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Catherine Becker Good

Divorce and separation Attorney at Dedham, MA

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Catherine Good

  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Catherine

Learn Catherine’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    My areas of practice include all aspects of family law, such as divorce, separation and custody proceedings. I also represent clients in Modification hearings and Contempt hearings. I have handled cases in each of the Probate Courts of the Commonwealth.

    35 years

  2. Mediation
    40%

    35 years

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    5%
    I have represented consumer debtors in chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings for the past 26 years.

    35 years

  4. Criminal defense
    5%

    35 years

I have 34 years of hands on experience in family law. Aside from litigation, a significant part of my practice is dedicated to divorce mediation. My extensive experience as a divorce attorney provides a valuable background as a mediator.  I graduated from Northeastern University, magna cum laude, with a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration. I was awarded the Hutchinson Memorial Award for outstanding marketing student. I received my Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School. I was awarded the Jurisprudence Award in Professional Responsibility.

 

 

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Location

Catherine Becker Good
858 Washington Street, Suite 103
Dedham, MA, 02026

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Bill | March 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steadfast, determined, and personable
Catherine deserves more recognition and honors than a review could ever hope to bestow, but I cannot thank her enough for the way she handled my case and fought for my family. After 7 years of custody hearings and several different attorneys, Catherine came in swinging and NEVER settled for less than what was best for my family. She remained in constant communication with me during the entire process and she made sure she understood every intricate detail of not only the case documentation, but of the personal nature of the people involved. She never "settled" with anything less than what was the best for my son. Every move that was made strategically with the end goal always in mind. She is a fighter and her determination was such a breath of fresh air compared with my previous attorneys who seemed reluctant to stand behind a father fighting for his son's well being. I cannot recommend Catherine enough.
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Response from Catherine Good March 3, 2022
Thank you, Bill. I'm glad we were able to achieve a favorable result on behalf of your son.
Posted by Judy | April 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Catherine Goodwin was very direct, proficient and knowledgeable about her craft in being a divorce attorney, Catherine was able to provide information and outcomes that I had not received from a prior attorney. she supported me during a difficult time in my life and I was so thankful for her assistance.
Posted by Lisa | February 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Lisa R.
Catherine has truly been a blessing. Having come into our lengthy, ongoing case, her clear and fair minded approach has changed the direction of our highly contentious situation. She is a skilled mediator whom I can always rely on for clarity, honesty, and complete support. Catherine is always focused on doing what is best for our family and I highly recommend her.
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Posted by R. Mirabal | January 28, 2019
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Very Experienced, Supportive and Responsive!!
Catherine is a very experienced lawyer. She projects the confidence and peace that I desperately needed in my difficult legal process. She is extremely supportive and a very respectful listener. She was always there when I needed her, and weekends and nights were never too busy for her to reply my emails. Her office staff is very welcoming and courteous. I highly recommend Catherine. Catherine, thank you for all your support and every word of encouragement during such a difficult time.
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Posted by Patty | December 17, 2018
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Caring and excellent attorney
Catherine represented us in a difficult time and exceeded our expectations. She is competent and caring and never minded answering all of my questions. Catherine actually got us an outcome above what we had hoped. I recommend her without reservation.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Review for Catherine Becker Good
I had a negative experience with a previous family law attorney, and after visiting Catherine for a 2nd opinion late last year, she was quickly able get my situation back on track, and ease all my anxieties about my case. She took the time to really listen and understand the issues I was facing, and made recommendations which made my parenting situation (with a contentious ex-spouse) easier from that point forward. I felt Catherine and her team were highly competent, experienced, and trustworthy. She was honest and realistic at all times with me. She knew when to stand firm and when to compromise. After working with Catherine for the last 12 months, I can definitely say I am happy with the outcome of my divorce, and i'd recommend her to anyone looking for an attorney in family law.
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Posted by Uma Subramanian | April 15, 2016
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Excellent Attorney!!
Cathy is a great person by heart and excellent in her profession. She is very professional and compassionate. She is very quick in responding through phone/ text any day including weekends. I met with atleast 10 attorneys before meeting with Cathy and finally chose Cathy to represent me. She is very knowledgeable about the law and I highly recommend her for your legal battles.
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Posted by Lauren | January 21, 2016
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Amazing Attorney
Catherine has been amazing...twice. She is extremely knowledgable and trustworthy. Her professionalism in the courtroom is impeccable. Catherine is always only a phone call, e-mail, or text away. I would recommend (and have recommended) her services to anyone in need of a reputable, reliable, compassionate attorney. Thank you, Catherine, for everything!
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Posted by Bill | April 24, 2014
Classy and trustworthy
Catherine has been helping me deal with a very difficult ex wife. She has been nothing but professional and compassionate throughout my entire ordeal. She is always quick to reply to any question I have and I never feel I am being judged or rushed when speaking to her. She is not all about how much money she can get from her clients (like many lawyers) but rather getting the best results for her clients. She very knowledgeable about the law and an all around good person. I highly recommend her for your legal battles.
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Posted by Donald | November 23, 2012
Catherine Becker Good
Attorney Good assisted me with financial issues during a time I was very ill. Most of our corresponding was over the phone or by e-mail due to my illness. She continued to be very responsive and promptly resolved my problem. My family and I are extremely grateful for all the efforts she made and for resolving my case 100% to my well being and satisfaction.
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Posted by Charles | November 21, 2012
Great Attorney
Attorney Becker was extremely helpful to me during the course of my divorce. She assisted with the divorce issue itself along with an attempt by my ex wife to get a retraining order. Her integrity was beyond reproach and I would recommend to to any of my friends and family.
Posted by Bia | November 16, 2012
Awesome !!!
I found Attorney Catherine Good to be very efficient. She was there to keep me informed of any new developments on my case and went well beyond what I expected to make the process of bankruptcy easy. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by s_jac31 | September 14, 2012
Skilled Professional
Catherine represented me in my divorce. The case was difficult and emotional and without Catherine's sound legal advice, I would not have stuck it out and may have settled for less that what the law entitled me to. Divorce is difficult enough and Catherine kept my case focused on the legal elements of support and the case was ultimately settled in my favor. Catherine's approach also avoided a costly trial. She is a skilled negotiator and I would highly recommend Catherine.
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Posted by Eddie | May 9, 2012
Excellence in Service
Catherine Good is an excellent Attorney, compassionate, caring and have a great understading of the issue. She take time to listen and give a clear and informed advice base on the rule of Law. She always return calls in a timely fashion and is willing to go the extra mile.I would highly recommend Catherine to anyone with bankruptcy issues and issues conserning foreclosure of property.
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Posted by Debbie, Colleague | July 7, 2011
An Excellent Attorney!
Cathy is an excellent and outstanding lawyer, but more importantly, a great person. I’m impressed with how quickly she made herself an integral part of Framingham’s local legal community thoughtfully and compassionately assisting her clients and those in need. She is what a lawyer should be. She's helpful, informative and kind-hearted. She is straight forward so there are no surprises as she tells you what you need to hear, not what she might think you want to know. She listens to what you say, addresses your concerns and strives to find creative, reasonable and acceptable solutions to any problem or dilemma. She always has the best interest of her clients and friends in mind with everything she does. In addition, Cathy knows the law and is able to explain it in an easy and understandable way. I have and will continue to recommend Cathy to others. I am lucky to be able to call Cathy a colleague and a friend.
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Posted by Patricia | March 10, 2011
An Attorney With a Heart
Catherine Good is an excellent competent and compassionate attorney. I have used her services several times since 1998 and was satisfied every time. She has a unique quality that allows her to help people feel safe and taken care of at a very vulnerable time. I trust her to assist me in whatever my legal issues are, knowing that she will give me the best quality legal advice available. She is a genuinely good human being that just happens to be a lawyer and it shows in her interactions with the clients she serves. I would recommend Catherine Good to anyone seeking legal assistance if competence, compassion and a desire for excellence are important to them
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • sole practitioner
  • Law Office of Catherine Becker Good
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Legal Solutions Law Group
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Sole practitioner
  • Law Office of Catherine Becker Good
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Associate
  • LEWIS & LEEPER, LLC
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Associate
  • NICA, Inc.
  • 2003 - 2008
  • sole practitioner
  • Law Office of Catherine Becker Good
  • 1988 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Voke & McLaughlin
  • 1988 - 1991
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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Northeastern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Women's Business Network of Norwood
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • member
  • 2019 - Present
  • She Breathes Collaborative
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • BNI Norwood
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Linked In Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014 - Present
  • Linked In Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2014 - Present
  • Linked In Suffolk University Alumni
  • 2013 - Present
  • Linked In Northeastern University Alumni
  • 2013 - Present
  • Linked In Greater Boston Group of Women's Bar
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • 1990 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 1990 - Present
  • Massachusetts State Bar
  • 1988 - Present
  • Northeastern U. Alumni
  • 1986 - Present
  • Vela League
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Greater Boston Group of the Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • The Top 100 Registry
  • The Top 100 Registry
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Highly Recommended
  • Alignable
  • 2019
  • Juris Prudence Award
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • 1988
  • Hutchinson Memorial Award - outstanding marketing student
  • Northeastern University
  • 1985
  • magna cum laude
  • Northeastern University
  • 1985
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (21)
Endorse Catherine
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been opposing counsel on a number of matters with Attorney Good. She is an excellent attorney and a zealous advocate for her clients. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge that greatly benefits her clients. I strongly endorse Attorney Good."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Catherine is a great attorney. I trust her and she fights to advocate for her client. She has great legal skills and knows how to navigate difficult cases."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Catherine is a top notch attorney. Her responses in public forums such as AVVO showcase her experience, expertise, and a deep understanding and knowledge of the law. Any person in need of an attorney will be greatly served by this superior attorney."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Good has a well-balanced approach of caring for her clients and paying attention to detail, which is especially important in bankruptcy. Prospective clients will be well-served to hire her."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Catherine is an excellent lawyer; I have seen her in court on criminal case and she does a great job for her clients. She is also experienced with Bankruptcy cases and has a great reputation for assisting clients obtain debt relief. I would highly recommend her for both of her practice areas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen her in action and there is no one better in Massachusetts when it comes to advocating for her client in the realm of family law. Wonderful attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Catherine is very knowledgeable, helpful and informative. She explains the processes to her clients in-depth so that they understand what they are facing and what their strategy is. Catherine listens to her clients, and tries to find reasonable and acceptable solutions for them, but will also fight it out in court for you. I have been very impressed with her professional manner, knowledge and experience while I have had the pleasure of working with her. I endorse Catherine Good."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Catherine is an exemplary advocate for her clients and I endorse her without reservation. I have witnessed her skills firsthand and I am proud to have the opportunity to work alongside her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Catherine knows the law, and she genuinely cares about achieving the right results for the right reasons for her clients. She's respected by opposing counsel, court personnel and her peers as being an experienced trial attorney. For these reasons, I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Catherine for the past 5 years and am continually impressed by her knowledge of the law and ability to get the best possible resolution for her clients. Catherine is an outstanding attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Catherine is an outstanding attorney. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients, she is well respected in the family law community and by the courts and she honest and ethical. Catherine is the type of attorney you would feel comfortable trusting with your family and I would retain her, If I ever needed a family law attorney. She is a credit to the legal profession."
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Dedham Divorce and separation Lawyer Catherine Becker Good
Catherine Becker Good
Divorce and separation Attorney
Dedham, MA
Licensed for 35 years
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