Catharine M. Venzon

Top rated Family Law attorney in Buffalo, New York

Venzon Law Firm PC
Catharine M. Venzon
Venzon Law Firm PC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1983

Education: University at Buffalo Law School - SUNY

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

Venzon Law Firm PC

300 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 Visit website


Venzon Law Firm PC is a full service matrimonial and family law firm. Practice is limited to assisting clients in all aspects of divorce and family law including agreements, negotiation, annulments, appeals, separation, custody, support enforcement and modification for child and spouse, maintenance-spousal support (alimony), relocation, visitation, pre and post nuptial agreements, debt division, division of assets, orders of protection, domestic violence court, paternity, wills, house closings.

Attorney Catharine M. Venzon is the founder and owner of Venzon Law Firm PC in Buffalo, New York. Widely regarded as among the leading lawyers in her region, Ms. Venzon focuses her practice primarily on family law and divorce. She provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the Buffalo and Niagara metro region and surrounding counties who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

Over the course of her legal career spanning more than 37 years, Ms. Venzon has achieved remarkable success guiding her clients through the divorce process and assisting them with making the best-informed decisions regarding child custody and support, spousal maintenance, property division, and all other related matters. She serves as a court-certified attorney for children, and she has advocated on behalf of the most innocent victims of divorce in contentious custody proceedings.

Moreover, Ms. Venzon has extensive experience with modifications and enforcements, and fathers' rights and paternity. She also has considerable experience handling appeals for her clients who wish to challenge a previous ruling regarding their cases.

At all turns, Ms. Venzon delivers highly personalized counsel and dedicated support to all she serves, and she has received numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients, including excellent client ratings on Avvo. She has also earned designation as among the 10 Best Female Attorneys for 2016 from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys along with many other top rankings and endorsements from her peers for her outstanding professionalism and service.

A 1979 graduate of Niagara University, Ms. Venzon obtained her Juris Doctor in 1982 from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. She holds her license to practice in New York and the District of Columbia as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

She is an active member of the New York State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Erie County, and she has served as the first female president of the Western New York Matrimonial Trial Lawyers Association since 2003. She is also active in the Assigned Counsel Program of the Bar Association of Erie County Aid to Indigent Prisoners Society, Inc.

Outside of her legal practice, Ms. Venzon has maintained active involvement with her local Girl Scouts, and she has received both the Women of Distinction Award as well as the 2003 Outstanding Leader of the Year Award for her exceptional contributions to the organization and her community.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Marital Property, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1983, New York

Professional Webpage:

  • 10 Best Female Attorneys 2016, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys Selected to New York Super Lawyers List, 2015-2016 President Western New York Matrimonial Trial Lawyers Association (2003-Present) *First woman elected Received 2007 Women of Distinction Award from Girl Scouts of Buffalo & Erie County Received 2003 Outstanding Leader of the Year Award from Girl Scouts USA and was one of twelve women chosen nationally to receive "Outstanding Leader" and featured in the National Girl Scout Calendar
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York State Bar Association Bar Association of Erie County (BAEC) Assigned Counsel Program Erie County Bar Association Aid to Indigent Prisoners Society, Inc. Fourth Department Attorneys for Children, Member Girl Scouts of Western New York, Committee Member Girl Scouts - Women of Distinction Program and Event Committee Co-Chair, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 Girl Scouts of Buffalo and Erie County, Leader, 2000 to 2010
  • New York, 1983 U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1985 District of Columbia, 1986

Office location for Catharine M. Venzon

300 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: 716-262-8282


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