Catherine M. DeAppolonio, Esq.

A talented and tenacious attorney, Catherine M. DeAppolonio joined Palumbo Renaud in 2005 practicing primarily in the areas of litigation, including public entity defense, civil rights defense, whistleblower claims, real estate, estate administration, land use and municipal law.

Catherine was admitted to the practice of law in the State of New Jersey in 2005 and in the State of New York in 2006.  She is no stranger to the courtroom as she routinely appears in federal, state and municipal courts.  She also practices before various municipal boards regarding municipal law, tax appeals and land use applications.

Catherine serves on a number of local boards and organizations. She is the President of Women Lawyers of Union County. ( Catherine is an Associate of the Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court.  Since 2008, she has served as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees for King’s Daughters Day School in Plainfield, New Jersey and currently serves as President.  Catherine is a Speaker for the Speaker’s Bureau of the New Jersey Bar Foundation and routinely lectures locally on an array of topics.  Catherine frequently lectures at the local community college and for other organizations.

Catherine graduated from Albany Law School in 2005.  While in law school, she was named to the Dean’s List, competed extensively in Moot Court competitions and participated in the Litigation Clinic where she was admitted to practice under the State of New York’s Student Practice Order.  She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2002 with a B.A., University Honors in Political Science, magna cum laude degree in Political Science and was selected to Phi Beta Kappa.

In her free time, Catherine enjoys running, Crossfit, flag football, skiing, a nice glass of red wine, reading, and traveling (including frequent trips to New Hampshire).