Catherine T. Begley


Catherine T. Begley focuses her practice on insurance coverage and casualty litigation matters. She counsels and represents insurers in first and third-party coverage cases and represents insureds in matters relating to premises liability, personal injury, commercial litigation, and product recalls. She has experience defending insurers regarding coverage and extra-contractual/bad faith issues at the state and federal level involving property and automobile losses, arson & fraud, and construction defects. Catherine has also received many favorable outcomes in complex commercial litigation and casualty matters arising from premises liability actions, construction accidents, and automobile and transportation matters on behalf of insured individuals and businesses.

While attending law school, Catherine participated in clinical internships in the Claims Department at the Philadelphia City Solicitor’s Office and worked in the Philadelphia Municipal Court’s Dispute Resolution Center, where she mediated landlord-tenant and small claims disputes. Upon graduation from law school, Catherine served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Paul Innes, P.J.Ch. of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Mercer Vicinage.

Primary Practice Areas


Areas of Focus
  • Additional Insured and Risk Transfer Coverage
  • CGL Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial Auto & Motor Carrier Coverage
  • General Liability and Casualty
  • Premises Liability Coverage
  • Products Liability
  • Property Coverage
  • Umbrella & Excess Coverage

N/A

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Wellness Committee
  • Brehon Law Society
  • Pennsylvania Association of Defense Counsel
HONORS

Albert H. Friedman Prize for outstanding performance on the production of a research paper, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Best Paper, Advanced Financial Regulation at Temple University Beasley School of Law
Dean’s List, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Paterno Fellow, Penn State University

CHARITABLE & CIVIC INVOLVEMENT AND PERSONAL INTERESTS

Member of the Junior Board of Gesu School, an independent Catholic School, Pre-K to 8th grade, in the Jesuit and IHM traditions located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Alumni Mentor Volunteer to undergraduate students interested in pursuing a legal career through the Penn State Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program
Member of the Mount Saint Joseph Academy Alumni Association
Professional Mentor, Temple University Beasley School of Law Women’s Law Caucus

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