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Justice is only served when all people are taken care of and made whole.

For more than two decades, Peter Catalano has been a formidable and highly-visible advocate for victim’s rights throughout Upstate New York and the Southern Tier. 

As part of a powerhouse legal team, Peter was a recognizable and trusted advocate for personal injury victims. He is helped thousands of people, enjoying an extensive record of winning cases and millions in settlements for clients.

A new name, the same mission for justice.

Catalano Law is a new venture, but Peter and his team bring the same commitment to righting wrongs and standing up for their fellow New Yorkers. Just as important, Catalano Law helps victims through difficult times and enables them to rebuild their lives. 

Behind our firm’s success is the belief that victims who have been injured by the negligence or wrongful conduct of others deserve justice in the form of financial recovery. We have extensive experience representing clients in all types of personal injury matters. 

We know from experience the importance a financial recovery can have on a client’s ability to pay bills and move on from an injury.  You can expect expert legal advice and personal attention. Treating every client as we would a member of our own family is a key tenet of our legal practice.

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Peter Catalano

Attorney & Founder

Education- Albany Law School at Union University, J.D. 1991
- St. Bonaventure University, B.A., 1988

Publications & Speaking- Keynote Speaker for NYS Bar Association
- Featured Speaker at Syracuse University School of Law
- Guest Lecturer at Colgate University, The Boundaries of Science and the Law, Spring 2013
Community Involvement- Benefactor, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of CNY Board Member,
- Dewitt Fish and Game
- Parishioner, Immaculate Conception Church
- Married father of five

For more than 25 years, Peter Catalano has focused his practice on representing individuals who have been injured or killed by someone else’s negligence. He has decades of experience negotiating and litigating with insurance companies on behalf of injured people and their families, and has helped thousands of clients collect millions of dollars from negligent parties through settlements and verdicts.

Peter has successfully handled a wide variety of cases involving automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, worksite injuries, dog bites, and other catastrophic injury cases throughout his twenty-eight years of practicing law.

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James Donigan


Education- Beasley School of Law at Temple University, J.D., 1997
- State University of New York at Albany, M.A., Criminal Justice, 2006
- Union College, B.A. Political Science/Africana Studies, 1994 
- Union College Men’s Basketball Team ‘90-‘94
- New York State Defenders Association Trial Skills Program 2001 
Publications & Speaking
-Adjunct professor at Cazenovia College, Spring of 2009
Community Involvement
- Assistant Coach Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School Boys Basketball
- Assistant Coach Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School Boys Football
- Parishioner, Holy Family Church

Throughout his lengthy career, Jamie has represented individuals in the Courts of New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. He has successfully obtained trial verdicts, settlements, and overall results for thousands of clients.

Jamie studied law and became an attorney because he recognized from a young age that the law doesn’t always apply equally. His lifelong motivation has been to protect his clients facing difficult life situations, and to fight for fairness in the legal system. 

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Sherri Strong


Education- Bryant and Stratton College, A.AS, Paralegal Studies, 1995

Sherri is a Paralegal with Catalano Law. She assists the attorneys with all aspects of personal injury claims and litigation, including automobile accidents, construction and slip and fall accidents, and wrongful death claims. Her responsibilities include case management, including organization and maintenance of the file, medical record review, and the preparation of pleadings.

Additionally, Sherri is the Office Administrator for the firm. She handles the day to day accounting and office operations at Catalano Law.  

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Amy Rosado

Legal Secretary

Education- Bryant & Stratton College, A.AS, Paralegal Studies, 2020

Amy is a Legal Secretary with Catalano Law. She assists the Attorneys with all aspects of personal injury claims. Her responsibilities include answering phones, occasionally translates for our Spanish speaking clients, case management, including organization and maintenance of the file.

Amy is a licensed New York State Notary Public and is in the process of obtaining her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies through Bryant & Stratton College in August 2020.

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Amy Rosado

Donna Yagel-Grey

Receptionist & Legal Secretary

Education- Lebanon Valley College, B.A. Education, 2007

Donna is a Receptionist and Legal Secretary with Catalano Law.  She greets clients in the office and over the phone, performs clerical duties and helps in whatever capacity she is needed.

Donna is a 2007 graduate of Lebanon Valley College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Education.

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Michael Catalano

Intake Specialist

Education- Christian Brothers Academy, 2018
- St. Bonaventure University, Marketing, 2022

Michael is a 2018 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, NY. He is studying Marketing at St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY as a part of the future class of 2022.

Michael is an enthusiastic member of the Catalano Law team, who is willing to go out of his way to serve our clients.

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The importance of choosing Catalano Law

Catalano Law has won multi-millions of dollars for the injured and their loved ones. Our lawyers have been recognized by organizations like Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and Elite Lawyers of America. 

What does this mean for you? When you contact Catalano Law, you can be confident that your case is in the best legal hands. We stand by our experience, and we stand by you.  We are more than a law firm. We are part of the community looking to do good one client at a time.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact Catalano Law for your free, no-obligation legal consultation at 315-500-5000. You never pay for a case evaluation or a legal fee unless we win your case. We are the strong lawyers with big hearts.

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Catalano Law helps people get the compensation they deserve. If you need help, we will evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommend next steps for no cost whatsoever.