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Catherine “Katie” Bertram brings a unique perspective to medical malpractice cases. She has more than three decades of experience as a practicing attorney but she also served as the director of risk management for Georgetown University Hospital forfour years.

A Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law graduate, she founded the Bertram Law Group PLLC in 2018 and has served as an adjunct law professor teaching a medical malpractice course at American University for nearly 10 years. She is a board member of the DC Bar Pro Bono Center as well as an executive board member of the DC Bar. She previously was a partner at Regan Zambri Long & Bertram.

What’s the most important thing you do in your job?
When we commit to take a patient’s medical malpractice case we are all in. We do our very best to advocate for our client and their family to get them the resources they need to try to balance the harm done by the negligent defendant. I am extremely proud of our recent string
of verdicts and all of our settlements for the families we represent.

What is one aspect of your profession you would like to change?
The caps on damages in medical malpractice cases are unconstitutional and they harm those who are the most catastrophically injured. It is a complete injustice.

If you weren’t in this industry, what would you be doing?
Running a quilt shop and teaching quilting.

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