Cathleen M. Giovannini


Cathleen M. Giovannini is an attorney who is passionate about doing what is right for people in need. She has a practice background as a lawyer who has worked with the Public Guardian and Child Protective Services to protect elders and children who were being abused and neglected. In these roles, she truly found her calling to use her legal abilities for the greater good. This same ideology is applies to her work here at JRG Attorneys at Law, where she can assist with personal injury, civil litigation, probate, and more.

Born and raised in Southern California, Cathleen attended UCLA before heading east to the Midwest, where she completed her J.D. at Notre Dame Law School. She has visited and lived in more than half a dozen states due to her past marriage to an Army helicopter pilot. Being able to see so much of the country has helped her stay connected to people and understand their stories. Today, she loves calling Monterey County her home because it balances Midwest hospitality with the easy-going California lifestyle.


  • B.A. English – UCLA
  • J.D. – Notre Dame Law School

Practice Areas

  • Civil litigation
  • Probate
  • Business litigation
  • Real estate litigation
  • Personal injury
  • Government law
  • Insurance claims and defense

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Missouri (1992)
  • Admitted to the State Bar of New York (2000)
  • Admitted to the State Bar of California (2006)
  • Admitted to the State Bar of Colorado (2018)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, California Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Former member, Monterey County Bar Association
  • Former member, Monterey County Women Lawyers Association
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