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.
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
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, 1982
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)
Norfolk County Bar Association
Women’s Business Network of Norwood Member
SheBreathes Collaborative Network Member
BNI 128 Network Group Member
International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi
Amanda Gail Devine, J.D.
Amanda recently joined the office as a law clerk. She received her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School and is studying to take the February 2023 Massachusetts Bar Exam. While at Suffolk Law, Amanda participated in the Prosecutor’s Program where she was assigned to the Dedham District Court and led her own trials. Before law school, Amanda worked as a legal administrative professional for four years and interned in state government and government relations for two years.