Practice areas

General Litigation, Professional Liability: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense

Focus areas

Legal Malpractice, Litigation

Jacques Catafago brings an extensive academic and professional background to The Catafago Law Firm, resulting in exceptional legal representation with significant cost savings. His track record includes jury verdicts averaging $2 million in punitive damages per case. He has also contributed articles on punitive damages in contract cases to the New York Law Journal.

Mr. Catafago’s academic achievements encompass top honors and summa cum laude distinctions from both college and law school, ranking fifth in his law school class, serving as an editor for Law Review, and earning top honors in real estate law and civil rights litigation. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

With an AV rating and listings in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and Who’s Who in American Law, Mr. Catafago’s legal career includes prior work as a clerk for the Federal Court Pro Se Office, teaching legal research and writing, and serving as a state court mediator. He holds licenses to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Florida.

Notable highlights from his impressive track record include his involvement in the patent case Bolar v. Roche, a groundbreaking 1996 Section 1983 civil rights case with the highest-ever punitive damage jury verdict, a successful three-week trial for Air China leading to a $3.8 million jury verdict upheld by the Second Circuit, and his representation of Aaron J. Broder, a former president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, in a case against attorney F. Lee Bailey in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Catafago’s federal and state court cases have garnered significant attention, with one even reaching the United States Supreme Court. His work has been featured in publications such as the New York Law Journal, The New York Times, New Jersey Law Journal, Billboard, New York Daily News, and New York Post.

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