a Private Individual on 02/10/12
5.0 out of 5.0  
Ms. Bertram was professional, kind, and compassionate. She was able to communicate a true empathy and understanding of the pain I was experiencing following the unnecessary death of my father. She helped me in a way I will never forget, realizing the needs went far beyond any financial compensation.
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