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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.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
    7 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    10 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    10 years
  4. Probate: 15%
    7 years
  5. Unspecified: 10%



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901 Lafayette Street
Ringgold, GA, 30736


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200607/15/2016
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant District AttorneyLookout Mountain Judicial Circuit2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Share America FoundationSecretary2006 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2006 - Present
Lookout Mountain Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law CenterN/AN/AN/A