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Catelyn McDonough


Catelyn McDonough joined Anapol Weiss as an associate in 2016 and is a member of the firm’s Asbestos Team.

In 2010, Catelyn earned her Bachelor of Arts from Temple University, graduating with honors. Immediately after completing her undergraduate studies, Catelyn started at Anapol Weiss as a Legal Assistant, focusing her work on all asbestos-related matters such as dealing with bankruptcy trusts and assisting on all active asbestos litigations against the asbestos industry. In 2012, Catelyn continued her employment at Anapol Weiss on a part-time basis, while attending law school classes in the evening.

In 2015, she received her Juris Doctor degree from Widener University Delaware Law School, cum laude, graduating in the top ten percent of her class. While in law school, Catelyn excelled in legal research and writing as well as oral advocacy, as an active member on both Moot Court and Law Review. She won first place in the Delaware Law School’s DiBona Moot Court Competition and twice won second place in the Distinguished Jurist Moot Court Competition. In 2015, she participated in the Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition. Catelyn also served as an Articles Editor on the Law Review, the student liaison to the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division and was a committee chair-holder for Phi Alpha Delta, the George Read Chapter. Catelyn was a recipient of the Widener Scholar Scholarship, the Howard M. Berg achievement award, an Outstanding Student Service award, and graduated with pro bono distinction for completion of over 100 hours of volunteer legal work.

While in law school, Catelyn served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Jack A. Panella of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, as well as to the Honorable M. Faith Angell of the United States Magistrate Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Catelyn is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a member of the Philadelphia Brehon Law Society, the Philadelphia Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.