Adam Christopher Cathey

Adam Christopher Cathey

Practice areas:

Criminal defense, Family, Probate, DUI and DWI,

About me

Adam Cathey is a Georgia native. He was born in born in Atlanta, and grew up in the suburban community of Powder Springs. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served on board the USS John F. Kennedy from 1993 to 1997. After completing his military service, Adam attended the University of Georgia, thanks to the G.I. Bill and his student job driving a bus on the University of Georgia campus.


After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Adam attended the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert School of Law. While earning his law degree, Adam worked as an intern with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana and as a law clerk for the Baton Rouge law firm of Guglielmo, Marks, Schutte, Terhoeve, and Love. 


After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita battered south Louisiana during his final year of law school, Adam moved his family back to Georgia. He accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney for the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit, working under the Honorable Herbert E. “Buzz” Franklin. After several years as a prosecutor, Adam made the tough decision to go into private practice, enabling him to use his legal training and real-world experience to help real people solve real problems.   


Since relocating to Ringgold, Adam has become deeply involved in the local community. He is on the Board of Director’s for the Share America Foundation, a non-profit organization that awards college scholarships to promising young musician’s devoted to maintaining the musical traditions of rural Appalachia. In his professional capacity, he serves his community as a Guardian ad Litem in the Juvenile Court of Catoosa County, Georgia, advocating on behalf of children forced to go through the DFCS/foster care system. Additionally, he routinely accepts appointed cases in the Juvenile Courts of Catoosa and Walker Counties.


Adam and his wife, Leanna, live in Ringgold with their two sons J.T. and Jake. They attend Covenant Presbyterian Church in East Brainerd.


Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info

901 Lafayette Street
Ringgold, GA, 30736

Customer Reviews

I hired Mr. Cathey for a child custody matter and couldn’t have asked for a better advocate for me and my family. In addition to working hard for my case, he was honest and realistic about the expectations and probable outcome keeping me informed about the process along the way. His prices were fair and discussed beforehand with no outrageous fees tacked on at the end, as has been my experience with prior attorneys. I couldn’t recommend a better attorney for anyone I know.

Mr. Cathey and his staff were very kind and helpful when I was going through one of the hardest times of my life. Mr. Cathey and his staff were available when I had questions, patient when I did not understand the court system, and were able to give me clear guidance without being pushy or rude. They are very considerate and helped me anyway they could.

He handled my divorce. It should have been a open and shut case but he made deals with my ex without me knowing it. I thought he was my lawyer because I was paying but I guess not.

Hired for a child support case in which the arrears were around $17,000, staff or attorney wouldn’t return phone calls and wouldn’t even let me make appointments to see what progress was being made on my case. So after 1 & 1/2 years, I went and requested my records and received a letter the next day stating he was withdrawing from my case because I was too time consuming and he had taken on so many new cases. WOW, is this what attorneys do to people?

State Status Acquired Updated
GA Active Member in Good Standing 2006 11/27/2016
Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Assistant District Attorney Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit 2006 – 2009
Association name Position name Duration
Share America Foundation Secretary 2006 – Present
State Bar of Georgia Member 2006 – Present
Lookout Mountain Bar Association Member 2006 – Present
School name Major Degree Graduated
Louisiana State University N/A N/A N/A

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