Katherine L. McArthur

Katherine L. McArthur

Founder and Owner
Location:
Macon, Georgia
Phone:
478-238-6600
888-933-4448 (Toll Free)
Fax:
478-238-6607
Email:

Kathy McArthur is a personal injury attorney who has served the greater Macon, Georgia, community for more than three decades. During that time, Kathy has dedicated her legal practice to ensuring injury victims, no matter their backgrounds or ability to pay an attorney, have a voice in the courtroom. Kathy is board certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Kathy and her legal team have secured over $250 million in recoveries for her clients over the years. She focuses her practice on truck wrecks, automobile wrecks, and medical malpractice.

Personal injury lawyers in Georgia typically charge the same rate for attorneys fees across the board. Because of this, a new attorney with little to no experience in court will cost the same as Kathy. She encourages potential clients to review any lawyer's history of verdicts and settlements, as well as past client testimonials, before hiring an attorney. Kathy is a fighter who prides herself on fully investigating every case and preparing for trial in every situation. This preparation then lets the defendants know she's serious about proving the case in court if a full and fair settlement offer is not made. When the cases go to trial, her record-breaking verdicts are a testament to her litigation skills.

It costs potential clients nothing to contact one of the attorneys at the McArthur Law Firm and there is no obligation to hire. Call now for your free consultation and let Kathy fight for you!

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Personal Injury and Wrongful Death from Car and Truck Crashes
  • 50% Medical Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1995
  • Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2009
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2001
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1981

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1979
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.S. - 1976
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Order of The Old Well
    • Honors: Order of St. Andrews
    • Honors: Co-Chairman of UNC Honor Court
    • Major: Business Administration

References

  • Trust Co. Bank, Macon, Georgia

Classes/Seminars

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

Honors and Awards

  • Woman of Distinction from the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, 2013 - Present
  • Best in Business, 2011 - 2012
  • Super Lawyer, 2005 - 2011
  • Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Macon Bar Association Lawyer of the Year, 2005 - Present
  • Woman of Distinction from the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, 2013
  • Girl Scout Leader of The Year, 2000
  • Macon Tennis Association, John Drew Smith Award, 1990
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell, 1989-Present
  • Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, 1989-Present
  • Georgia Woman of Achievement Award, given by the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, 2000
  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2005-Present
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, as designated by the National Trial Lawyers, 2011-Present
  • Merchant Circle, Circle of Excellence, 2012-Present
  • Top Lawyers of Georgia, as recognized by the National Law Journal, 2013-Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, as rated by U.S. News & World Report, 2013-Present
  • Best Law Firms in America, as rated by U.S. News & World Report, 2013-Present
  • Top Women Attorneys in Georgia, as published in Atlanta Magazine, 2013-Present
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Georgia, 2013-Present
  • International Society of Barristers, 2015 - Present
  • Best Law Firms Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiff, 2017 - Present
  • Best Lawywers Laywer of the Year Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs, 2017 - Present
  • Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
  • Top 100 Lawyers by Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Macon Bar Association, 1980-Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, 1980-Present
  • Georgia Association of Woman Lawyers, Past President, 1980-Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Past President-GA Chapter, Vice-President-GA Chapter, National Board Member-GA Chapter, 1993-Present
  • William Augustus Bootle American Inn of Court, President, 2003-2004
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America now American Association of Justice, 1993-Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1993-Present
  • Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1995-Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1995-Present
  • American Bar Association
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Civil Justice PAC, 2007-Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2002-Present
  • Public Justice Foundation, 2006-Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Special Master for Disciplinary Matters
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2015-Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Reynolds, McArthur, & Horne, Partner, 1982 - 2007
  • The Law Firm of Kathy McArthur (Katherine L. McArthur, LLC)
  • Mullis, Reynolds, Marshall, Horne & Phillips, Partner, 1980 - 1982
  • Mullis, Reynolds, Marshall, Horne & Phillips, Associate, 1979 - 1980
  • Professor Walker E. Blakely, Evidence Professor at UNC, Law Clerk, 1978 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Girl Scouts of Middle Georgia, 1998-Present
  • Macon Tennis Association, 1980-2013
  • Martha Bowman United Methodist Church, 1990-Present

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish