Cat Shea is the new president of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association.
Describe yourself in five words.
Loyal, comical, passionate, gregarious, persistent.
Why did you become a lawyer?
It’s a cliché, but I wanted to help people.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
“Life’s not fair.” I used to think that’s a cruel mantra, but it is absolutely true. I don’t always expect things to go my way, and I am able to deal with setbacks when they happen without taking them personally.
What is one of the most positive experiences you’ve had as a lawyer?
My involvement with the Colorado Women’s Bar Association. I have made incredibly good friends, been provided with leadership opportunities, and helped change the landscape of public policy and the judiciary in Colorado simply by being a member of the CWBA.
What do you like the most about your practice area?
The cases in which we’re involved span all substantive areas of...