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Catherine Margaret Koshkin

Catherine Margaret Koshkin

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate

About Me

I am happily married to Patrick Cleary.  We live in an old homestead on 7 acres with lots of animals.  I enjoy music, reading, nature, back country horseback riding, and learning new things.



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Estate Planning: 60%
    24 years
  2. Probate: 40%
    24 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Zachary Ethan Zwerdling

    I have known Cat Koshkin for many years. She is considered one of the finest probate and estate planning attorneys in our community. In fact she is my estate planning attorney and I have been totally satisfied with her representation over the years. She listens carefully and provides conscientious considered guidance and advice. In my book she is "10" - "Superb"


    Zachary Zwerdling Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Catherine M. "Cat" Koshkin

1116 11th Street
Arcata, CA, 95521




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Legal Services AwardHumboldt County Bar Association2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Offices of Catherine M. Koshkin2000 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Humboldt County Bar AssociationPresident2010 - 2010
Making HeadwayAdvisory Board Member2006 - Present
Sequoia Humane SocietyAdvisory Board Member2006 - Present
Arcata Planning CommissionCommissioner2003 - 2005
Arcata Chamber of CommerceMember2000 - Present
Humboldt County Bar AssociationPresident1996 - 1996
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1995 - Present
California Women LawyersMember1991 - Present
Humboldt County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1990 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
California Appellate Court Reporter: 71 CA4th 753Estate of Beard1999


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Aji NetworkN/AN/A2006
McGeorge School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Dementia Care ConferenceLegal and Financial Issues in Dementia2009
Council on Estate Planning and Elder CareTax and Legal Issues in Moderate Size Estates2009