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Michael E Catania

Michael E Catania

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Litigation, Commercial, Contracts & Agreements

About Me

Mr. Catania has concentrated his practice in the areas of Construction Law, Commercial litigation, municipal defense and general litigation.  He serves a number of clients in both the construction and renewable energy industry, including construction management firms, builders, engineers and architects, as well as project owners and municipalities.  Mr. Catania has also been admitted in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut so as to better serve his clients in those jurisdictions. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Construction & Development: 30%
    9 years, 200 cases
  2. Commercial: 25%
    8 years, 300 cases
  3. Litigation: 25%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    9 years, 300 cases



Hourly ($275-300/hour), Contingent (20-30%), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Steven Irwin Milligram

    I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a diligent, hard working attorney who is dedicated to and strives to achieve the best results possible for his clients. He is a vigorous adversary who fights to insure that his clients interests are protected and afforded the best representation


    Steven Milligram Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer.I have known and have had dealings wth Mr. Catania since he was a student of mine.He is a personable, reliable, efficient and very capable attorney.


    Robert Bowmar
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Catania, Mahon, Milligram, & Rider, PLLC

One Corwin Court
Newburgh, NY, 12550



NYCurrently registered 200703/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising Starorange county chamber of commerce2012
Justinian SocietyAlbany Law School2006
Liens and Judgment's Award of ExcellenceRobert Bowmar, J.D.2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCatania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC2013 - Present
AssociateCatania, Mahon, Milligram, & Rider, PLLC2008 - 2013
AssociateThe Rose Law Firm, PLLC2006 - 2008
Law ClerkOrange County Supreme Court2004 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Certified Construction and Risk and Insurancespecialist2013 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
New York State Bar Associationmember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2009
Justinian SocietyMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Cerniglia v The Church of the Holy Name of Mary, et alSuccessfully established Defendants’ easement rights through appeal to Second Department
Beth Ropshitz v Schwartzcase dismissed
GC v. FSSecured entire contract amount from debtor

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Publication NameTitleDate
Find LawIncorporation by Reference2013
CCA NewsletterUnderstanding Payment Bonds2012
TCLMM NewsletterPouring the Foundation for an Enforceable Indemnification Clause2010
TCLMM NewsletterConstruction Law Update2009
Tarshis Catania, et al NewsletterDON'T GET SQUEEZED: Your Rights Under NY's Lemon Law2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of DelawareHistory/Poly SciBA - Bachelor of Arts2003