Client Data Coordinator
Posted on Thursday, April 15th, 2021 at 4:30 pm
Catherine Falgoust is the Client Data Coordinator at Kherkher Garcia responsible for collection, interpretation and recording data in accordance with industry and legal standards for Clients and the Firm, analyzing data for reporting and presentations, ensuring the firm’s data management procedures are accurate, establishing and executing secure and effective data procedures, improving, tailoring and designing the Firm’s legal software for effective case management, training and maintaining data security and integrity.
Catherine began her legal career in management with a large Texas based interrogatory service and became General Manger by the age of 26. She then went to work for Mandell & Wright, P.C. to handle and negotiate pre-petition bankruptcy claims of flight attendants at what was then Continental Airlines. Resolving those claims, and for over 30 years, she continued working in Mandell & Wright’s primary practice of Maritime focusing on assisting Longshoremen covered by the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and other workers in various occupations, including defense contractors in the Middle East and offshore oil rig workers, all covered by the Act’s extensions. She handled raw asbestos claims for Longshoremen, which is when she met Steve Kherkher in the late 1980’s, employment litigation, Jones Act cases, bankruptcy and personal injury cases.
Catherine moved to Atlanta and opened a satellite office for the Firm and became a credentialed and certified domestic, civil, juvenile, and criminal mediator for the State of Georgia and was a busy court appointed mediator. At the same time, she continued handling her Longshore cases from the satellite office.
Upon her return to Houston, she became Litigation Manager along with handling her cases. She worked alongside Jesus Garcia and closed the Longshore practice for him. Since she spent 1000’s of hours working side by side with Belinda Gaddis, Raciel Gonzalez, Jennifer Valdez and John Dessalet, coming on board with Kherkher Garcia in the Summer of 2020 was like going home. She is a School of Business graduate from the University of Texas at Arlington.