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Francesca O’Cathain

Title: Important Facets of Family Law Cases Involving Children with Disabilities
Recorded: 7/21/2021

Speaker Bio:

Francesca O’Cathain is a divorce lawyer in Hackensack, NJ at Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC. As a seasoned legal professional, Francesca has been providing quality legal services related to family law for many years. She exclusively helps clients who are dealing with issues like post-judgements, neglect or abuse accusations, support, prenuptial agreements, asset preservation and division, divorce, and child custody.

In addition to her commitment at the law firm, she also works as Of Counsel for Berkman, Bottger, Newman & Rodd, LLP, and serves as Co-Chair for the Legislative Committee of the Family Law Section. She holds prominent positions at the Irish American Bar Association of New York as Treasurer and Founding Member, and Brehon Law Society Member. In the past, Francesca has also been:


  • Board Member for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Jersey
  • Graduate of American Bar Assoication Section of Family Law National Institute for Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Graduate of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ‘Summer Institute’ for Training Associates (beginner and advanced programs)
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Arts at Claremont McKenna College (2001)
  • Earned Juris Doctorate at University of Connecticut School of Law (2004)


Francesca has not gone unnoticed within her community and beyond for her excellence. She was honored by Irish Voice as one of its Legal 100 (2010), named as a “Top Lawyers in Bergen County” by 201 Magazine (2013), listed as a “New Jersey Rising Stars Super Lawyer” (since 2012 and on), nominated as one of “New Leaders of the Bar” by New Jersey Law Journal (2015), named “Best of Bergen” by Bergen Magazine, and received Award of Merit from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (for her work on Hague Convention Cases).


As you can see, Francesca is an experienced family law lawyer, who continues to make a difference in the lives of her clients. As an adoption advocate, she enjoys spending time with her adopted children from China and husband. They reside in Hillsdale, New Jersey. For help with your family law case, call Francesca O’Cathain at Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC today. 

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