Catherine Marie Cardozo

ATTORNEY AT LAW

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law 100%
  • Mediation
  • Child Support
  • Collaborative Law
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Wills
  • Real Estate Law

Biography

Cathy M. Cardozo is an attorney with Collaborative Family Law Affiliates. She has also conducted mediations in divorce and custody, as well as acting as a coach during mediation training sessions. She does volunteer mediation with Good Shepherd Mediation Center.

Ms. Cardozo is a graduate of Temple University, BSW 1988, The Philadelphia Institute for Paralegals 1991 and Temple University School of Law, JD 2002. She was on staff and associate editor on the Temple Journal of International and Comparative Law. During law school she worked as an intern through a clinical program at Family Court of Philadelphia for Temple Legal Aid. Prior to and during law school she had worked as a litigation paralegal. Before entering the legal field, she was a social worker with Philadelphia County MH/MR and a counselor with local womens' agencies.

Memberships include the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Montgomery Bar Association, and the Doris Jonas Freed Inn of Court.

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Delta (Roberts Chapter) - Clerk
  • The Philadelphia Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Paralegal Certificate - 1991
    • Honors: Overall G.P.A. 3.71
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Bachelor of Social Work - 1988

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania, 2002

Honors

  • W.W. Smith Scholarship

Classes & Seminars

  • "Divorce and Custody Mediation", Cozen & O'Connor LLP, 2005 to 2005
  • "Child Support and Custody", Women Against Abuse, 2002 to 2002
  • General Practice Program, The Institute for Paralegal Training, 1991 to 1991

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Mediation, Good Shepherd Mediation Center

Past Positions

  • Law Offices of Maribeth Blessing, Attorney, 2005 to 2007
  • Bennett & Associates, Attorney, 2004 to 2005
  • Abrahams, Loewenstein & Bushman, Attorney, 2002 to 2004
  • Marshall, Dennehey, Summer, Associate/Law Clerk, 2001 to 2002
  • White and Williams, Paralegal, 1999 to 2001
  • Rawle & Henderson, Paralegal, 1996 to 1999
  • German, Gallagher & Murtagh, Paralegal, 1991 to 1996

Languages

  • English

Ancillary Businesses

  • Certified Personal Trainer

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2003
  • American Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2003
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2004
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2004
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Mediation Committee, 2005
  • Collaborative Family Law Affiliates, Attorney, 2004
  • Good Shepherd Mediation Center, Volunteer Divorce/Custody Mediator, 2003

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Legal Intern, Temple Legal Aid Office, Family Law Division, 2002

Current Employment Position

  • Sole Practitioner