Francesca M. O'Cathain, Esq.
Francesca received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College in California, where she majored in Government and Psychology. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York. She successfully completed both the Beginners and the Advanced Sessions of The Institute for Training Family Law Associates offered by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).
Francesca practices in all areas of Family Law and Juvenile Criminal Law. Francesca is a member of the Family Law and Young Lawyers Sections of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She serves as the Co-Chair of the Charity Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section.
Francesca is Treasurer and a founding member of the Irish American Bar Association of New Jersey, a member of the Irish-American Bar Association of New York, and a member of the Brehon Law Society. Francesca has extensive contacts in Ireland and represents numerous Irish citizens in matrimonial actions in the USA.
She has received the Award of Merit from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for her work assisting children in Hague Convention matters. Also, Francesca has lectured to the AAML-NJ chapter on Discovery in the Federal Courts in Hague Convention Cases.