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

Francesca O’Cathain

Francesca O’Cathain is a divorce lawyer in Hackensack, NJ at Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC, and exclusively represents family law matters related to divorce, child custody, asset division and preservation, prenuptial agreements, support, and post-judgements. She works as Co-Chair for the Legislative Committee of the Family Law Section, and as Of Counsel for the law firm of Berkman, Bottger, Newman & Rodd, LLP in New York. Francesca serves as Treasurer and Founding Member for Irish American Bar Assoication of New York, and is a Member of the Brehon Law Society. Prominent positions Francesca has held include the following:


  • 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)
  • Juris Doctorate from University of Connecticut School of Law (2004)


Francesca shares her legal insight and wisdom as often as she can, and has frequently lectured for:


  • The New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • New Jersey Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • And more County Bar Associations


Because of Francesca’s experience, she has been acknowledged by numerous publications and organizations: 


  • Honored by Irish Voice as one of its Legal 100 (2010)
  • Named as a “New Jersey Rising Stars Super Lawyer” (since 2012 and on)
  • Named as one of “New Leaders of the Bar” by New Jersey Law Journal (2015)
  • Named as a “Top Lawyers in Bergen County” by 201 Magazine (2013)
  • Named “Best of Bergen” by Bergen Magazine
  • Award of Merit from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (for her dedicated work to Hague Convention Cases)


If you are in need of a seasoned family law lawyer, look no further than Francesca O’Cathain at Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC.