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Catherine Aughey

Associate Attorney
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Phone: (716) 839-3939
Fax: (716) 970-4550

101 John James Audubon Pkwy
Buffalo, New York 14228


Catherine Aughey is an Attorney at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., focusing her practice on Personal Injury. She has experience in all phases of civil litigation, including depositions, motion practice, hearings, and trials.

Catherine received her Bachelor's Degree in English from State University of New York at Buffalo in 2013, graduating magna cum laude in 3 years. She went on to obtain her Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School in 2016.

Catherine has been selected by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of "New York's 10 Best Attorneys" for New York Client Satisfaction. Catherine was selected as an Upstate New York Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2023 and Super Lawyers One to Watch in 2022. Catherine is a member of the Bar Association of Erie County, Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the New York State Bar Association. Catherine has also been selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 in New York by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.

Catherine's areas of focus include motor vehicle collisions, motorcycle crashes, slip and falls, premises liability, dog bites, construction accidents, and wrongful death claims.


Catherine is from Western New York, specifically Grand Island, where she was born and raised. Catherine enjoys building client relationships and is passionate about helping other people. Prior to joining the Dietrich Law Firm, Catherine represented plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases. This background has provided her with extensive experience dealing with complex medical issues.

Personal Philosophy

Clients seeking counsel from the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. often have catastrophic and life-changing injuries. Most clients have little to no experience with personal injury claims. Catherine's goal is to make the process as seamless as possible because she knows that for many clients, this is one of the most challenging times in their lives. Clients deserve patience, kindness, and competence. Catherine enjoys walking clients through the steps of a personal injury case and explaining what to expect at all stages. If you are a victim of someone else's negligence, you deserve an attorney who knows your case and will get you the compensation you deserve.


J.D., University at Buffalo School of Law, 2016

B.A., Magna Cum Laude, English, University at Buffalo,, 2013

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New York State, 2017
United States Court of Federal Claims, 2017
United States District Court for the Western District of New York, 2023
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

New York State Bar Association

Erie County Bar Association

Western New York Trial Lawyers Association

New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Non-Legal Activities

In her free time, Catherine enjoys spending time with family and friends. Some of her hobbies include taking walks, cooking, and swimming.

Client Reviews
I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
Dogged, Determined, and Dead-set on getting you the Maximum settlement for your injuries! T.F.
No one will work harder, smarter or better; I have retained Jed and he obtained the best result for my case. D.P.
The definition of an "A" type personality-exactly who I would want to represent me in a serious personal injury case. E.S.
Jed is a Master in the courtroom without an equal. S.C.
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