Susan McCathran

Susan McCathran

Of Counsel
McDonough, Georgia

Susan G. McCathran is "of counsel" with the firm. Susie has more than 21 years of professional legal experience as a member of the bar. Prior to attending law school, Susie spent three (3) years as a paralegal at a nationally recognized law firm in Atlanta.

Susie is a Special Assistant General for the Georgia Department of Transportation. She has been a Special Assistant Attorney General since 1996, having served in that capacity under Attorney's General Thurbert Baker and Samuel Olens. Susie has also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Forestry, the Department of Adult Education and the Department of Natural Resources.


  • Appointed Special Assistant Attorney General under Attorneys General Michael Bowers, Thurbert Baker and Samuel Owens for eminent domain and other real estate acquisition purposes.
  • Acquired over thousands of parcels of property for the State of Georgia as a Special Assistant Attorney General.

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1991


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. cum laude - 1991
    • Honors: Georgia – Class standing: 11 of 178
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
    • B.A. - 1983
    • Major: Speech Communication and Spanish
    • Major: French

Honors and Awards

  • Law Review: Lead Articles Associate Editor
  • Appointed to Outer Barristers Guild Honorary Society
  • Received American Jurisprudence Award for highest class grade: Wills, Trusts, and Estates, 1990 - Present
  • Research, Writing, and Advocacy, 1989 - Present
  • Highest class grade: Legal Method, 1988 - Present
  • Law Research Assistant, Professor B. Hartfield, Summer, 1990 - Present
  • Honor Court Chief Justice, 1990 - 1991
  • Honor Court Justice, 1989 - 1990
  • Phi Delta Phi Honorary Legal Fraternity
  • Grade Point Average: 3.5; Dean’s List, 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Eminent Domain Section, Member
  • Pataula Circuit Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Susan G. McCathran, P.C, 1995 - Present
  • Georgia Supreme Court, Law Assistant for Justice Leah Sears, 1992 - 1995
  • Fulton County Superior Court, Law Assistant for Judge Leah Sears, 1991 - 1992
  • Georgia Supreme Court, Legal Extern for Justice Richard Bell – Spring, 1991 - Present
  • City of Atlanta Law Department, Governor's Intern - Summer, 1989 - Present
  • Smith, Gambrell& Russell, Paralegal, 1985 - 1988