Katherine McArthur

McArthur Law Firm
6055 Lakeside Commons Dr Ste 400
Macon, GA 31210
(478) 238-6600
www.mcarthurlawfirm.com


Kathy McArthur is a personal injury attorney who has served the greater Macon, Georgia, community for more than three decades. During that time, Kathy has dedicated her legal practice to ensuring injury victims, no matter their backgrounds or ability to pay an attorney, have a voice in the courtroom. Kathy is board certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Kathy and her legal team have secured over $250 million in recoveries for her clients over the years. She focuses her practice on truck wrecks, automobile wrecks, and medical malpractice.

Personal injury lawyers in Georgia typically charge the same rate for attorneys fees across the board. Because of this, a new attorney with little to no experience in court will cost the same as Kathy. She encourages potential clients to review any lawyer's history of verdicts and settlements, as well as past client testimonials, before hiring an attorney. Kathy is a fighter who prides herself on fully investigating every case and preparing for trial in every situation. This preparation then lets the defendants know she's serious about proving the case in court if a full and fair settlement offer is not made. When the cases go to trial, her record-breaking verdicts are a testament to her litigation skills.

It costs potential clients nothing to contact one of the attorneys at the McArthur Law Firm and there is no obligation to hire. Call now for your free consultation and let Kathy fight for you!

Areas Of Practice
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death from Car and Truck Crashes 50%
Medical Malpractice 50%

Certified Legal Specialties
Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1995
Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice, 2012

Bar Admissions
Georgia, 1980
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2009
Supreme Court of Georgia, 2001
Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2011
U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1980
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1981

Education
University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
J.D. - 1979
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.S. - 1976
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Honors: Order of The Old Well
Honors: Order of St. Andrews
Honors: Co-Chairman of UNC Honor Court
Major: Business Administration
References
Trust Co. Bank, Macon, Georgia

Classes/Seminars
Law Practice Management, Mercer School of Law, 2008 to 2012
GA Law of Torts, ICLE, 2007 to 2011
Tort Cases: Soup to Nuts and Everything in Between, GA Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 to 2011
Essential Torts Workshop, GA Trial Lawyers Association
Masters in Trial, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1998 to 2006
A Trial Demonstration in a Closed-Head Injury Case, Destin, FL, American Board of Trial Advocates Masters In Trial, 1998
A Trial Demonstration in a Truck/Pedestrian Collision Case, Nashville, TN (Role of Plaintiff’s Attorney-Closing Argument & Rebuttal), American Board of Trial Advocates Masters In Trial, 1999
A Trial Demonstration in a Truck/Pedestrian Collision Case, New Orleans, LA (Role of Plaintiff’s Attorney-Cross Examination of Defendant), American Board of Trial Advocates Masters In Trial, 1999
A Trial Demonstration, Atlanta, GA (Role of Plaintiff’s Attorney-Cross Examination of Police Officer), American Board of Trial Advocates Masters In Trial, 2000
Trial Demonstration in an Automobile/Pedestrian Collision Case, New Orleans, LA Introductions & Overview of Trial, American Board of Trial Advocates Masters In Trial, 2000
A Trial Demonstration, Denver, CO (Role of Plaintiff’s Attorney-Cross Examination of Defendant), American Board of Trial Advocates/Colorado Bar Association Masters In Trial, 2001
A personal Injury Trial Demonstration, Lexington, KY (Role of Plaintiff’s Attorney-Opening Statement and Cross Examination of Defendant), American Board of Trial Advocates/Kentucky Bar Association Masters In Trial, 2001
A Trial Demonstration in an SUV Roll-Over Case, New York, NY (Role of Plaintiff’s Attorney-Cross Examination of Defendant), American Board of Trial Advocates/New York Bar Association Masters In Trial, 2003
A Trial Demonstration in a Car/Motorcycle Accident Case, New Orleans, LA (Role of Plaintiff’s Attorney-Direct Examination of Plaintiff and Re-Direct Examination of Plaintiff), American Board of Trial Advocates Masters In Trial, 2003
Masters In Trial, Columbia, SC (Role of Plaintiff’s Attorney-Direct Examination of Plaintiff), American Board of Trial Advocates/South Carolina State Bar CLE, 2011
60 Keys to Winning a Jury Trial, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 1995
Professional & Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2001
Annual Seminar Moving Cases Forward in a Hostile World, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
Georgia Law of Torts Practical Considerations in the Coordination of Torts & Workers’ Compensation Claims, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2007
Plaintiffs Essential Torts Workshop Cell Phone Use and Car Accidents, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
What Every Plaintiff’s Lawyer Should Know About... What Every Plaintiff’s Lawyer Should Know About: Cell Phone Liability, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association 2008 Annual Seminar, 2008
Georgia Law of Torts Liability for Cell Phone Use While Driving, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2008
Georgia Law of Torts Cell Phone Use and Car Accidents, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2008
Annual Seminar Expert Witnesses-Practical Considerations, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
Essential Torts Workshop Expert Witness-Practical Considerations, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
Essential Torts Workshop Is This a Case? Evaluation of the Medical Negligence Case, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
Tort Cases: Soup to Nuts & Everything in Between Effective Use of Motions in Limine to Keep Control of the Trial, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
Annual Seminar Considerations for Trying a Med Mal Case in a Rural Venue, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
2009 Holiday Workshop Selecting & Trying Cases in Rural Venues, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
Torts Cases Workshop Preparing for Trial – Not Settlement, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
Lawyers of GTLA For Your Eyes Only XVII-Advanced W.C. Seminar Preliminaries, Workers’ Compensation Claimants, 2013
Holiday Workshop Reckless Entrustment: Holding Employers Accountable for Careless Drivers, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), 2013
Superstar Personal Injury Seminar, Best Verdicts of 2013 Hewlett v. Brown & AstraZeneca $15,263,000 Verdict, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in Georgia, 2014
Essential Torts Workshop Rural v. Urban Juries, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2014

Honors and Awards
Woman of Distinction from the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, 2013
Best in Business, 2011-2012
Super Lawyer, 2005-2011
Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers
Macon Bar Association Lawyer of the Year, 2005
Girl Scout Leader of The Year, 2000
Macon Tennis Association, John Drew Smith Award, 1990
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell, 1989-Present
Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, 1989-Present
Georgia Woman of Achievement Award, given by the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, 2000
Georgia Super Lawyer, 2005-Present
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, as designated by the National Trial Lawyers, 2011-Present
Merchant Circle, Circle of Excellence, 2012-Present
Top Lawyers of Georgia, as recognized by the National Law Journal, 2013-Present
Best Lawyers in America, as rated by U.S. News & World Report, 2013-Present
Best Law Firms in America, as rated by U.S. News & World Report, 2013-Present
Top Women Attorneys in Georgia, as published in Atlanta Magazine, 2013-Present
The American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Georgia, 2013-Present
International Society of Barristers, 2015
Best Law Firms Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiff, 2017
Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs, 2017
Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers, 2019
Top 100 Lawyers by Super Lawyers, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships
Macon Bar Association, 1980-Present
State Bar of Georgia, 1980-Present
Georgia Association of Woman Lawyers, Past President, 1980-Present
American Board of Trial Advocates, Past President-GA Chapter, Vice-President-GA Chapter, National Board Member-GA Chapter, 1993-Present
William Augustus Bootle American Inn of Court, President, 2003-2004
Association of Trial Lawyers of America now American Association of Justice, 1993-Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1993-Present
Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1995-Present
National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1995-Present
American Bar Association
National Trial Lawyers
Civil Justice PAC, 2007-Present
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2002-Present
Public Justice Foundation, 2006-Present
State Bar of Georgia, Special Master for Disciplinary Matters
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2015-Present

Past Employment Positions
Reynolds, McArthur, & Horne, Partner, 1982 to 2007
The Law Firm of Kathy McArthur (Katherine L. McArthur, LLC)
Mullis, Reynolds, Marshall, Horne & Phillips, Partner, 1980 to 1982
Mullis, Reynolds, Marshall, Horne & Phillips, Associate, 1979 to 1980
Professor Walker E. Blakely, Evidence Professor at UNC, Law Clerk, 1978

Pro Bono Activities
Girl Scouts of Middle Georgia, 1998-Present
Macon Tennis Association, 1980-2013
Martha Bowman United Methodist Church, 1990-Present

Languages
English
Spanish