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Max D. Gale
Kevin T. Hunt
Matthew J. VanBeveren
Kirsten A. Lerch
Andrew R. Borelli
Edward J. Thater
Katherine A. Buckley
Minla Kim
Niall H. Harding
Taylor L. Baker

Catherine A. Gale

Catherine A. Gale Catherine A. Gale, Esq.

P: 315-637-3663


  • J.D. Syracuse University College of Law, cum laude 1978
    • Justinian Honorary Law Society
    • Moot Court
  • R.N., St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, Syracuse, New York
  • B.A., Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
  • M.P.A., Maxwell School at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York


  • New York State, 1979
  • Pennsylvania State, 1996
  • United States District Court, Northern District, New York, 1979
  • United States Supreme Court, 1988
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2017


  • Gale Gale & Hunt, LLC, Fayetteville, New York
    Partner, Since 1997

  • Mackenzie Hughes, Syracuse, New York
    Associate and Partner, 1978-1996

Memberships & Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors (former)
    • Chair, Medical–Legal Liaison Committee (former)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Academy
  • Court-appointed Mediator, Early Neutral Evaluator Arbitrator, Fed Ct Northern District (current)
  • Member, Judicial Hearing Officer Selection Committee, 4th Department Appellate Division, NYS (current)
  • Member, Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York (28 U.S.C. §478)
  • Member, Fifth Judicial District Attorney Grievance Committee

Boards & Committees

  • Advisory Board, Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Central New York (former)
  • Board of Trustees, Cazenovia College; Executive committee (former)
  • Board of Directors, Community Health Foundation of Western and Central NY (former)
  • An Editor of the Onondaga County Medical Society Bulletin (former)
  • Board of Directors and President, Regional Learning Services, Inc. (former)
  • Board of Directors, Metropolitan School for the Arts (former)
  • Board of Directors, Onondaga Pastoral Counseling Center, Inc. (former)

Faculty & Teaching (selected)

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • SUNY at Utica/Rome, College of Nursing, Master program
  • Cazenovia College (Nursing Home Administrator Certification)
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College
  • SUNY Medical Upstate University
    • Grand Rounds, Dept. of OB/GYN
    • Grand Rounds, Dept. of Orthopedics
    • Grand Rounds, Dept. of Neurosurgery
    • Nursing
  • New York State Bar Association: Chair/Moderator and Faculty
    • Trial Practice Courses and Seminars
    • Insurance Coverage Seminars
    • Medical Malpractice Seminars
    • Publication: "Bills of Particulars"
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
    • Speaker/Moderator on various topics involving litigation
  • Broome County Bar Association
  • Numerous workshops and seminars to Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities regarding risk management, malpractice, licensure issues, Federal & State Regulations
    • Crouse Hospital
    • Community General Hospital
    • Cayuga County Center for Living
    • Slocum Dickson Annual Teaching Day
    • St. Joseph Hospital
    • A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital
    • E.J. Nobel Hospital
    • St. Elizabeth Hospital
    • Veterans Administration Hospital
    • Oneida Healthcare
  • Numerous seminars and lectures to Insurance Companies, Professional Organizations and Licensing entities on risk management issues, medical records, and review of law updates.


  • Member, Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Fifth Judicial District
    • June 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018 Term of Service
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Attorneys
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Attorneys
    • President, Syracuse Chapter (former)
  • Martindale–Hubbell "AV" Rating
  • Super Lawyers
    • 2008 – Current (Upstate NY)
    • Top 25 Female Litigator (Upstate NY)
  • CNY Women in Business Award, 2005

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Phone: 315-637-3663   Fax: 315-637-3667
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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6527
Syracuse, NY 13217
Street Address:
7136 E. Genesee Street
Fayetteville, NY 13066

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