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Catherine F Cavanagh is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law and brings over 25 years of litigation experience to Baxter Smith & Shapiro. Ms. Cavanagh worked for 15 years as a Trial attorney for Aetna and Travelers Insurance company , working in house on all phases of litigation from inception through trial and appeals. She has handled in an expert manner a wide variety of negligence defense cases, from auto through slip and fall to property damage and labor law matters, in all five counties and Long Island and Westchester. Ms. Cavanagh had her own practice for over 10 years, representing a wide variety of clients  as a plaintiff and defendant in litigation matters. While in private practice she was a lead defendant attorney in a Federal  case with over 30 attorneys, involving depositions of over 100 witnesses and managing discovery from over 900 exhibits. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and  in the United States  District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts.