Catherine E. Sutton

Catherine E. Sutton

Associate Attorney


Expertise Overview

Catherine Sutton received her law degree from the Seattle University School of Law in 2018 and was admitted to the Washington State Bar the same year. While in law school, Catherine was a Senior Staff Editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice, the Vice President of Communications for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, and an employment law research assistant for Professor Charlotte Garden. She also worked in the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic representing trademark clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Catherine has experience with employment law, intellectual property, and cybersecurity following in-house counsel internships with the Seattle Sounders, the Seattle Symphony, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Since joining Smith Freed, Catherine has developed experience representing clients in personal injury claims, commercial liability disputes, and construction defect matters. She serves as an associate attorney on Kyle Riley’s team.

Professional Certifications & Accolades

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, King County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member of Washington’s Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Member, The Young Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court - Western District of Washington

Bar Admissions

  • Washington


  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 2018
  • University of Washington, 2013
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