Cataldo Law Offices, LLC

Cataldo Law Offices, LLC

The firm originated in 1961. The firm's major emphasis is Litigation including an extensive Criminal and Civil Law practice.

Firm Overview

Attorneys Joseph P. Cataldo and Cornelius J. Madera III, representing client's in all serious criminal matters, violent and non-violent, drunk driving, sexual abuse, domestic restraining orders and assault, and drug offenses in all Courts. Attorney Joseph Cataldo, a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston and Norfolk County Bar Associations, is one of the preeminent criminal attorneys in the area. Attorney Madera is a former assistant district attorney with extensive criminal litigation experience, and also one of the most active criminal attorneys in the area. In the Domestic Relations field, Attorney Paul A. Cataldo listed in "The Best Lawyer's in America," is a top Domestic Relations attorney, past President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Massachusetts chapter, a member of National American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member of the Massachusetts and Norfolk County Bar Associations. He and Attorney Linda A. Ouellette, also a member of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations and one of the top divorce litigators in eastern Massachusetts, handle divorce matters including, property division, alimony, support and custody issues. Attorney Jennifer C. Roman also brings her experience to the Firm practicing with Attorney Cataldo and Attorney Ouellette in Domestic Relation matters. Attorney Lisa A. Harvey handles much of the firm's civil litigation case load. She has extensive trial experience in a wide variety of civil litigation matters. Many of the firm's clients are referred to the firm by other professionals relying on the experienced expert legal assistance provided to clients by our attorneys.
Main Office
Main Office
1000 Franklin Village Drive, Suite 302
Franklin  MA  02038
Phone
  • 508-528-2400
Fax
  • 508-520-0699
Websites
Criminal Defense
Areas of Law:
-Domestic Relations
-Criminal Law
-Criminal Defense
-Felonies
-Misdemeanors
-Civil Litigation
-Employment Law
-Corporate Law
-Drivers License Suspension
-Domestic Partnerships
-Family Law
-Alimony
-Annulment
-Divorce
-Divorce Arbitration
-Divorce Mediation
-Domestic Violence
-Marital Agreements
-Marital Property Distribution
-Marital Property Law
-Marital Property Settlements
-Matrimonial Law
-Paternity
-Name Changes
-Premarital Agreements
-Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
-QDROs
-Restraining Orders
-Spousal Support
-Uncontested Divorce
-Assault And Battery
-Burglary
-Criminal Appeals
-Criminal Fraud
-Criminal Investigation
-Driving While Intoxicated
-DUI/DWI
-Electronic Surveillance
-Federal Criminal Law
-Homicide
-Search And Seizure
-Sex Crimes
-Sexual Assault
-Shoplifting
-Theft
-Traffic Violations
-Vehicular Homicide
-Weapons Charges
-Civil Practice
-Federal Civil Practice
-Business Law
-Business Development
-Business Arbitration
-Business Formation
-Business Litigation
-Bank Collections
-Banks And Banking
-Bank Foreclosures
-Banking Litigation
-Commercial Banking

Paul A. Cataldo

Attorney in Franklin, MA

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law Section, 1989-. Town Moderator, 1962-1977. Member, Massachusetts Legislature, 1963-1966.

Experience & Credentials

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1961, Massachusetts

Law School Attended:
Boston College Law School
Class of 1960
J.D.

University Attended:
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
Class of 1957
B.A., Government Studies

Birth Information:
Born in 1935
Franklin, Massachusetts, May 15, 1935

Associations & Memberships:
Norfolk County and Massachusetts Bar Associations; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (National and State Chapter; President, Massachusetts Chapter, 1979-1980).
Education
  • Boston College Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1960

Joseph P. Cataldo

Attorney in Franklin, MA

Areas of Law:
-Criminal Law
-Criminal Defense
-Litigation
-Felonies
-Misdemeanors

Experience & Credentials

Position:
Managing Partner

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1991, Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Law School Attended:
Suffolk University Law School
Class of 1991
J.D.

University Attended:
Trinity College
Class of 1988
B.A., Political Science

Birth Information:
Born in 1966
Newton, Massachusetts, April 10, 1966

Associations & Memberships:
Boston, Norfolk County (Council Member) and Massachusetts (Member, Criminal Law Section, 1992-) Bar Associations; Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Associa... More

Representative Cases:
Comm. v. Yehudi Y 56 Mass. App. Ct. 812 (2002).
Education
  • Suffolk University Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1991

Lisa A. Harvey

Attorney in Franklin, MA
Named, Massachusetts "Super Lawyer," Boston Magazine, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Areas of Law
-Civil Litigation
-Business Litigation
-Employment Law
-Professional Liability Defense

Experience & Credentials

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1991, Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
1996, U.S. Supreme Court
1997, Maryland and District of Columbia and U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
2000, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Law School Attended
Suffolk University Law School
Class of 1990
J.D.

University Attended:
Mary Washington College
Class of 1986
B.A., History

Associations & Memberships:
Massachusetts Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar; Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.; Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts ("REBA").
Education
  • Suffolk University Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1990

Linda A. Ouellette

Attorney in Franklin, MA
Alpha Sigma Mu; Order of the Coif.

Areas of Law:
-Family and Probate Law Litigation
-Divorce
-Custody Disputes
-Contempt Actions
-Guardianship
-Will Disputes

Experience & Credentials

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1985, Massachusetts
1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
1993, U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Law School Attended:
Boston College Law School
Class of 1984
J.D., magna cum laude
Order of the Coif; Boston College Law Review, Managing Editor, 1983 - 1984

University Attended:
St. Anselm's College
Class of 1980
B.A.
summa cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1958
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, March 13, 1958

Associations & Memberships:
Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations.
Education
  • Boston College Law School
    Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude , 1984

Cornelius J. Madera, III

Attorney in Franklin, MA

Areas of Law:
-Criminal Law
-Litigation

Experience & Credentials

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2003, Massachusetts
2006, U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Law School Attended:
Northeastern University School of Law
Class of 2003
J.D.

University Attended:
Trinity College
Class of 2000
B.A., History

Birth Information:
Born in 1978
Boston, Massachusetts, June 13, 1978
Education
  • Northeastern University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2003

Jennifer C. Roman

Attorney in Franklin, MA
Named, Massachusetts Rising Star, Boston Magazine, 2007 and 2008. Contributing On-Camera Legal Analyst, WBZ-TV (CBS-Boston). Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex District Attorney's Office. Former Associate, Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C., Boston.

Areas of Law:
-Family Law
-Civil Litigation

Experience & Credentials

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1999, Massachusetts
New York
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Law School Attended:
Suffolk University Law School
J.D., cum laude
Distinguished Oral Advocate; Presenter, Academic Convocation

University Attended:
Muhlenberg College
B.A.
cum laude

Associations & Memberships:
Massachusetts Bar Association; Woman's Bar Association.
Education
  • Suffolk University Law School
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude
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