Meet Personal Injury Attorney Kathy McArthur

Board-Certified Civil Trial Specialist in Macon, Georgia

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. Kathy 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.

In over three decades of practice, Kathy has witnessed a large change in the legal arena. Due to the internet, many new attorneys are media-savvy and attract new clients through smart websites and clever advertising. Although there is nothing wrong with advertising, Kathy feels as though new lawyers with little trial practice do not always clearly disclose their level of experience (or lack thereof) to potential clients.

Personal injury lawyers in Georgia typically charge the same rate for attorney 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 McArthur is endorsed by Georgia native and five-time boxing champion Evander Holyfield, who calls Kathy “The Real Deal.” 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 the personal injury attorneys at the McArthur Law Firm for car wrecks, truck crashes, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, wrongful death and other personal injury claims. There is no obligation to hire the McArthur Law Firm after a free consultation.

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

Bar Memberships

  • State Bar of North Carolina (inactive status), 1979
  • State Bar of Georgia, 1980


  • Van Hecke-Wettach School of Law, 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 & Distinctions:
      • Phi Beta Kappa
      • Order of The Old Well
      • Order of St. Andrews
      • Co-Chairman of UNC Honor Court
    • Major: Business Administration

Court Admissions

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


  • Sun Trust Bank, Macon, Georgia

Scholarly Presentations and Masters In Trial Seminars

Professional Awards and Distinctions

  • 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
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2000-Present
  • Macon Bar Association Lawyer of the Year, 2005
  • 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

Community Involvement, Personal Honors and Distinctions

  • Girl Scouts of Middle Georgia, 1998-Present
  • Leader of two Girl Scout troops, 1998-2010
  • Girl Scout Leader of The Year, 2000
  • Woman of Distinction from the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, 2013
  • Macon Tennis Association, 1980-2013
  • Macon Tennis Association, John Drew Smith Award, 1990
  • Martha Bowman United Methodist Church, 1990-Present

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
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy, 1995
  • Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice, 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Civil Justice PAC, 2007-Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2002-Present
  • Public Justice Foundation, 2006-Present
  • Public Justice Foundation, 2006-Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Special Master for Disciplinary Matters
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2015-Present

Professional Experience

  • The Law Firm of Kathy McArthur (Katherine L. McArthur, LLC)
  • Reynolds, McArthur & Horne, Partner, 1986-2007
  • Reynolds Horne & McArthur, Partner, 1982-1986
  • Mullis, Reynolds, Marshall, Horne & Phillips, Partner, 1980-1982
  • Mullis, Reynolds, Marshall, Horne & Phillips, Associate, 1979-1980

Clerk Experience

  • Law Clerk of Professor Walker E. Blakely, Evidence Professor at UNC, Summer 1978


  • Spanish