Mary-Cate Cicero earned a B.A. in History and Sociology from Tulane University in 2007. She then attended St. John’s University School of Law, where she earned the CALI award for excellence in Legal Writing and Research and graduated with honors in 2012.
While in law school, Ms. Cicero interned at the Queens District Attorney’s Office as a member of the St. John’s University Prosecution Clinic. She managed her own domestic violence caseload from discovery to trial. Ms. Cicero interviewed victims, witnesses, and police officers, conducted open-file discovery, and negotiated plea deals with defense counsel. She regularly appeared in criminal court to advocate for orders of protection and obtained over a 90% conviction rate. Ms. Cicero also represented low-income residents in litigation involving debt collection and mortgage foreclosure. As part of her responsibilities, she interviewed potential clients to evaluate their claims, extensively researched contract and insurance law, and drafted and argued motions in Queens Supreme Court.
Ms. Cicero is admitted to practice in Minnesota.