Biography

Catherine McCormack has over a decade of experience as a litigator and trial attorney, Catherine defends Fortune 500 companies in complex toxic tort and product liability matters. She has represented corporations in hundreds of asbestos cases in federal and state courts across the country with a concentration on the development and implementation of defense strategies in Alabama asbestos litigation. Catherine also represents clients in the areas of medical malpractice, premises liability and general insurance defense, focusing her claims in Georgia. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of litigation, including pre-suit settlement and/or avoidance, discovery, mediation, settlement, trial and appeals.

Services

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law  (J.D., 2003)
  • University of Georgia  (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia

Courts

  • Supreme Court of Alabama
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • DRI
  • Alabama State Bar
  • The Florida Bar
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers

Honors

  • Super Lawyer "Rising Star," Super Lawyers Magazine (2014-2016)
  • Graduate, State Bar of Georgia YLD Leadership Academy (2010)

Trials

  • CSX Transportation, Inc. v. General Mills, Inc., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Reydel A. Muniz, et al. v. Advanced Stores Company, Inc., et al., Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • Richards v. Simon Property Group, State Court of Fulton County
  • Wells v. Yum Brands, Inc., et al., Magistrate Court of DeKalb County

Presentations

  • "How to Handle a Deceptive Witness," Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Paradise Island, Bahamas (February 2016)