Catherine A. Gale, Esq.

Catherine Gale obtained her J.D. in 1978 from the Syracuse University College of Law. She also obtained her M.P.A. and B.A. from Syracuse University, as well as an R.N. from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing. Catherine has over thirty years of experience as a trial attorney and has successfully brought hundreds of medical malpractice and negligence cases to verdict. She was previously a partner at a mid-sized firm in Syracuse, where she managed the medical malpractice defense group. In 1997, Catherine established our firm.

Catherine has been recognized as a Top 25 Women Super Lawyer, 2019 Woman Leader in the Law, has a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Rating, and was selected by her peers for The Best Lawyers of America for her work in Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants and a recipient of the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” award for her work in Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants in Syracuse. Catherine is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America, dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice. Catherine is also a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial. Induction into both organizations is by invitation only and its members/fellows must demonstrate the highest standards of ethics and professionalism as well as advocacy skill and experience.

Catherine is also a member of the Litigation Counsel of America, Judicial Hearing Officer Selection Advisory Committee for the Fourth Judicial Department, New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department Magistrate Selection Committee, New York State Bar Foundation, New York State Bar Association, Onondaga County Bar Association and American Health Lawyer Association.

Catherine frequently lectures on issues related to medical malpractice defense at the Surgical Grand Rounds at Crouse Hospital and to the SUNY Upstate Department of Orthopedic Surgery Residents. She also previously taught at the Syracuse University College of Law, the SUNY at Utica/Rome College of Nursing and Cazenovia College.

Catherine has served on the boards of the Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, Cazenovia College, Excellus, the Regional Learning Services, the Metropolitan School of Arts and the Onondaga Pastoral Counseling Center.

Catherine is admitted to practice in the States of New York and Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, the Northern District of New York, and the United State Supreme Court.

Catherine resides in Cazenovia.