Women in Law: Cathleen Lockhart

by | Jul 29, 2021 | Current Issue, Jul/Aug 21, Women in Business, Women in Law | 0 comments

Cathleen Lockhart, BSN, JD

Lockhart Law Firm PC

Everyone has a story, and I am passionate about my client’s story primarily because of my experience. Born and raised in a small, poor rural community outside El Paso, Texas, by two blue-collar working parents, I was encouraged to be a nurse or a teacher as you can always help someone. For the majority of my young life, my father was chronically ill and bedridden, so my mother was the sole provider and decision-maker for my father’s medical choices. Watching my mother and father struggle with the daily decisions of a chronic illness made me aware of a healthcare system that was complicated. I decided that nursing school was the natural choice for me to understand the system and to be able to support families in crisis. I saw the health care system as a way for me to help families, and it was a natural fit for me. As many young people do, working two or three jobs to attend school was necessary and taught me organization and time management. 

I was licensed as a registered nurse in 1978, and I loved working in the hospital. I enjoyed meeting families and working with patients that had devastating injuries. It was very rewarding to watch patients overcome obstacles that initially appeared insurmountable. Moving up the career ladder into Risk Management for a large hospital corporation, I realized that a lot of families needed legal help after being critically injured. Working as a Risk Manager, I had an “aha” moment when I met an elderly lady that was neglected and severely crippled. Law school was the next path. Licensed as an attorney in 1998, I have had the opportunity to meet, work with, and help incredible people. Passion and empathy for the injured and the rights of the families devastated by negligence are the driving force that keeps me going. 

I have two wonderful children, and I am a grandmother of four, counting my deceased sister’s child that I consider my grandchild. Family is the most important force in my life as the sun begins to set on my life. Everyone has a story. 

Lockhart Law logo

Lockhart Law Firm PC

530 Lexington

San Antonio, Texas 78215

T (210) 223-8334

www.LockhartLawFirm.com

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

BUSINESS WOMAN INSIGHTS: Reducing Your Expenses

BUSINESS WOMAN INSIGHTS: Reducing Your Expenses

According to Benjamin Franklin, "a penny saved is a penny earned." In other words, it's just as beneficial to save money as it is to earn it. But anyone familiar with cost reduction knows that Franklin was wrong. In fact, a penny saved is significantly more valuable...

At Home Extra: Fall in Love with Your Closet!

At Home Extra: Fall in Love with Your Closet!

Fall in Love with Your Closet! By Carlissa Montoya Most people think of the closet as that space in your home to store stuff, it never has enough room, and you keep the doors kept tightly shut because it is an eyesore. I believe the closet should be that special space...

MOMMY MATTERS: Summer Survival – Make Time for You

MOMMY MATTERS: Summer Survival – Make Time for You

Summer Survival Make Time for You, Because It's Your Summer, Too! By Tracy Ross-Garcia Photography by Mariana Galvan Oh yes, it's here! Summer Break, a much-needed pause in learning for our kids to decompress and have fun! Cue 90's summer theme music Summer, summer,...

You Don’t Want to Argue with Attorney Heather Tessmer

You Don’t Want to Argue with Attorney Heather Tessmer

You Don't Want to Argue with Attorney Heather Tessmer If Heather Tessmer wasn't practicing law, she would be just as busy with a fulfilling career as a caterer.  By Rudy Arispe Photography by David Teran Although it seems like an interesting choice for someone who has...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This