Mary V.J. Cataldo

Mary V.J. Cataldo: Attorney with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP AV stamp icon
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Biography

Professional Summary

Mary V. J. Cataldo advises clients on a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Mary’s practice focuses on litigation, trust and estates litigation. She is experienced in fiduciary and surcharge actions and financial abuse.

Recognitions

•James Pfeiffer Award, Conference of California Bar Associations, 2016
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
•"Top Lawyers,” San Diego Magazine, 2014-2018
•Lawyers Club of San Diego North County Chapter Community Service Award, 2012
•North County Bar Association “Attorney of the Year,” 2006

News Coverage

•“SDVLP adds 2 new board members,” The Daily Transcript, March 27, 2014.

Seminars

•Presenter. “Up, Up & Away: Going Paperless in the Cloud.” Career & Technology Conference, San Diego Paralegal Association, October 13, 2018.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Litigation, Corporate and Commercial
  • Private Client
  • Trusts, Estates and Probates

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
760.496.0773  Phone
619.744.5483  Fax
www.procopio.com
University Attended:
The University of Arizona, BA, with honors, 1975
Law School Attended:
Western State University College of Law, JD, 1994
Year of First Admission:
1994
Admission:
Colorado; 1994, California
Memberships:

Community

•Conference of California Bar Associations - Board of Directors (2017-2020)
•American Bar Association
•North County Bar Association - Director (2003-2005, 2007-2009), President (2010)
•San Diego County Bar Association
•San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program - Board of Directors

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Obtained judgment in quiet title action between tenants in common in the amount of $214,246.17. Obtained $2M default Judgment on behalf of Trustee against former Trustee for bad faith and elder financial abuse. Obtained Judgment defeating attack on Trust by former spouse alleging she was entitled to a share of the Trust as a pretermitted spouse. Assisted in complex breach of fiduciary duty and surcharge action against trustee, involving extensive recreation of documentary history and accounting information, resulting in judgment in excess of $3M.
ISLN:
900051317

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (19 reviews)
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  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 12/16/12 in Trust Litigation

    Mary Cataldo is probably the best attorney I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Not only is she is dedicated to the practice of law, but she has shared her expertise and knowledge with the legal community including volunteer organizations, the ed... Read more

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    Mary Cataldo is probably the best attorney I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Not only is she is dedicated to the practice of law, but she has shared her expertise and knowledge with the legal community including volunteer organizations, the educational system, Bar Associations and Courts. Her time, energy and commitment to the legal profession is continuously acknowleged by the awards she receives for her contributions to the legal community. It is my pleasure to endorse Mary Cataldo. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 12/10/12 in Trust Litigation

    I have known Mary since she was a legal assistant at the small firm where I worked. Mary is a thoughtful and diligent practitioner who has dedicated her working life to the law as a calling and profession. She has given a great deal of her time to t... Read more

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    I have known Mary since she was a legal assistant at the small firm where I worked. Mary is a thoughtful and diligent practitioner who has dedicated her working life to the law as a calling and profession. She has given a great deal of her time to the (San Diego) North County Bar Association and has made a significant contribution to the level of professionalism among lawyers, as well as enhancing relations between the bench and bar. Read less

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