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Katherine L. McArthur

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Atlanta, GA

McArthur Law Firm
1201 Peachtree St NE, Suite 2000
Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone: 478-238-1150
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2023
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Katherine L. McArthur is the founder and owner of the McArthur Law Firm, which has its offices in Atlanta, Georgia. Licensed to practice law in Georgia since 1980, she focuses her practice exclusively on personal injury matters, including wrongful death, car accidents, truck crashes and medical malpractice. 

Ms. McArthur, with a genuine concern for her clients, fights aggressively for the rights and liberties of her clients. She understands the negative effects of being injured because of the negligent and careless actions of another party and strives to ensure that justice is served. She communicates well and keeps her clients informed throughout the whole case. She is firmly committed to her clients’ needs and interests. 

Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina, Ms. McArthur was the recipient of the Order of The Old Well and Order of St. Andrews honors. She was also the co-chairman of UNC’s Honor Court. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law. 

Ms. McArthur is extremely active in the legal field and has memberships in the Macon Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Association for Justice, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the American Bar Association, the Civil Justice PAC and the Public Justice Foundation.

In recognition of her exceptional legal contributions, Ms. McArthur has received numerous awards and accolades. She has an AV Preeminent* peer review rating by Martindale Hubbell, she has been included in the list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers and she has been recognized as one of the Top Lawyers of Georgia by the National Law Journal. Ms. McArthur has also been included in the list of Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News & World Report. Atlanta magazine named her to its list of Top Women Attorneys in Georgia. 

Additionally, Ms. McArthur is on the list of Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Georgia named by the American Society of Legal Advocates and has a “Superb” rating on Avvo. For obtaining several million-dollar and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients, she is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. 

Ms. McArthur is also an enthusiastic participant in the pro bono field and is an active member at the Girl Scouts of Middle Georgia and the Martha Bowman United Methodist Church. She is an excellent orator and has taught in many continuing legal education seminars and has spoken about various legal topics in many prominent legal associations. 

In addition to Georgia, Ms. McArthur is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices

Selections

18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2023

Certificates and Credentials

Articles about Katherine L. McArthur appearing in Super Lawyers

About Katherine L. McArthur

First Admitted: 1980, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.mcarthurlawfirm.com/attorney/katherine-l-mcarthu...

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Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice, 2012
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate - National Board of Trial Advocacy

Honors/Awards

  • Best in Business, 2011-2012
  • Top 100 Lawyers by Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers, 2019
  • International Society of Barristers, 2015
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Georgia, 2013-Present
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2005-Present
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell, 1989-Present
  • Macon Tennis Association, John Drew Smith Award, 1990
  • Girl Scout Leader of The Year, 2000
  • Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, 1989-Present
  • Super Lawyer, 2005-2011
  • Recipient, Georgia Woman of Achievement Award, 2000
  • Top Women Attorneys in Georgia, 2013-Present, Atlanta Magazine
  • Best Law Firms in America, 2013-Present, U.S. News & World Report
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013-Present, U.S. News & World Report
  • Top Lawyers of Georgia, 2013-Present, National Law Journal
  • Merchant Circle, 2012-Present, Circle of Excellence
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers
  • Woman of Distinction, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell *AV Peer Review Rated
  • Recipient, Judge of Mayor’s Court of Payne City, 1983
  • Recipient, Lawyer of the Year, Macon Bar Association, 2005
  • Member, Governor's Workers’ Compensation Advisory Commission.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Civil Justice PAC, 2007-Present
  • Martha Bowman United Methodist Church, 1990-Present
  • Macon Tennis Association, 1980-2013
  • Girl Scouts of Middle Georgia, 1998-Present
  • Public Justice Foundation, 2006-Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Law Practice Management, Mercer School of Law, 2008 to 2012
  • Essential Torts Workshop Rural v. Urban Juries, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • 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
  • Holiday Workshop Reckless Entrustment: Holding Employers Accountable for Careless Drivers, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), 2013
  • Lawyers of GTLA For Your Eyes Only XVII-Advanced W.C. Seminar Preliminaries, Workers’ Compensation Claimants, 2013
  • Torts Cases Workshop Preparing for Trial – Not Settlement, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • 2009 Holiday Workshop Selecting & Trying Cases in Rural Venues, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Annual Seminar Considerations for Trying a Med Mal Case in a Rural Venue, 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
  • Essential Torts Workshop Is This a Case? Evaluation of the Medical Negligence Case, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Essential Torts Workshop Expert Witness-Practical Considerations, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Annual Seminar Expert Witnesses-Practical Considerations, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Georgia Law of Torts Cell Phone Use and Car Accidents, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2008
  • Georgia Law of Torts Liability for Cell Phone Use While Driving, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 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
  • Plaintiffs Essential Torts Workshop Cell Phone Use and Car Accidents, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Georgia Law of Torts Practical Considerations in the Coordination of Torts & Workers’ Compensation Claims, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2007
  • Annual Seminar Moving Cases Forward in a Hostile World, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
  • Professional & Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2001
  • 60 Keys to Winning a Jury Trial, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 1995
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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, Denver, CO (Role of Plaintiff’s Attorney-Cross Examination of Defendant), American Board of Trial Advocates/Colorado Bar Association Masters In Trial, 2001
  • 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, Atlanta, GA (Role of Plaintiff’s Attorney-Cross Examination of Police Officer), American Board of Trial Advocates Masters In Trial, 2000
  • 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 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 Closed-Head Injury Case, Destin, FL, American Board of Trial Advocates Masters In Trial, 1998
  • Masters in Trial, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1998 to 2006
  • Essential Torts Workshop, GA Trial Lawyers Association
  • Tort Cases: Soup to Nuts and Everything in Between, GA Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 to 2011
  • GA Law of Torts, ICLE, 2007 to 2011

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Georgia, 1980
  • State Bar of Georgia, Special Master for Disciplinary Matters
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1995-Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America now American Association of Justice, 1993-Present
  • Georgia Association of Woman Lawyers, Past President, 1980-Present
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1980
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2011
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1980
  • Member, North Carolina State Bar
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • William Augustus Bootle American Inn of Court, President, 2003-2004
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, 1980-Present
  • Member, Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1995-Present
  • Past President, The Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Middle Georgia Division
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1993-Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Past President-GA Chapter, Vice-President-GA Chapter, National Board Member-GA Chapter, 1993-Present
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, Macon Bar Association, 1980-Present

Educational Background

  • University of North Carolina, B.S. in Business Administration with honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Order of The Old Well, Order of St. Andrews and Co-Chairman of UNC Honor Court, 1976

Comments

  • “Katherine is one of the best attorneys in Macon, Georgia.”
  • “Kathy is a legend. She is truly outstanding in and out of the courtroom!”
  • “One of the top plaintiff's medical malpractice attorneys in the state.”
  • “Excellent personal injury attorney”
  • “She sues my clients often. She is much better than I would like!”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Katherine L. McArthur

1201 Peachtree St NE
Suite 2000
Atlanta, GA 30361

Phone: 478-238-1150

Last Updated: 8/26/2022

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