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  Peter C. Catalanotti
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Peter Catalanotti is a partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s San Francisco office. Mr. Catalanotti is Vice-Chair of the firm’s Professional Liability practice group.

Mr. Catalanotti defends licensed California professionals in civil lawsuits and administrative claims, including real estate brokers, appraisers, lawyers, insurance agents, and miscellaneous professional and quasi-professionals (health care workers). He also gives risk management lectures.   He represents employers in discrimination, wage, and related class action lawsuits. 

Mr. Catalanotti received the distinction of being named as a 2009–2017 Super Lawyer Rising Star by Law & Politics Magazine. This distinction is awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in a state. In 2003, he received his JD from Temple University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the Summer Corps grant from Equal Justice Works, and a labor law grant from the Peggy Browning Fund. He was awarded with "Distinguished Class Performance" in the areas of professional responsibility and labor law. In 1999, he received his BA in Psychology and Political Science from Fairfield University.

Mr. Catalanotti is admitted to practice before all courts in California and is a member of the Northern and Central Districts of California Federal Court, and the 9th Circuit Federal Court. Mr. Catalanotti is a licensed real estate broker and serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Sales and Brokerage Subsection of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California. He is a volunteer for the San Francisco Superior Court. Mr. Catalanotti is available to act as a private discovery referee for civil cases.

Mr. Catalanotti is an elected board member of the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF).  He was named co-chair in 2016. He is also an elected board member of the National LGBT Bar Association (formerly known as Lavender Law). Mr. Catalanotti is also the co-chair of the LGBT Equality Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco. In his free time, he volunteers with Destination Law School and the LGBT Youth Project and practices Muay Thai kickboxing.

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