Cathy practices oil and gas law, school law, social security, employment law, family law, and municipal prosecution. Cathy graduated law school from the University of North Dakota in 1979. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota in 1976.
Cathy has practiced law in Williston since 1979. She was previously the Assistant State’s Attorney and the Williston Prosecuting Attorney. In addition, Cathy was an Instructor of Business Law at the University of North Dakota—Williston. She is a past director of the Williston United Way, the Mercy Medical Foundation, and the Williston County Club. She was a School Board Member for Williston Public School District #1 and the School Board President from 1998-2006. She has participated on numerous committees involving the practice of law and has been very active in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Cathy is married to John Schmitz and they spend their time between Williston and their home in Arizona. She has four children: Codi, Jacob, Casey, and Jordan. She enjoys golfing and spending time with her “grandbeauties.”