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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 from Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC is a divorce lawyer in Hackensack, NJ who focuses exclusively on family law matters related to support, divorce, child custody, assets preservation and division, post-judgements, prenuptial agreements, and abuse or neglect accusations. When not in the law office, she can be found spending time with her husband and two adopted children, or lecturing at the following institutions: 

  • 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

Experience and Awards

Francesca O’Cathain is Of Counsel for the law firm of Berkman, Bottger, Newman & Rodd, LLP in New York, Treasurer and Founding Member for the Irish American Bar Association of New York, Member of the Brehon Law Society, and serves as Co-Chair for the Legislative Committee of the Family Law Section. In the past, Francesca has held the following prominent positions and awards:


  • 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)


  • 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)

Call Francesca Today
Francesca is an adoption advocate. She and her husband welcomed two adopted children from China into their family, and currently reside in Hillsdale, New Jersey. Call Francesca O’Cathain, a committed partner at Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC, as soon as possible about your family law case.