Lisa W. Cataldo


Litigation, including Commercial, Employment, Constitutional/Civil Rights and Insurance Defense

Phone: 808-529-7300

Fax: 808-524-8293


Ms. Cataldo joined M4 in 2000 and became a partner in 2003. She has a diverse litigation practice, primarily defending clients in commercial, employment, disability, insurance defense, constitutional/civil rights and land use matters.  Ms. Cataldo’s clients include individuals, insurance companies, retailers, hotels, restaurants, commercial lessors, developers, associations of homeowners/timeshare owners, luxury destination clubs and municipalities.

Prior to joining M4, Ms. Cataldo served for two years as the part-time federal magistrate judge (United States District Court, District of Hawaii) located in Kwajalein, Republic of the Marshall Islands. She also clerked for senior Judge Roger D. Foley, United States District Court, District of Nevada, and held associate attorney positions with law firms in San Francisco and Honolulu. She was selected to Super Lawyers in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

Bar Admissions

  • U. S. District Court, N. D. California (1993)
  • U. S. District Court, D. Hawaii (1994)
  • U. S. Tax Court (2006)
  • U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2011)


University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California

  • J.D. - 1990
  • Law Journal: Hastings International and Comparative Law Journal, Associate Executive Editor, 1989 - 1990

Oregon State University, Oregon

  • B.S. (High Honors) - 1986