Lia E. Fierro

Newburgh, New York USA
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Lia E. Fierro, a native of the Hudson Valley, joined Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC as an associate after her graduation from law school. She earned her Bachelor's Degree magna cum laude from Hofstra University in 2007 and her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law in 2011 with a concentration in health law. 

During her time at BUSL, Lia was a Note Editor for the American Journal of Law & Medicine and served as President of the BU Women's Law Association.  Lia also completed an internship at Boston Children’s Hospital under the Chief Counsel for Research Affairs, with a focus on intellectual property conflicts and ethical issues in genomic medicine.

Lia was named the 2014 Outstanding New Lawyer by the Women’s Bar Association of Orange & Sullivan Counties, a 2015 Orange County Rising Star by the Junior League of Orange County and Leadership Orange, and an Upstate New York Rising Star in the field of Business Litigation in 2017 and 2018 by the nationally recognized attorney rating service SuperLawyers®.  She presently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Orange County Citizens Foundation. 

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Health Law
  • General Corporate Law

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York, 2012
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2015
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2015


  • Boston University School of Law Boston, Massachusetts
    J.D., Concentration in Health Law
  • Hofstra University Hempstead, New York
    B.A. Social Science, Magna Cum Laude

Published Works

  • "You Can't Say That on Television: Constitutional Analysis of a Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising Ban", 37 Am. J.L. & Med. 444, 2011


  • Presenter, "Constitutional Analysis of a Direct-to-Consumer Advertising Ban", American Journal of Law & Medicine Symposium, Boston University School of Law , 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • WBAOSC Outstanding New Lawyer, 2014
  • Orange County Rising Stars, 2015
  • SuperLawyers®, Upstate New York Rising Star – Business Litigation: 2017, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties
  • Leadership Orange Class of 2013
  • Orange County Citizens Foundation, Board Member