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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 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Focusing her practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, Katherine L. McArthur is the founder of the McArthur Law Firm. From the firm's office in Macon, Georgia, she provides representation to area residents who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other parties. The types of matters that she has successfully handled, both in front of juries and during settlement negotiations, have arisen mostly out of incidents involving medical malpractice and truck and other motor vehicle crashes.

Over the years, Ms. McArthur and her associates have recovered more than $250 million in settlements and verdicts. Her sizable recoveries on behalf of her clients have resulted in her being a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. She has received other acclaim from her fellow professionals as well, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Ms. McArthur has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and she has been selected for inclusion in both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and The Best Lawyers in America.

Admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts, Ms. McArthur is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. She has delivered numerous presentations on topics related to her practice areas to groups of fellow attorneys. Ms. McArthur is a member of several professional organizations, and she is a 1979 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law.

*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.


Other Locations to Serve You:


Macon Office

6055 Lakeside Commons Drive

Suite 400

Macon, GA 31210


Atlanta Office

1201 Peachtree Street NE

Suite 200

Atlanta, GA 30361

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, Products Liability


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

Articles about Katherine L. McArthur appearing in Super Lawyers

About Katherine L. McArthur

First Admitted: 1980, Georgia

Professional Webpage:



Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate - National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, North Carolina State Bar
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Past President, William Augustus Bootle American Inns of Court
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 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
  • Past President, American Board of Trial Advocates, Georgia Chapter
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, Macon Bar Association

Educational Background

  • University of North Carolina, B.S., 1976


  • 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.


  • “ 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: 9/16/2021

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