Catherine Niebergall

Catherine Niebergall is an attorney in the Opioid Litigation Group at the Dallas offices of Baron & Budd, where she represents municipalities in the fight against opioids. Ms. Niebergall is a San Diego, California, native who moved to Texas in 2011.

Ms. Niebergall attended the University of California, San Diego, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Urban Studies & Planning in 2009. She received her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 2014. While in law school, Ms. Niebergall was an Articles Editor for the SMU Science and Technology Law Review, where she earned Best Comment Finalist, and participated in the Civil Clinic, where she represented low-income clients in civil cases. She also worked as a law clerk at a family law firm and a boutique whistleblower law firm in Dallas.

Prior to joining Baron & Budd in 2019, Ms. Niebergall practiced family law in Dallas and surrounding counties. Ms. Niebergall has always had an aspiration to help people, whether through a tough child custody dispute or as a victim of the national opioid crisis. At Baron & Budd, she is excited to help provide relief to the communities that have been devastated by the national opioid crisis.


  • Product of the Mind: Idea Submission Cases and Copyright Preemption Post-Grosso, 17 SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 31 (2014)


Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D., 2014)

University of California, San Diego (B.A., cum laude, 2009)

Bar and Court Admissions


Professional Associations

Dallas Bar Association