Attorney Catherine “Cat” Bailey-Sullivan is a personal injury attorney based in our Petersburg, Virginia office just south of Richmond. Originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, she has lived in many states including California, Massachusetts, Montana, and Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Science majoring in Philosophy and Political Science with a minor in Spanish from Randolph-Macon College. She also was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, a highly selective, merit-based honor society.
Attorney Bailey-Sullivan went on to Boston College Law School where she earned her Juris Doctor and in the process won “Best Oralist” in the third preliminary round of the 2019 Jeffrey G. Miller Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. She also placed as a quarterfinalist in the Boston College Law School 2L Mock Trial Competition. Cat also spent a summer in Los Angeles for a judicial externship with the Honorable Justice John Segal of the California Court of Appeal, Second appellate district, division 7 which serves Compton and South Central L.A.
As part of our personal injury team, Attorney Bailey-Sullivan helps our clients navigate the legal process and fights to get the compensation our injured clients deserve. She is admitted to the practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
"I'm excited to be a part of the Pendleton Law Team and chose to work with this specific team because of the diverse and welcoming attorneys and staff. It's also rare to find a law firm of this size that mentors young attorneys, has a casual dress code and good work-life balance for their team, and an emphasis of walking the walk and not just talking the talk."
When Attorney Bailey-Sullivan isn’t crushing it for her clients, you can catch her spending time on her farm managing the needs of her livestock and crops. Running a farm is a never-ending exercise of risk management and she utilizes these skills in her daily life as an attorney. She enjoys trying to foresee potential issues before they arise and coming up with creative solutions to avoid a negative outcome or mitigate the extent of harm caused. “Work smarter, not harder” is her motto.
She also enjoys trivia, especially Jeopardy, in fact – she slays her opponents.
Below are her favorite four-legged friends who live with her on her farm in Virginia: