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Catherine L. Cockrell has more than a decade of state and federal litigation experience, including an excess of 50 jury trials.


Houston Attorney, Catherine Cockrell

Catherine Levacy Cockrell

Senior Counsel

T: 713-362-8300     F: 713-362-8302



Personal Injury Defense

Civil/Commercial Litigation


Construction Defect

Products Liability

Premises Liability

General Liability





University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2005


Texas Woman’s University, B.A., 2001 (magna cum laude)










U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Catherine Levacy Cockrell has more than a decade of state and federal litigation experience, including an excess of 50 jury trials.  Catherine is adept at defending and prosecuting complex legal, factual and damages issues in multiple jurisdictions throughout Texas, resulting in multiple verdicts, summary judgments and settlements in favor of her clients.


Catherine was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas.  Prior to joining Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, she gained valuable trial and courtroom knowledge serving as a senior briefing attorney and chambers administrator at the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Texas in Beaumont.  While in Southeast Texas, Catherine was chosen to open a local office of a publicly traded Fortune 100 company’s in-house counsel, in order to expand representation to the company’s clients.  Catherine was then recruited to return to prosecution as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, primarily focused on white collar matters.  Catherine and her family relocated to Houston where she returned to civil defense litigation.



Notable Victories:

Directed Verdict for a client involving serious injuries and impairments sustained due to a vicious attack by a pack of pit bulls. Cause No. A-0188532; Kelly Tillerson vs. Jille Matte Tucker, et al, in the 58th District Court in Jefferson County, Texas.


Motion for Summary Judgment granted in favor of all Defendants in a trucking collision case. Cause No. D-195863, Jose Gaytan vs. Michael Thibedeaus and American Eagle Logistics, LLC, in the 136th District Court in Jefferson County, Texas.




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