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Catherine McGinn
Coyne, Schultz, Becker & Bauer, S.C.
Suite 1000
150 E Gilman St
Madison, WI 53703-1441

Cathy is a nurse attorney.  She graduated from U.W. Madison with a BSN in 1984, and from the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord New Hampshire with her law degree in 1992.  Cathy practiced emergency nursing for over 25 years in New York, Boston, and Madison. Cathy has practiced in the field of medical malpractice defense litigation, the defense of nurses in disciplinary actions, and more recently is providing patient advocate services to the elderly to assist them in navigating the difficult path of changing healthcare needs.

As a patient advocate Cathy provides the following services: advanced care planning, drafts advanced directives, appeals any disputed medical treatment charges, serves as guardian, assists in choosing appropriate long-term placement, attends medical appointments, provides 24 hour on call for emergency department visits, explain medical records, and participate in shared decision making upon request.  Click here for more information.

Cathy joined the firm as of counsel in 2010.  Cathy lives in Madison, enjoys biking, playing golf, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Current Employment Position(s):
Of Counsel, since 2010

Year Joined Organization:

Past Employment Positions:
Bell, Gierhart & Moore, S.C., 1998 - 2006
Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson, 2007 - 2010

Areas of Practice:
Medical Malpractice Defense
Defense of Nurses Before Licensing Board
Patient Advocate Services

Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts, 1993
Wisconsin, 1999
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2000
Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI, 1978
University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1984
Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1992

Past CCRN ACLS [Nursing]
Honors and Awards:
State of Wisconsin Pro Bono Award
BV Rated 2007
Selected as 2012, VIP Professional Women of the Year, in the legal field for Wisconsin.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
WBA- Wisconsin Bar Association
TANAA - The American Nurse Attorney Association
NAPW- National Association of Professional Women

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Representing numerous Fortune 500 corporations and liability insurers as local counsel in complex multi-state and mass tort litigation, and in major fire subrogation claims.
150 East Gilman Street, Suite 1000
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Fax: 608-255-8592
Phone: 608-255-1388
Serving Since 1944

Since 1944, Coyne, Schultz, Becker & Bauer, S.C. and its predecessors have provided comprehensive, creative, and efficient trial and appellate work for its individual and corporate clients.