Catherine “Caty” O’Quinn is a lawyer in Beasley Allen’s Mass Torts Section where she is working on cases where women’s regular use of talcum powder in the genital area for personal hygiene has been linked to the development of ovarian cancer.
Before joining the firm, Caty worked for private practice attorneys handling social security disability claims and working on probate and family law cases.
Caty is a native of Tuscaloosa. She is a new aunt to two nephews born in the last year. Her family is involved in the health care industry throughout the state of Alabama including her mom, a school nurse in Tuscaloosa, her brother, a chiropractor in Birmingham, and her sister, a nurse in Huntsville. In her time away from the office, Caty enjoys reading, politics and is currently learning to cook and play the piano. She also has an adorable cat named Azreal.
Caty is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and is involved in the group’s Law Practice Division, which provides pro bono services. She also serves on the Marketing & Communications Team for the ABA’s Young Lawyers Section. Caty is also a member of the Alabama State Bar, Montgomery County Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association, Tuscaloosa Bar Association and National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR). She serves as a Board Member At-Large for the Montgomery County Bar Association Women’s Section.
Caty graduated from Mississippi College with a Bachelor’s in history and a minor in Spanish. She earned her law degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in 2012.
While in law school, Caty worked as a law intern at Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, a nonprofit organization working to achieve social justice and equity for all Alabamians. She specifically worked on the organization’s Poultry Worker Safety Initiative and the Alabama Constitutional Reform Project.
Caty volunteers with various animal welfare organizations in the Tuscaloosa and Montgomery areas, including the Full Life Ahead Foundation.