Joseph A. Catania was chosen to be featured in the 2012 edition of New York Super Lawyers-Upstate Edition magazine featuring the top 5% of attorneys in Upstate NY in the category of Business Litigation. This marks the sixth consecutive year Mr. Catania has made this list in as many years as this edition of Super Lawyers has been published.
As a litigation specialist for the past 30 years, his experience has encompassed a unique blend of federal and state litigation, extensive trials and resolution of matters through alternative dispute procedures, such as mediation and arbitration. He represents clients in personal injury tort, business, construction litigation and other complex civil litigated matters.He guides clients in the construction process and resolution of disputes through all phases of the job. He represents individuals in shareholder derivative actions, corporate waste, theft of corporate opportunity and employment/restrictive covenant disputes. He has represented lawyers, doctors, architects, engineers and design professionals for decades in all Mid-Hudson counties, including Orange, Rockland, Dutchess, Ulster and the Greater Mid-Hudson Region, north and south. Joe's reputation for skill and guidance in professional claims has prompted many client and attorney/colleague referrals.
Super Lawyers is an annual listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review by leading attorneys from each practice area and independent research on the candidates. Factors considered and reviewed include background and years of experience in their primary area of law, the number of cases or transactions handled, representative clients, major verdicts, honors and awards, position within the bar, scholarly work, lectures and pro bono activity. Only the top 5% of the licensed attorneys in the state are selected.