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Catherine M. DiVita

Catherine DiVita

Catherine has litigated a variety of civil cases in federal and state court, with a focus on employment, professional liability, and insurance matters. This mix of experience gives her valuable insights into each case.

Catherine is an associate in the firm’s litigation department. Since joining the firm in 2017, she has maintained a broad civil litigation practice. She primarily handles employment, professional liability, and insurance matters. She has represented clients in federal and state trial court and assisted with appeals before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

In her employment practice, Catherine not only protects clients as a defensive litigator but also as a counselor to avoid litigation. She helps employers comply with the complex and ever-changing landscape of federal and state employment laws. In the professional liability sphere, she defends lawyers and other professionals when their decisions and judgment are called into doubt. Although insurance issues permeate many areas of her practice, Catherine also specifically assists with coverage and bad faith matters. No matter the type of case, Catherine enjoys getting to know the players, uncovering the strengths and weakness of each party’s claims and defenses, and employing collaborative or aggressive tactics to move the case along, as appropriate.

Prior to joining the firm, Catherine clerked for Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson on the Connecticut Supreme Court and for former Chief Justice Scott L. Kafker on the Massachusetts Appeals Court, who is now on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Catherine graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School in 2015 and summa cum laude from Syracuse University in 2012. During law school, Catherine interned at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Catherine was also on the Boston College Law Review and a quarterfinalist in her law school’s moot court competition.

Catherine is committed to pro bono work and has handled several matters through the Legal Food Hub. She enjoys helping local farmers, having grown up on an apple orchard in Oswego, New York.

Outside of the office, Catherine enjoys kayaking, tennis, hanging out with her cat, and finding new places to eat around Somerville.

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