Catherine M. Contino

Catherine M. Contino

Office:Philadelphia, PA

Catherine Contino, a native of Rochester, NY, is an associate in the firm’s casualty litigation department, where she defends insured and self-insured entities in a variety of litigation matters, particularly premises liability, automobile accidents, construction matters, and products liability.

Before joining Margolis Edelstein, Catherine served as an associate attorney at a litigation defense firm specializing in insurance fraud and civil RICO actions in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating from law school, Catherine clerked for the Honorable Thomas J. Shusted, Jr., J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey in the Camden Vicinage. While clerking, Catherine served as a court-appointed mediator and successfully mediated dozens of cases in the special civil and landlord-tenant divisions.

While in law school, Catherine served as a staff writer and associate editor of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal in which her case note on the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Koontz v. St. John’s River Management District was selected for publication. In addition, Catherine was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Society and the Intellectual Property Society.

While she is not practicing law, Catherine plays cello with Main Line Symphony Orchestra and serves on the orchestra’s Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Amici String Ensemble in Wayne, PA.


  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
  • The Ohio State University, (Dual Degree: B.A. Political Science, cum laude; B.A. History, cum laude)


  • First Prize Winner, Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section’s Writing Competition, 2015
  • Second Prize Winner, NYIPLA’s Honorable William Conner Writing Competition, 2015
  • Award of Distinction, Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Centennial Essay Competition