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ParalegalCatherine M. Barnes


Cathy is the firm’s corporate paralegal. She joined SS+D in 2017, after a 29-year career as an in-house paralegal with a Fortune 500 company.

Professional Experience / Focus Areas

Cathy obtained her paralegal certificate from the American Institute for Paralegal Studies in 1994 and became a registered paralegal in 2000, after successfully completing the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam promulgated by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. Cathy has a broad range of experience in several practice areas, including corporate, employment, real estate, and litigation.


Cathy is married, with two daughters and two grandsons. She enjoys spending time with her family swimming, biking, and hiking. Cathy has participated in several half marathons as a walker and enjoys ending the day with a good book.

Business Board Affiliations

  • Board of the Greater Dayton Paralegal Association (Previous, 2002-2004)