Cate E. Biggs
Cate Biggs plays an integral role at Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams as one of the top commercial litigators at the historic law firm. With an aggressive yet tactful approach, Cate has been able to achieve favorable results for an extraordinary amount of clients in state and federal courts throughout the country. She hasplayed a leading role in obtaining millions of dollars for the victims of Hurricane Ike and Hurricane Sandy.
Cate began her career law clerking for Gautier, Houghtaling, and Williams in their Houston office, and continued on as a lawyer following graduation from law school. While in Houston, she quickly established herself as a results driven lawyer, and was responsible for heading the Houston office's team that primarily focused on insurance claims. Her success led her to relocate to the firm's headquarters in New Orleans where she continues to achieve exceptional results on behalf of her clients.
Cate is a California native and completed her undergraduate studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. At SMU she double majored in English and Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, and graduated with honors. Her academic track record led to her being awarded a scholarship to South Texas College of Law. There she graduated cum laude, with numerous academic achievements, including the dean’s honor list and an academic merit scholarship. Cate was also involved in the nationally recognized Mock Trial and Moot Court programs, and was selected as the best speaker at the Garland R. Walker Mock Trial Competition. She was also the only student that passed the Texas bar before she graduated from law school.
She is licensed by the State bar of Texas and Louisiana.