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Catherine A. Bednar

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Boston, MA

Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
60 State Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-963-5975
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Professional Liability: Defense
Attorney Profile

Catherine Bednar is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Boston office. She is an experienced litigator in state and federal courts, with a focus on professional liability claims and construction lawsuits. Ms. Bednar also represents insurance companies in insurance coverage matters, including rendering coverage opinions.

Ms. Bednar has represented architects, engineers, accountants, attorneys and other professionals in the defense of malpractice claims. She has extensive experience in construction defect cases and environmental disputes. She has also defended a wide array of businesses and individuals against high-exposure claims for personal injury, property damage, monetary losses, and statutory and regulatory violations. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Bednar advises her clients on contract negotiation, risk management, regulatory compliance, and insurance coverage issues.

About Catherine A. Bednar

First Admitted: 2006, Massachusetts

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “A Roadmap for Defending Covered and Non-covered Claims: Part 1 – Reservation of Rights Letters” (webinar) (March 2020) “Reducing Risk for Yourself, Your Company and Your Clients” - Managing Engineering Liability and Risk Seminar, Half Moon Education, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts (March 2020) “Insurance and Legal Issues for Architects” Central Massachusetts Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Worcester, Massachusetts (September 2015), Speaker

Educational Background

  • B.A., Engineering Sciences, Dartmouth College
  • M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Tufts University


  • Recognized as a Massachusetts "Rising Star" by Law & Politics magazine in the area of Professional Liability: Defense, 2016, 2016
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Office Location for Catherine A. Bednar

60 State Street
Suite 600
Boston, MA 02109

Last Updated: 6/24/2021

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