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Catherine A.  McCormack

Biography

With nearly two decades of litigation experience, Catherine McCormack defends leading property and casualty insurance companies and their insureds in civil litigation involving product liability, premises liability, and general liability. She has defended large corporations in countless personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from toxic exposures to asbestos, silica, talc, and numerous chemicals. Catherine has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of litigation, including pre-suit settlement or avoidance, discovery, mediation, settlement, trial, and appeals. She primarily practices at the state, federal, and appellate court levels in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.

Catherine also has managed and litigated cases in multiple jurisdictions across the country for national clients.

Product Liability

Catherine represents a vast roster of manufacturers and suppliers of products and equipment, including:

  • Respiratory equipment
  • Wire and cable
  • Brakes and linings for automobiles, trucks, motors, and cranes
  • Gaskets in automobiles, trucks, and equipment
  • Construction materials, joint compounds, building wall panels, and wall boards
  • Floor tiles and sheeting
  • Cement
  • Sewer pipes and pipe coverings
  • Heat transfer products
  • Pumps and packing
  • Valves, steam, and gas turbines

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
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • 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 Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • 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

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® 
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2023)
    • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star (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)