Michael E. Catania

Newburgh, New York USA
Michael E. Catania, Esq

Michael E. Catania, Esq., (Michael) is one of the firm's litigation attorneys with a concentration in Construction and Commercial matters.

After graduating with honors from Albany Law School, Michael took an associate's position with The Rose Law Firm, PLLC, where he focused on product warranty litigation and arbitration for some of the world's largest automobile manufactures.

Michael, a Newburgh Free Academy alum, returned to Orange County in 2008 to take on his current position with CMM&R. Since that time, Michael has concentrated his practice in the areas of Construction Law, Commercial litigation, Municipal Defense and General Litigation. Michael serves a number of clients in both the construction and renewable energy industry, including construction management firms, builders, engineers and architects, as well as project owners and municipalities. Michael has also been admitted in New Jersey so as to better serve his and the firm's clients in that jurisdiction.

Areas of Practice

  • General and Commercial Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • AIA Contract Formation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Municipal Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Surety Law
  • Trust Fund Claims

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2007
  • New Jersey, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2007


  • Albany Law School Union University Albany, New York
    J.D. magna cum laude - 2006
  • University of Delaware Newark, Delaware
    B.A. - 2003

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyer, Rising Star: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Orange County 2012 Rising Star
  • Member of the Justinian Society

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Certified Construction and Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS)
  • New York, Orange County Bar Associations, Member
  • Construction Contractors Association, Member
  • Hudson Valley Builder's Association, Member
  • Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh, Board Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Justinian Society, Member
  • NYS Economic Development Council, Member