Lori Cataldo is a senior associate in WSHB's Northern California office. She is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on toxic tort and mass tort litigation, with an emphasis on asbestos litigation. Lori is experienced in managing litigation for an array of clients including manufacturers, distributors, contractors and premises owners, helping to formulate pre-trial, resolution, trial, and post-trial strategies. Lori’s trial experience includes a defense verdict in a mesothelioma case where she served as second chair. She successfully argued the appeal in the same case at the California Court of Appeal, Division One.



  • William Mitchell College of Law (J.D.,1998, cum laude)
  • University of Wisconsin (B.A., 1995)

Licensed to Practice in

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • Minnesota (inactive)



  • Defense Research Institute

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