Catherine Davey Attorney and Counselor at Law2018-10-29T15:27:38+00:00

Catherine E. Davey
Attorney and Counselor at Law

Practice Areas: 

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Guardianship
  • Guardian Advocacy
  • Special Needs Trusts

Education:

  • B.A., George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • J.D., Stetson University’s College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Master of Laws in Transnational Business Practice, University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California

Bar Admission:

  • The Florida Bar, 1993

Member:

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Seminole County Bar Association
  • Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Florida State Guardianship Association

Leadership Roles:

  • Board Member of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida, 2016 – present
  • Vestry member, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 2016 – present
  • Girl Scouts of Citrus Council Troop Leader, 2006 – present

Awards:

  • Best Buddies Champion of the Year Nominee-2016
  • Lynda Pollack, MD, Advocacy Award from the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida-2017

 

Personal:

Catherine was born in Jacksonville and raised here in central Florida, graduating from Lyman High School in Longwood.  She currently resides in Maitland with her family.

For nearly twenty-five years, Catherine has practiced law. Catherine began practicing law near St. Petersburg, representing the State of Florida, Agency for Health Care Administration during their fledgling efforts to recover from estates in Florida for Medicaid liens. Since that time, she has been in practice here in Orlando. For the past seventeen years, she had her own firm and continues to focus her practice in the areas of probate, guardianship, guardian advocacy, estate planning and the drafting and implementation of Special Needs Trusts for the physically and developmentally disabled.

“When my youngest daughter was born with Down syndrome my purpose in life became abundantly clear. I am to change the lives of those I serve to build a better future for her and the entire community.”

Recently, Catherine conceived, designed and implemented Low Down on Law. This program is a service to individuals and families of those with special needs. Held twice a year, Low Down on Law seeks to educate families about guardianship, guardian advocacy, estate planning as well as special needs trusts and to help them to navigate the legal system so they can advocate on behalf of their family.