Catherine Ahrnsbrak

  • Catherine Ahrnsbrak is an Associate Attorney at Slater Slater Schulman advocating for survivors of sexual abuse. Catherine has over eight years of litigation experience, primarily prosecuting criminal matters and defending civil suits involving acts of severe trauma.

    Catherine is aggressive in her tactics to seek justice for her clients but compassionate in supporting survivors through the legal process. She understands the global implications sexual abuse can have on the lives of survivors. Through effective communication and education, Catherine guides her clients through litigation matters with confidence in an attempt to minimize stress and re-traumatization.

    Prior to joining the firm, Catherine gained extensive experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence as a student attorney at the Richland County Department of Social Services and a law clerk for the Baltimore County Department of Social Services. Catherine also spent nearly three years at the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State’s Attorney, prosecuting hundreds of trials–including sexual abuse and assault–, becoming lead attorney of the district court and a professional resource for fellow attorneys. Catherine’s most recent experience includes over four years handling district and circuit court cases involving motor torts in Maryland and Washington D.C. before returning to advocating for trauma survivors.

    Catherine is an avid volunteer for many local animal shelters in Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico and has fostered 30 dogs in the past year. She frequently works with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Baltimore County, providing individual advocacy for children in the foster care system. Her work with CASA resulted in her receipt of the Baltimore Country Executive Citation in 2021. Additionally, Catherine mentors a teenage foster child.

    Catherine received her B.A. from the University of South Carolina and her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law with a Certificate in Children’s Law. Catherine joined Slater Slater Schulman in January 2024 and is licensed to practice in Maryland and Washington DC courts and the Federal District Court of Maryland.


    • Maryland and Washington, D.C. Courts
    • Federal District Court of Maryland
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Juris Doctor Degree – University of South Carolina School of Law
    • B.A. – University of South Carolina
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