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Catherine Knight grew up in Atlanta, and she attended The Westminster Schools, alpha-omega.  Catherine graduated cum laude from Princeton University.  At Emory University School of Law, where she was a Woodruff Scholar and served on the executive committee of and was published by the Emory Law Journal, Catherine's grades landed her within the top ten students of her class, and she graduated with distinction


Respected by her professional peers, Catherine has throughout her legal career received various annual recognitions such as Atlanta Magazine’s Rising Star, Atlanta Magazine’s Super Lawyer, and Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite.  Catherine was honored by Atlanta Business Chronicle for her successful divorce practice, receiving the Up and Comers in Atlanta Award.  Further, Catherine has authored and presented papers at numerous legal conferences, and served on the executive committee of the family law section of the Georgia Bar Association.  She appeared on Georgia public television to train the public and professionals in the child support guidelines, and travelled the state educating lawyers and judges alike on legislation. 


Having formerly worked in corporate law at Davis Polk &Wardwell in New York City in the early 1990s, Catherine has a business and stock market acumen which aids in complex cases.  Upon returning to her native Atlanta in the mid-1990s, Catherine worked with the firms of Warner Mayoue & Bates, as well as Davis Mathews & Quigley, before becoming a founding partner at Boyd Collar Knight, LLC. 


Catherine values her reputation as both a vigorous advocate in the courtroom and a reasonable negotiator in settlement.  Sensitive to the fact that there is a family behind every family law case, Catherine is empathetic to the stress clients are under during the process of divorce, listening carefully to and respecting her client’s and a family’s particular needs. Her approach to each client is highly personalized, allowing for strategy in each aspect of the case.  She does not hesitate to tell her clients what they may not want to hear, when a position is untenable, or a result, unrealistic.  While she effectively fights to protect and advance her clients’ goals, Catherine is committed to achieving the most favorable results with the least amount of conflict necessary.


On a personal note, Catherine no longer has a "bucket list."  Having had the opportunity to take time off for three years, Catherine lived/worked on a farm with 32 barnyard animals (and a lot of mud), studied and performed stand-up comedy with some success (very modest), did a few wild things for which she needs divine forgiveness (no lasting regrets), and wrote her mid-life memoirs (likely forever, unpublished).  Best of all, Catherine spent real live"quality" time with her beautiful daughter, which she had dreamed of doing for years, and she got remarried. 

And then she realized ... she needed to keep her day-job.

Luckily, she is pretty good at her day job.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    18 years
  2. Child Custody: 50%
    18 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert Lane Tharp

    We have been fortunate enough to have Catherine join our team at Meriwether & Tharp. As part of her joining our team, I have been able to work directly with her in transitioning cases. Her experience is obvious from issue spotting to creative resolution analysis. She has an exceptional ability to listen to clients and help them better understand the divorce process as well as their options proceeding forward. I strongly recommend her.


    Robert Tharp Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Patrick Lehmon Meriwether

    I endorse this lawyer. We are excited that Catherine has joined our team at Meriwether & Tharp. Her reputation as a skilled negotiator and trial attorney preceded her. Those who have dealt with her know she is a consummate professional.


    Patrick Meriwether Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Catherine Knight Family Law, LLC

1570 Warsaw Rd
Roswell, GA, 30076


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199503/30/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2008
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2007
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2006
Up and Comer - 40 under 40Atlanta Business Chronicle2006
Super Lawyer Rising StarAtlanta Magazine2006
Super Lawyer Rising StarAtlanta Magazine2005
Super Lawyer Rising StarAtlanta Magazine2004
Super Lawyer Rising StarAtlanta Magazine2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBoyd Collar Knight, LLC2005 - 2008
AssociateDavis, Matthews & Quigley2002 - 2005
AssociateWarner, Mayoue & Bates1995 - 2001
AssociateDavis Polk & Wardwell (New York & Paris)1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaN/AN/A
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2007 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Emory Law JournalShould God Regulate Religious Non-Profits1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Princeton UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law ConferenceDivorce and Death2004