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Joseph A. Catania, Jr Of Counsel

Experience:

 

Over 43 years experience as a trial attorney.Trial practice is devoted to construction, commercial, corporate, partnership, professional malpractice (attorney, physician, accountant, engineer/architect) and employment law (covenants not to compete; theft of corporate secrets, etc) litigation. Rated as among the Top 5% of Upstate New York Attorneys every year since 2007. Rated in 2015 in top 1% of Counsel in the nation.

 

These experiences, together with his work with the AAA has made Joe intimately familiar with the mediation process, from the perspective of the mediator and the litigants' counsel.

 

Currently practices in state courts in Orange, Columbia, Green, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan and Westchester Counties and in the Northern and Southern Districts of the Federal Court System.

 

Multi-Party Dispute

 

Resolution Experience: Multi-party products and motor vehicle cases.

 

Representative Cases

 

Handled as a Mediator: Major construction relating to site work, utility construction; homeowner contract and warranty construction claims; corporate and partnership dissolution and valuation of entities; multi-party product liability claims, construction claims and business tort claims.

 

Handled as an Arbitrator: Commercial, contract, partnership and shareholder disputes; large and small construction claims; employment contract disputes.

Alternate Dispute Resolution

 

Resolution Experience: Over 40 years representing clients in arbitration and mediation and over 30 years as an AAA neutral on construction and commercial panels.

 

Joseph A. Catania, Jr.'s full profile can be found here

Certified Legal Specialties

Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1986

Bar Admissions

New York State, 1978

U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1978

U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1978

U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1987

U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

Education

Albany Law School of Union University 

Albany, New York

J.D. 
 

Boston College 

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

B.A. cum laude 

Published Works

"Damages in New York: Opening and Closing Statements", National Business Institute

"Legal Malpractice and Labor Law Update: Recent Developments in Personal Injury Law", New York State Bar Association

"Avoiding Legal Malpractice", FLG&P CLE Program

"Legal Ethics and Malpractice in New York", Lorman Education Services

"Discovery Techniques", National Business Institute

"Author, Labor Law Update", NYS Bar Association - Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law Section

"Lecturer, Malpractice and Legal Ethics", Lohrman Inc

"Author, NYS Bar Association Legal Malpractice Seminar"

"Author, Legal Malpractice and Labor Law Update: Recent Developments in Personal Injury Law", New York State Bar Association

"Author, Avoiding Legal Malpractice", FLG&P CLE Program

"Author, Damages in New York: Opening and Closing Statements", National Business Institute

Classes & Seminars

Lecturer, "Damages in New York: Opening and Closing Statements", National Business Institute

Lecturer, "Legal Malpractice and Labor Law Update: Recent Developments in Personal Injury Law", New York State Bar Association

Lecturer, "Avoiding Legal Malpractice", FLG&P CLE Program

Lecturer, "Legal Ethics and Malpractice in New York", Lorman Education Services

Lecturer, "Discovery Techniques", National Business Institute Seminar

Lecturer, Labor Law Update, NYS Bar Association - Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law Section Seminar

Lecturer, Malpractice and Legal Ethics, Lohrman, Inc.

Lecturer, NYS Bar Association Legal Malpractice

Lecturer, Legal Malpractice and Labor Law Update:Recent Developments in Personal Injury Law , New York State Bar Association

Lecturer, Avoiding Legal Malpractice, FLG&P CLE Program

Lecturer, Damages in New York: Opening and Closing Statements, National Business Institute

Honors and Awards

Martindale Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Attorney, 2013-2022

Martindale Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Attorney Judicial Edition, 2017-2021

The American Registry’s America’s Most Honored Lawyers, top 1%, 2020-2021

The Lawyers of Distinction’s Top Rated Lawyers in New York, 2020-2021

Hudson Valley Magazine’s Top Attorneys in Upstate New York, 2014-2021

Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2014-2020

Qualified in 2015 for inclusion in the Worldwide Registry of Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs

Rated in 2015 as Nation's Top One Percent, by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Professional Associations and Memberships

Defense Research Institute

American Association for Justice

NYS Advocacy of Trial Lawyers, Charter Member

Newburgh Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

American Arbitration Association, Construction and Commercial Neutral