"I treat my clients as I would want to be treated if I was in their position. This is a difficult time in their lives that requires professionalism, respect and knowledge to manage the parties and counsel to a settlement or, if necessary, litigate a favorable result."
Jeff was dedicated to obtaining a good outcome in my case, and he always stayed in touch. He was also very careful about how client dollars were spent. Jeff was able to deal effectively with a difficult and aggressive opposing counsel. I've already recommended him and his firm to my friends. -Doug
In what was a difficult divorce for many reasons that I will not acknowledge here, Jeff remained grounded and focused and dealt with the opposing attorney in a competent and thorough manner. He was firm when he needed to be but did pay attention to the directive I issued when I started the proceeding. Most attorneys do not listen to their clients. Jeff does. - Scott
Mr. Catterson handled my very difficult divorce, Orders of Protection that I needed and other messy issues dealing with the divorce such as visitation. He had the knowledge to know what needed to be done but also the compassion that helped so much during situations where emotions run so high. He was professional and prepared at all times. For example, there was a Forensic Psychology Study done to help with some visitation issues. We were in Court one morning for a hearing and had to wait for my ex-husband's attorney to read the Forensic Report. Mr. Catterson had already been to the courthouse the day before to read the report and was ready for the hearing with notes he had written down from it. Besides always being prepared, Mr. Catterson would keep me informed of what was transpiring. He would respond to e-mails and my many questions in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Jeffrey Catterson to anyone that needs an attorney. I will only work with Mr. Catterson for my legal issues! - Donna
Jeff Catterson is a composed,well spoken and effective attorney. I've been working with him for over 5 years on an involved & complicated divorce. Dealing with my ex husband and his attorney has been extremely challenging yet Jeff has handled the situation with a deft hand & logical approach often disarming potential disasters. He has even had to talk me off the ledge a few times and has done so with respect and understanding. This is extremely important when dealing with a person's feelings and equally important when mapping out their financial future! Jeff is as cool as a cucumber and an expert in his field.This is a very good combination when typically we know that can't be said for many lawyers. He was careful not to over bill me. In other words, he didn't "milk the situation"(also atypical for many lawyers). If I had an occasional question about a charge he was more than willing to discuss it with me and adjust it if need be. All in all, Jeff Catterson is an extremely competent,very smart,fair & trustworthy attorney and I highly recommend him. - Ann
Jeffrey is one of the founding members of Barnes, Catterson, LoFrumento & Barnes, LLP. He commenced his legal career in 1998 specializing in all aspects of matrimonial and family law litigation, including, but not limited to: divorce, custody, support, equitable distribution, complex business valuations, modification and enforcement issues, and the negotiation and preparation of pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, and stipulations of settlements.
Jeffrey has represented, and assisted in the representation of, numerous high profile and celebrity clients. He has extensive experience with respect to complex business valuations and enhanced earnings computations involving multi-million dollar wage earners and business owners.
Jeffrey’s matrimonial and valuation articles have been published in the New York State Bar’s Family Law Review, The Suffolk Lawyer and The Nassau Attorney. He has also lectured for the New York State Bar Association and Suffolk County Bar Association on several occasions.
Jeffrey’s other areas of practice include medical malpractice, personal injury, commercial litigation, general litigation and appellate practice. His personal injury experience involves complex litigation and appellate practice regarding traumatic brain injury, automobile accidents, construction site accidents, municipal liability and slip and fall accidents.
Jeffrey has successfully argued before the Appellate Divisions as well as New York State’s highest Court, the Court of Appeals.
Jeffrey has been selected to the New York Super Lawyers, voted a Top Attorney in New York by his peers, every year since 2013 and selected as a Top Ten Nationally Ranked Family Law Attorney by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys since 2014.
Jeffrey is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association, as well as the Matrimonial Law Committee of the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations, serving on the Executive Committee for the Nassau County Matrimonial Committee.
New York Bar
American Trial Lawyers Association
Nassau County Bar Association - Matrimonial and Family Law sections
Suffolk County Bar Association - Matrimonial and Family Law sections
Hofstra University School of Law, 1998
SUNY Stony Brook, 1994