Catherine Zoller Mackey is a fourth generation Bradenton native. She was a “Hall of Fame” graduate from Manatee High School in 1979, and graduated from Florida State University in 1983. Cathie received her law degree from the University of Miami in 1986.
Cathie started her legal career in Tampa. 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. Cathie initially litigated construction cases and FDIC foreclosures. In 1991, she convinced her husband Peter to join her. Mackey Law Group is now 30 years old and one of the area’s most dynamic and courtroom-successful law firms.
Cathie continues to be the firm’s managing partner and practices in the area of real estate and transactional law. However, she has an extensive litigation background; having tried cases before both judges and juries. She has also procured significant settlements in personal injury cases and briefed/successfully argued many appeals. And, Cathie was also instrumental in litigating and ultimately facilitating Manatee County’s procurement of Emerson Point, a waterfront park enjoyed by our community.
As to real estate, Cathie is versed in real estate contracts and closings, from the simple to the very complex. She represents individuals and financial institutions in loan workouts and other transactions. Catherine knows how to close all types of purchase/sale transactions, and 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 mother of a Vanderbilt graduate and triplets attending college at UCF, FSU, and Eastern Illinois. In her free time, Cathie likes to be on the water boating (she is a skilled operator/navigator of the family’s large fishing boat), riding her Harley, or keeping physically fit. Cathie works out with free weights most mornings before the sun is up and also runs road races.
Professionally Cathie has been a Florida licensed attorney since 1987. She is a member of the Real Property Probate and Trust Section and the General Practice Solo and Small Firm Section. She’s admitted to practice in Florida and the U.S. Federal Court system. It is safe to say Cathie is the most knowledgeable woman practitioner in the area.