The Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (CATA)

The Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (“CATA”) is an organization made up of lawyers representing injured people in all areas of personal injury law, including medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, and product liability law.

CATA was founded in 1959 by a dedicated group of Cleveland attorneys with the goal of helping trial lawyers better represent their clients through educational programs and information. CATA remains committed to that goal today, providing member attorneys access to an extensive deposition bank, the CATA News, CLE seminars, an email listserve, and an interactive CATA blog.

CATA is operated by selected Officers and a Board of Directors, which meets monthly to discuss ways that the organization can continue to better serve its members. Click on Benefits of Membership for more details about what CATA has to offer.

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CATA Partners with SC4K and Merrick House in Tremont to Provide Winter Clothing for Kids

On Friday, October 14, 2016, CATA members travelled to Merrick House in Tremont where they assisted 40 preschool children try on […]

CATA – Live on Lakeside – October 11, 2016

On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, CATA Board Members Kathy St. John and Ellen Hobbs Hirshman appeared on Live on Lakeside […]

Ellen Hirshman presentign to Villa Angela St. Joseph’s High School students on distracted driving, September 14, 2016.
CATA Members Present to More Than than 440 VASJ Students on Ending Distracted Driving

The Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys and The Ohio Association for Justice have partnered with the End Distracted Driving program […]

CATA and EndDD Community Outreach

On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, I traveled to Shaker Heights, Ohio to discuss the dangers of distracted driving with 235 […]

William Jelani Cobb on Feb. 13, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
CATA Annual Dinner 2016 with Professor Jelani Cobb

Join us for the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys in celebrating the installation of its new officers and enjoying a […]