Matthew S. Cathey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Macon, GA

Stone & Baxter, LLP
 | 577 Mulberry Street, Suite 800
Macon, GA 31201
Phone: 478-750-9898
Fax: 478-750-9899
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (40%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

A partner with the law firm of Stone & Baxter, LLP, Matthew S. Cathey represents individuals and businesses throughout Georgia. His practice is diverse and includes business bankruptcy, contract disputes, construction, mechanic’s liens, debt collection and defense, commercial real estate, business workouts and restructures, business transactions and noncompetes.

Mr. Cathey graduated with his Bachelor of Business Administration from Mercer University in 2006. He then commenced his legal education at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, graduating with his Juris Doctor in 2009 and was subsequently admitted to practice law before the state courts of Georgia during the same year.

Following law school, Mr. Cathey gained experience by serving as a law clerk for two Superior Court judges in the Augusta Judicial District. This helped him to understand the types of arguments that are made in different types of disputes. Mr. Cathey then joined Stone & Baxter and quickly rose to become a partner due to his dedication, skill and hard work. Mr. Cathey has had three cases that were reported, and he is recognized as a formidable advocate for his clients by his peers and by the judiciary.

Mr. Cathey is actively involved in his legal career and in the community. He is a member of the Macon Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. His membership in these professional organizations allows him to constantly build his repertoire of legal skills through learning from other lawyers in the community and the state. Mr. Cathey keeps abreast of changes in the law through regular study and the completion of continuing legal education credits.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (40%): Bankruptcy Law

Construction Litigation (30%): Construction Defects

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Creditor Debtor Rights (10%): Collections, Debt Discharge, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications

Business Litigation (10%): Non-Compete Agreements

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Construction Defects, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Collections, Debt Discharge, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications, Non-Compete Agreements


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Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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About Matthew Cathey

Admitted: 2009, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Macon Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia’s Bankruptcy Section
  • W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • All Georgia Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • North Macon Presbyterian Church
  • Macon community, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Frequent Lecturer on topics of business insolvency, restructuring, and construction-related issues.


  • In re Rosewood at Providence, LLC, 470 B.R. 619 (Bankr. M.D. Ga. 2011)
  • Shropshire v. Alostar Bank of Commerce, 314 Ga. App. 310 (2012)
  • In re Mooney, 812 F.3d 1276 (11th Cir. 2016)

Educational Background:

  • Mercer University, B.B.A., Majors: Accounting/Pre-Law, 2006
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Office Location for Matthew S. Cathey

577 Mulberry Street
Suite 800
Macon, GA 31201

Phone: 478-750-9898

Fax: 478-750-9899

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Last Updated: 9/28/2019

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