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Adam Christopher Cathey

Criminal defense Attorney at Ringgold, GA

3.9   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
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About Adam

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Adam Cathey is a Georgia native. H 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. 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 back home 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 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 Christopher Cathey
901 Lafayette Street
Ringgold, GA, 30736

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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2022
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Adam C. Cathey review
The law firm of Adam C. Cathy was highly recommended to us when we were faced with an immediate family crisis. My wife and I came to Mr. Cathey with a very complex family circumstance. He took time with us, carefully listened to our situation, and advised us. His advice was spot on, and we retained him. He filed the needed court documents on our behalf. Mr Cathey is very knowledgeable in the family matter we brought to him, and acted promptly and professionally. We will most likely need his services in the future, and will not hesitate to retain him. Also, Mr Cathy is a very likable man, and his staff is incredibly supportive and proficient. My wife and I would highly recommend Adam C. Cathey. He has a great reputation as an attorney, and has maintained a consistently successful track record over the many years of his practice.
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Posted by Laura | May 25, 2020
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Real Estate problem
Mr. Cathey, was right there for me all the way. His prompt and personal advice and guidance, was just what I needed. The issue was settled quickly and effectively. Thank You again for all that you do.
Posted by Alyssa | July 29, 2019
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Mother / child custody
Although our case is not yet to an end, Mr. Cathey and his staff have been extremely polite. He took immediate action on proving the allegations my ex was making were false an he has been very prompt and honest with me. He has put my family and myself first , and contact with his staff is absolutely amazing. He is by far the best attorney in Catoosa county that I have came across and I am forever thankful that I was able to hire him. Amanda does exceptional work and a superb job when it comes to communicating with clients and response rates. No matter the outcome , I know for a fact that this law firm is working their best and giving it their all!!! 20/20 by far ! Thank you for your constant hard work , and most of all thank you so much for being respectful and responding to me no matter how many emails I send you a day. You guys are awesome !!!!!
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Posted by Jenni | May 15, 2019
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Very pleased!
I have been very pleased with Mr Kathy's law expertise and service. His staff is extremely friendly and extremely willing to help me with any questions or concerns that I have had. I would happily recommend this Law Firm!
Posted by Bill | May 14, 2019
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Adam represented us in relation to the county family services. His knowledge and skill in guiding us through a difficult maze of the legal system cannot be overestimated. I would give him my highest possible recommendation. I would not want to be represented by anyone else!
Posted by Steve | July 2, 2018
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End of Life Decisions required Paper Work. Thankful for this man.
In 2013 and 2014 My Dad and Mom went on Hospice. In order to better be able to take care of our Dad's Business and Estate, we went to Adam, who helped us with Power of Attorney Documents. A year or so before that, Dad, who was beginning to show signs of Dementia and was trying to sell a valuable old car. Adam was kind enough to come out and help me, my brother and Dad with the Paper work. Dad had plenty of old Tractors, farm equipment. Adam and Dad worked out a deal for some old farm equipment. Thanks Adam for being there during a tough time in our lives and helping. There are some good old country lawyers left in this state.
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Posted by Nathan | March 23, 2018
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For fathers needing assistance with custody...
My ex challenged me fir chins custody & was awarded temporary full custody with supervised visitation. Adam helped gather the evidence that the claims against me were false & awarded back all of my previous joint custody. His staff answers emails promptly (usually same day) & he is very helpful with any & all questions you may have. If you're in Catoosa County, GA and need representation to get custody of your child & are a good parent, he's the man to go to. Thank you Adam Cathey!
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Posted by Barrett | December 29, 2017
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Emergency Meeting and Empathy
I came from out of town on the day after Christmas and met with his receptionist, as he was off on vacation. Although her voice was cracking significantly, it also had a reassuring impact :) She stated she would contact him with the details of my Son's case. That evening, I got a call from his office that he could see me the next morning . . . while on vacation. Mr. Cathey was very patient in detailing the weight of the charges and what to expect going forward. He was also very straight forward and helpful in explaining the wide range of possibilities in reference to the DA's and court; all variables that could play for or against my Son by chance. Although I did not hire Mr. Cathey, I certainly would in the future. I sensed a military tone to his voice and was glad to hear he is a veteran. Of the four consultations I had on this day, his was the most straight forward, empathetic and complete.
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Posted by A mother | January 4, 2016
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Fair, honest, hardworking.
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.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2015
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Forever Thankful
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.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2020
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Never available
Hired two years ago for custody case that is still not finalized. I have emailed numerous times asking for updates or any ideas on what is going on, with no response. This may be on behalf of whoever responds to emails, but the communication never occcurs.
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2018
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Horrible with communication
Hired for custody issue, nothing was done for almost a year, unable to ever even get in touch with him for any reason. Attempting to call his office resulted in being told I would get a call back with an update that never came. No resolution ever occurred. Email communication is even worse with the paralegal. Never responds.
Response from Adam Cathey June 29, 2018
After reviewing my open files, I have not located any that have been neglected in the way this “anonymous” review indicates. My staff and I strive to respond quickly to all reasonable inquiries. I encourage this writer to contact my office directly if this continues to be a problem.
Posted by Billy | January 7, 2014
Good paper pusher.
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.
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2013
hired for child support case
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?
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit
  • 2006 - 2009


  • Louisiana State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006


  • Share America Foundation
  • Secretary
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Lookout Mountain Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cathey is an outstanding attorney who provides exemplary advice on Avvo. I would recommend everyone and anyone to him for representation. Even though I have been practicing fo 24 years, as a judge, magistrate, prosecutors, and in private practice, I learn valuable new information from him every day. A superb attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Cathey is a skilled and experienced trial attorney that has substantial experience handling complex criminal cases. He is an effective negotiator and is very through. I give him my highest recommendation."
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Ringgold Criminal defense Lawyer Adam Christopher Cathey
Adam Christopher Cathey
Criminal defense Attorney
Ringgold, GA
Licensed for 17 years
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