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Update on Georgia Law (Ski LE)

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley - Avon, Colorado

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The Update on Georgia Law or "Ski LE" combines 12 hours of quality CLE programming in a variety of practice areas with the beautiful slopes of one of Colorado's premier ski resorts.

Speakers, session times and credit hours are subject to change.  Seating is limited.

Agenda will be posted as it is available.


Mr. Matthew Adam Cathey Related Seminars and Products

Cathey & Strain LLC

Matt is a plaintiff’s civil trial attorney with an emphasis on catastrophic injury cases, including product liability, trucking, roadway, railroad, medical malpractice and mass tort cases. Matt was raised in Habersham County, Georgia and received his undergraduate degree cum laude from the University of Georgia. Upon graduation, he attended Georgia State University College of Law where he graduated with honors in litigation. Matt began his professional career working in Atlanta, where he practiced for five years prior coming to Cathey & Strain.

Throughout his legal career Matt has successfully tried numerous jury trials as well as litigating and handling all other aspects of trial practice, including trial preparation, appeals, motions, hearings, Daubert challenges, motions for summary judgment and expert testimony development.


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Georgia
    • B.B.A. - 2003
    • Honors: cum laude


  • Georgia, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2010


  • Attorney

Mr. Dennis T. Cathey Related Seminars and Products

Cathey & Strain LLC

Dennis T. Cathey is a graduate of the University of Georgia undergraduate and law school. Mr. Cathey was born in Rabun County, Georgia, and has served on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia, as president of the Mountain Circuit Bar Association, is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, has served on the Investigative Panel of the State Bar of Georgia Disciplinary Committee, has been a member of the Federal Bar Council for the Northern District of Georgia and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a past recipient of the State Bar of Georgia Traditions of Excellence Award and past-president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Cathey was an officer in the United States Army Medical Service Corps, has served as a youth sports coach for the Habersham County Parks and Rec Department, is active in the Cornelia United Methodist Church and serves on the Board of Trustees of Piedmont College.


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1970
  • University of Georgia
    • A.B. - 1967


  • Georgia, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1973


  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Georgia delegate to ATLA
  • Selected as “Georgia Super Lawyer” by Atlanta magazine
  • Selected as “Georgia Legal Elite’ by Georgia Trend magazine
  • Selected as “One of the Most Influential Georgians” by James magazine
  • Diplomate of American Board of Trial Advocates
  • State Bar Traditions of Excellence Award


  • Cornelia United Methodist Church
  • Youth Sports Coach, Habersham County Parks and Rec Department


  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2004 to 2005
  • Mountain Circuit Bar, President, 1972 to 1973
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia, Board of Governors, 1985 to 1999
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Investigative panel of the State Bar of Georgia Disciplinary Committee, 1992 to 1995
  • Federal Bar Council for the Northern District of Georgia, Member, 1993 to 1995
  • Piedmont College, Demorest, GA, Board of Trustees
  • Piedmont College, Board of Trustees


  • Member


  • United States Army Medical Service Corps, Officer


Lodging Reservations


The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
Avon, Vail Valley
126 Riverfront Lane
PO Box 9690
Avon, Colorado, USA, 81620


$379 Standard Studio Suite Standard View (One King Bed)
$25 Resort Fee/Night | $25 Self-Parking/Night

Room cut-off date:

Dec. 21, 2023 or when sold out

Thirty (30) days prior to arrival, a non-refundable deposit equal to room and tax for nights will be charged for reservations during ski season.  

Guests can cancel their reservation with no penalty until 30 days prior to arrival date.

Lift ticket information:

Epic Day Pass | Epic Season Pass (


The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley

126 Riverfront Lane, Avon, Colorado 81620, United States
(970) 790-6000

Important Information

Please be advised that your credit will not be reported to the State Bar of Georgia CLE Regulation Department until after you have completed the steps necessary to earn credit for that program. 

Self reporting is required for all other jurisdictions.

The information presented is solely for educational purposes. The opinions expressed by the faculty in their materials and presentations are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the State Bar of Georgia, its officers, directors and/or employees. The faculty is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional advice and these presentations and publications are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. All publications and presentations were created to serve the continuing legal education needs of practicing attorneys.

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