Catherine “Katie” Villareale, Esq., is an Associate Attorney in the litigation and mediation practice groups. Katie earned her undergraduate degree from University of Maryland College Park and her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law where she graduated summa cum laude. Prior to joining McCabe Russell, Katie served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard S. Bernhardt in the Circuit Court for Howard County. Katie regularly negotiates complex separation and property settlement agreements that involve the valuation and division of assets such as businesses, partnerships, investments, and retirement plans. She often handles cases in which custody, visitation rights, alimony, child support, and division of assets are in dispute. A trial attorney as well as a negotiator, Katie has tried numerous family law cases throughout Maryland.
When Katie is not at work, she can be found baking and trying out new recipes, walking her dog, Alex, or spending time with her family.
Presentations and Publications
- Comment, The Case of Two Biological Intended Mothers: Illustrating the Need to Statutorily Define Maternity in Maryland, 42 U. BALT. L. REV. 365 (2013).
Relevant Work Experience
- Associate Attorney, McCabe Russell, PA, 2017– Present
- Law Clerk to Honorable Richard S. Bernhardt, Circuit Court for Howard County