Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

Catherine E. White

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Catherine E. White is an associate at Hurley Burish, S.C., focusing on criminal defense, civil litigation, and appeals. 

Catherine received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she graduated first in her class. During law school, Catherine served as a student attorney at the Wisconsin Innocence Project, where she helped draft a brief that resulted in the exoneration of an innocent man after 17 years in prison. She also served as senior managing editor of the Wisconsin Law Review. She received a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship in Arabic and the Salmon Dalberg Award, given to the outstanding member of the graduating class. 

Before joining Hurley Burish, Catherine served as a law clerk for the Honorable James D. Peterson of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin and the Honorable Jane Kelly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  

Practice Areas

  • Investigations
  • Criminal Defense in State and Federal Court
  • Civil Litigation in State and Federal Court
  • Appellate Practice in State and Federal Court
  • Post-Conviction Litigation

Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, J.D., summa cum laude, 2016

Earlham College, B.A., Honors in International Studies, 2009

Professional Associations & Memberships

Member, Wisconsin Bar Association
Member, Association of Women Lawyers


“I Did Not Hurt Him . . . This is a Nightmare”: The Introduction of False, but Not Fabricated, Forensic Science in Police Interrogations, 2015 Wis. L. Rev. 941