Catherine M. Asuncion is an associate in the firm’s San Diego office where she focuses her practice on representing attorneys in professional liability matters. Ms. Asuncion also brings valuable appellate experience to the firm’s Appellate Practice Group, which is involved in all phases of litigation in a variety of practices areas. In her appellate practice, Ms. Asuncion works with trial counsel to resolve cases through pre-trial motions, analyzes appellate issues, and handles matters through the appeal process.
Prior to joining Klinedinst, Ms. Asuncion was an associate at a national firm where she represented clients in a wide range of matters including professional liability, employment, products liability, workers’ compensation, general liability, constitutional law, civil rights, healthcare, disability access, environmental, premises liability, and prisoner rights. She also served as a judicial extern with Presiding Justice Judith McConnell of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One.
Ms. Asuncion is serving her second term as President of the Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego (FALSD). She is also a member of Lawyers Club of San Diego where she is Co-Chair of the Amicus Brief Committee, and is active in the Diverse Women’s Committee and the Human Trafficking Collaborative. As a member of the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA), Ms. Asuncion is involved in the Appellate Practice Section and the newly formed Technology Committee.
Ms. Asuncion graduated magna cum laude in the top 10 percent of her class from California Western School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Asuncion was the Executive Director of Notes and Comments of California Western Law Review. She was also a competitor on the Negotiation Team and a member of the Public Service Honors Society as well as the Pro Bono Honors Society. Among other internships during law school, Ms. Asuncion served a judicial externship at the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.