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 Blog

Negotiation Tools for Lawyers: Kwame Christian Presents at CATA Luncheon CLE September 13, 2017

I’m pleased to welcome Kwame Christian to our first CLE Luncheon of this season.  Kwame, a master negotiator, will teach […]

CATA Annual Awards Dinner and Reception

CATA held its Annual Awards Dinner and Reception on June 16, 2017 at the new Hilton in downtown Cleveland. Cathleen […]

CATA EndDD Presentation 4/12/2017

On April 12, 2017, Toby Hirshman and I traveled to Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio to discuss the […]

The Power of Focus Groups and the 2017 CATA Litigation Institute

  A well-executed focus group can be one of the most important tools in a trial lawyer’s toolkit.  When used […]

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 […]