Dennis T. Cathey

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Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Cornelia, GA

Cathey & Strain
 | 649 Irvin St, Cornelia, GA 30531
Phone: 706-778-2601
Fax: 706-776-2899
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1970
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Dennis T. Cathey is a member of the Cathey & Strain law firm in Cornelia, Georgia. A top-rated, award-winning trial advocate with more than 48 years of legal experience, Mr. Cathey focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from defective and dangerous products, medical malpractice, and other preventable tragedies caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Representing clients throughout Georgia, Mr. Cathey has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those seeking the maximum amount of their rightful compensation and benefits. Through his efforts, he has helped secure millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients, and his success comes from his extensive legal knowledge and outstanding legal abilities coupled with his unwavering dedication to helping those he serves.

Recognized by his peers, Mr. Cathey holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and Georgia Trend Magazine voted him as one of the state's Legal Elite. In addition, James Magazine voted him as "One of the Most Influential Georgians," and Mr. Cathey received the State Bar of Georgia Tradition of Excellence Award in 1996. He has also received several other awards and honors from his peers, as well as many positive reviews and testimonials from his satisfied clients.

A 1967 graduate of the University of Georgia, Mr. Cathey returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1970. A leader in his field, he has served as president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Mountain Circuit Bar Association. He has also served on the State Bar of Georgia Disciplinary Committee's Investigative Panel, as well as on the organization's board of governors.

Moreover, Mr. Cathey is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, among his other professional affiliations. He supports his local community through his involvement with the Habersham County Parks and Recreation Department, the Piedmont College's board of trustees and the Cornelia United Methodist Church.

*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
  • 30%Personal Injury - Products
  • 30%Personal Injury - General


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020

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About Dennis Cathey

Admitted: 1970, Georgia

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  • Selected as “One of the Most Influential Georgians” by James magazine
  • State Bar Traditions of Excellence Award, 1996
  • Diplomate of American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Selected as “Georgia Legal Elite’ by Georgia Trend magazine
  • Georgia delegate to ATLA, 1999
  • Selected as “Georgia Super Lawyer” by Atlanta magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Georgia, 1970
  • Federal Bar Council for the Northern District of Georgia, Member, 1993-1995
  • Investigative panel of the State Bar of Georgia Disciplinary Committee, 1992-1995
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Mountain Circuit Bar, President, 1972-1973
  • Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia, 1985-1999
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2004-2005

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Habersham County Parks and Rec Department
  • United States Army Medical Service Corps
  • Cornelia United Methodist Church
  • Board of Trustees, Piedmont College, Demorest, GA

Educational Background:

  • A.B., University of Georgia, 1967
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Office Location for Dennis T. Cathey

649 Irvin St
Cornelia, GA 30531

Phone: 706-778-2601

Fax: 706-776-2899

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Last Updated: 11/11/2019

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