Attorney Catherine Becker Good

 

After over 30 years of hands-on experience working in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Attorney Catherine Becker Good has developed a trusting and personal approach to interacting with her clients that makes them feel safe, supported, and heard during a vulnerable time. Catherine fully understands

that the Probate Court experience can be overwhelming and confusing. She is committed to easing the anxiety and stress that all too often accompanies the probate court process by standing with you and for you as she advocates on your behalf.

 

Catherine has appeared before most judges in the Probate Courts across the state. This exposure to various courts and the particular practices of each judge has provided Catherine with the necessary insight to navigate through the individual nuances of various judges and court personnel. She will work with you to strategize a legal course of action that best benefits you.

 

The majority of Catherine's practice is devoted to family law, but Catherine also defends clients in criminal cases in various district courts across the state. She has

been a zealous advocate for her criminal clients, and handles all types of district court cases, including: operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, domestic violence, larceny and motor vehicle offenses.

 

Additionally, Catherine represents clients in filing for chapter 7 petitions. Catherine will walk her clients through the often confusing bankruptcy process, from preparing the petition to appearing before the Court for the meeting of creditors. All of Catherine's clients have successfully filed for and have been granted discharges under chapter 7.

 

As a skilled negotiator and mediator, Catherine remains focused and calm during highly contentious situations, which helps her clients do the same. With the innate ability to sense when to litigate and when to compromise, Catherine has developed a solid reputation with both clients and court officials built on her impeccable professionalism and legal knowledge.

Education

Suffolk University Law School, Juris Doctorate, 1988

Jurisprudence Award in Professional Responsibility

 

Northeastern University, Bachelor of Science Business Administration, 1985 Magna Cum Laude

Hutchinson Memorial Award: Outstanding Marketing Student

Denison University

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, 1982

Admitted

 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1988

U.S. District Court, First Circuit, 1990

Awards & Recognition

Alignable - highly recommended (2020)

Top 10 Attorneys - Family Law Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2019 (link)

Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers National Trial Lawyers, 2019 (link)

Peer Review - A Rating Martindale-Hubbell, 2019 (link)

 

Associations

 

Norfolk County Bar Association

Women’s Business Network of Norwood Member

SheBreathes Collaborative Network Member

BNI 128 Network Group Member

Vela League

International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi

Attorney Arisa Yoshida Cox

 

Arisa Yoshida Cox is of counsel at the Law Office of Catherine Becker Good. Her practice focuses on the areas of estate planning, family law, bankruptcy and business contracts.

 

Arisa started her legal career at a prominent investment consulting firm in Boston. She currently works with clients from various backgrounds, financial environments and family dynamics to provide the best solution for each of them to achieve their goals, whether it is drafting a well-designed estate plan, solving a family law problem or seeking a fresh start after a financial crisis.

Arisa also serves as Chairperson of the Board of the Japanese Language School of Greater Boston. Arisa earned her B.A. in Law at Seikei University in Tokyo where she graduated with Honors. She is also a graduate of Suffolk University Law School where she earned her J.D.

Arisa is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and New York. She is fluent in both English and Japanese.

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