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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 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy: Business, Construction Litigation: Business, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
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
  • 40%Bankruptcy: Business
  • 30%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
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


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

About Matthew S. Cathey

First Admitted: 2009, Georgia

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Macon community, Member
  • North Macon Presbyterian Church

Educational Background

  • Mercer University, B.B.A., Majors: Accounting/Pre-Law, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity

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


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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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

Industry Groups

  • Construction
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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

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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