Catherine Gima

Senior Director of the Legal Academy


Catherine Gima is the Senior Director of the Legal Academy at American United for the Separation of Church and State.

Before joining AU, Katie spent thirteen years at the American Association for Justice. She joined AAJ as a staff attorney and held various leadership roles during her tenure, including Director of the Exchange, Director of Education, and Director of Digital Strategy.

Katie received her Juris Doctor for Temple University, Beasley School of Law, where she served as the Executive Editor of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Pennsylvania State University.


Americans United & the National Women’s Law Center file suit to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans.

Abortion bans violate the separation of church and state. Americans United and the National Women’s Law Center—the leading experts in religious freedom and gender justice—have joined forces with thirteen clergy from six faith traditions to challenge Missouri’s abortion bans as unconstitutionally imposing one narrow religious doctrine on everyone.

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