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Catherine E. Davey

Attorney and Counselor at Law
P.O. Box 941251
Maitland, FL 32794-1251 Phone: 407-645-4833 Fax: 407-645-4832 Contact Us

Catherine E. Davey

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 daughters.

Catherine has been delighted to live her childhood dream of practicing law for nearly thirty years. 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. More than twenty years ago, she started her own firm to continue to focus her practice on 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.”

As part of her role on the Probate Rules Committee of the Florida Bar, Catherine and Davey Law Group were honored to be a part of creating proposed forms for Guardian Advocacy which the Florida Supreme Court accepted in 2020.

Additionally, Catherine created and implemented “Low Down on Law” in 2015. Held twice a year, Low Down on Law seeks to educate families about guardianship, guardian advocacy, estate planning, and special needs trusts and to help them navigate the legal system so they can advocate on behalf of their family.

Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate (Including Medicaid Estate Recovery lien negotiation)
  • Guardianship
  • Guardian Advocacy
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Trust administration
Bar Admission:
  • The Florida Bar, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2010
  • The Florida Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Seminole County Bar Association
  • Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Florida State Guardianship Association
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Association of Florida Elder Law Attorneys
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of the (RPPTL)
  • Orange County Bar Association, Estate, Guardianship & Trust Committee
  • B.A., Political Science, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • J.D., Stetson University’s College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • LL.M, Transnational Business Practice, University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California
Leadership Roles:
  • Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida, Board Member, 2016 – present
  • No Down Side, Inc., Founder and Board Member, 2019-present
  • Central Florida Community Board Member, Seacoast Bank, 2019 to present
  • Trinity Preparatory School, Board of Trustees, Winter Park, Florida, 2021- present
  • The Florida Bar, Probate Rules Committee, 2015-2022
  • The Florida Bar, Mental Health Committee
  • The Florida Bar, Elder Law Section, Guardianship Committee, 2021 – present
  • Girl Scouts of Citrus Council, Troop Leader, 2007 – present
  • Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Vestry member, 2016 – 2018
  • Honored as one of Orlando magazine’s Women of the Year 2019
  • Lynda Pollack, MD, Advocacy Award from the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida-2017
  • Best Buddies Champion of the Year Nominee-2016

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