Cathryn Mallonee

Cathryn Mallonee is a paralegal and technical consultant with the Castañeda Firm.  An engineer and geologist, she offers insight into the scientific components of the high-stakes oil and gas and energy litigation the firm undertakes.

Cathryn is well-versed in the complexities of environmental regulation due to her time spent as a consultant working with government agencies and private utilities clients.  While working as an environmental field geologist, she conducted field oversight of contractors and drillers during monitoring well installation, removal, and GPS surveying.  She also completed state applications to permit remediation activities, such as Notice of Intent to Discharge Stormwater Discharge (NOI), Underground Injection Control Permit (UIC), and Application to Landfarm, and supplied required supporting documentation.

Prior to pursuing a Master’s Degree in Physical Science, Cathryn worked as a network analyst for a major telecommunications company.  In this role, she analyzed new projects and determined strategies and procedures for implementation and was responsible for management and tracking of over 25,000 customer circuits migrated to new equipment.

Admissions & Memberships

Geological Society of America
Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists


Wallace Scholarship, Wichita State University
Watkins-Berger Scholarship, The University of Kansas
Lanier Award, Emporia State University


Emporia State University, M.S. in Physical Science (Earth Science), 2013

  • Certified Intern Geologist, State of Kansas – IG132, December 2014

Wichita State University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1987

  • Certified Engineer in Training, State of Kansas, June 1987

Prior Affiliations

Environmental Field Geologist, Kennedy Jenks Consultants – Engineers and Scientists, 2014 –2015

Graduate Teaching Assistant in Earth Science, Emporia State University, 2011- 2013

Network Analyst IV, Sprint Corporation, 2000 – 2004

Contract Data Analyst for Sprint Corporation, H.L. Yoh, 1998-2000

Network Analyst II, Sprint Corporation, 1988 – 1992

Student Engineer, Kansas Gas and Electric Co., 1981-1983