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Catherine Woltering, Esq.


Office: (740) 504-7723

Catherine Woltering joined Norris George & Ostrow PLLC as a partner in January 2022. Ms. Woltering is widely recognized as an outstanding commercial litigator with over 13 years’ in-depth experience handling complex contractual matters and business disputes, including such matters in the financial industry. Ms. Woltering is known to be thoughtful, aggressive, and committed to resolving issues for her clients, whether as a part of negotiations prior to litigation or at any point throughout the litigation process. Her breadth of experience allows her to understand her clients’ business and legal needs and enables her to be a trusted counselor who can provide advice related to every aspect of an issue.

Ms. Woltering’s experience includes representing a wide variety of individuals and entities including numerous financial services providers, a leading global timeshare company, an international manufacturer of weight-lifting equipment and the Official Committee of Tort Claimants (wildfire victims) in Pacific Gas & Electric’s $59 billion bankruptcy reorganization in the Northern District of California. Perhaps most notably, Ms. Woltering spent nearly a decade representing the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) trustee in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS). During that time, Ms. Woltering helped lead the worldwide investigation and asset recovery efforts being conducted by the SIPA trustee for the benefit of BLMIS customers.

Ms. Woltering’s goal in joining Norris George & Ostrow PLLC is to use the formidable complex transaction managerial and analytical skills she has developed in her career as a litigator to work with her colleagues at NG&O and its clients to structure, negotiate and close state-of-the-art affordable multifamily rental housing and other financings. It is her hope that focusing her professional efforts in our industry will help to address the nation’s critical affordable rental housing crisis and improve the lives of the residents and others in the communities served by the facilities we and our clients help to finance.

Ms. Woltering attended Kenyon College where she received her B.A. degree in Mathematics, graduating magna cum laude. Ms. Woltering received her law degree from The Ohio State Moritz College of Law in 2008, where she graduated Order of the Coif with numerous honors, including being the two-time winner of the College’s Michael Colley Trial Skills Competition, national runner-up at the American Bar Association’s Advocacy in Mediation Competition, and winner of the College’s Lawrence Negotiation Competition. Since graduation, Ms. Woltering’s passion and commitment to advancing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the practice of law have earned her frequent honors, including being name the Ohio Diversity Council's “Most Powerful and Influential Women”; Columbus Business First’s “People to Know in Law”; Columbus CEO Magazine’s Top Lawyer; and a Deloitte WISE Women “Rising Star”. Ms. Woltering has also been honored in each of the last eight years by Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star, a distinction awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. Ms. Woltering is a member of numerous Federal Bars as well as the State Bar of Ohio, New York, and Utah.