Catherine S. Mongell
1711 Pickens Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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- South Carolina
Cate is a Columbia native who worked for Simmons Law Firm in college and returned to the firm in 2018 to serve as an attorney. Before returning to Simmons Law Firm, Cate served as a law clerk to the Honorable D. Garrison Hill of the South Carolina Court of Appeals. At Simmons Law Firm, Cate practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, products and pharmaceutical liability and medical malpractice.
Cate graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In college, she served as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Zeta Tau Alpha. Cate participated and worked in multiple graduate research projects involving children and their education throughout her time as an undergraduate student at USC.
While in law school, Cate clerked for South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and worked at the Attorney General’s Office in the area of Consumer Protection and Antitrust where she served the citizens of South Carolina in protecting against a variety of unfair or deceptive trade practices. Additionally, in law school, she served on the executive board for the Children’s Advocacy Law Society and received her Children’s Law Certificate. Cate was also a member of the Journal of Law and Education. Prior to law school, Cate also served as a summer intern with the United States Attorney’s Office in Columbia.
Cate is admitted to practice law in South Carolina. She resides in Columbia with her husband, daughter and very spoiled dog. While not at work, Cate enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and hiking.