Francesca O’Cathain is a partner at Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC, and practices exclusively in the area of family law as a family and matrimonial law attorney.

Francesca is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a trustee of the New Jersey Chapter. Francesca is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. She practices all areas of family law, including divorce, child custody, support, division and preservation of assets, prenuptial agreements and post-judgment matters of all kinds. Francesca is also Of Counsel to the New York law firm of Berkman, Bottger, Newman & Rodd, LLP.

Francesca has been named a New Jersey Super Lawyers and a Rising Star every year since 2012.

Francesca has been named ‘Best of Bergen’ by Bergen Magazine.

Francesca is a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Association of Trial Lawyers of America, American Bar Association, and various County Bar Associations. Francesca has also been appointed to prominent positions within the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section, including membership on its Executive Committee since 2011.

Francesca has received many awards, including recently named a Women to Watch by Bergen Magazine. In addition, in 2015 Francesca was named one of the “2015 New Leaders of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal, and in 2013 she was named “Top Lawyers in Bergen County” by 201 Magazine.  Francesca also received an Award of Merit from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for her work on Hague Convention Cases.


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