Catherine Zoller Mackey is a fourth generation Bradenton native. She was a “Hall of Fame” graduate from Manatee High School in 1979, and graduated with a major in Communications and minor in Humanities from Florida State University in 1983. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Law.
After graduating from law school, Cathie began her career in Tampa with the Law Office of Dale Swope. After marrying Peter Mackey in 1988, they moved to Bradenton where she initially worked for a local firm and then opened her own law firm. Soon thereafter, in 1991, she convinced Peter they should follow in the footsteps of her entrepreneurial family and hang out their own shingle. Mackey Law Group has developed into one of Bradenton’s most enduring and dynamic law firms.
Cathie primarily practices in the area of real estate and transactional law; however, she has tried commercial cases before both judges and juries. She has also procured settlements in personal injury cases. Among other things, Cathie was instrumental in litigating and ultimately facilitating Manatee County’s procurement of Emerson Point, a waterfront park enjoyed by our community. She has handled and successfully argued cases before Florida’s appellate courts. Like the other attorneys in the firm, her broad experience has given her the perspective to understand how to analyze and meet clients’ objectives.
As to real estate, Cathie is versed in all varieties of real estate contracts and closings, from the simple to the complex. She has also represented individuals and financial institutions in loan workouts and other transactions. Catherine knows how to close all types of purchase/sale transactions, without over-lawyering the file; yet, her commercial litigation experience provides her with a unique insight as to what should and should not be included in contracts and loan documents.
Personally Cathie is the proud mother of a Vanderbilt graduate and triplets attending college at UCF, FSU, and Maple Woods, in Kansas City, Missouri. In her free time, Cathie likes to be on the water boating (she is a skilled operator/navigator of the family’s 33′ fishing boat) and she enjoys being physically fit. As recently as this past Thanksgiving she ran a five mile road race. She also works out with free weights five mornings a week before arriving at the office.
She has been a Florida licensed attorney since 1987. She is a member of the Real Property Probate and Trust Section as well as the General Practice Solo and Small Firm Section and admitted to practice in the Florida State and U.S. Federal Court systems.