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About me

I am compassionate, thorough, and highly experienced in court. I tenaciously pursue the cases I handle. I am well known by other attorneys, insurance companies, judges and grateful, loyal clients, who honor me by returning to me time and again to address their legal needs.


Languages spoken: English, French

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Family: 35%
  3. Real Estate: 15%



Hourly ($275-350/hour), contingent (33%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Law Offices of Katherine G. Houghton

87 S Farview Ave., Ste 2
Paramus, NJ, 07652-2656


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Completion for Arbitration TrainingSuperior Court of New Jersey2010
"Celebration of Life" AwardSeveral Sources Shelters2007
"Ghost of Christmas Present" AwardSeveral Sources Shelters2004
Charity Award of AppreciationSeveral Sources Shelters2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Katherine G. Houghton1994 - Present
PartnerVaccaro, Randazzo & Houghton1993 - 1994
Senior AssociateVaccaro, Curran & Murphy1988 - 1993
Associate attorneyVacarro, Osborne, Curran & Murphy1984 - 1988
Appellate Division Law ClerkHon Theodore W. Trautwein1983 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey Association for JusticeMember1999 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Bergen County Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of Heusser v. BandasianSettled for full policy limits of $300,000; only damages for conscious pain and suffering applied as wrongful death damages did not apply where the decedent had no dependents
Cisek v. MRZ Trucking CoSettled $375,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
LexisNexis Practice Guide "New Jersey Trial, Post-Trial and Appellate Proceedings"Summations2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Douglass CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
30th Annual Several Sources Shelter Charity DinnerShelters for pregnant women and their children2011