Catherine Banich, Commercial Litigation Attorney

Catherine M. Banich

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Catherine Banich is a seasoned attorney with more than 20 years of experience in civil defense litigation. She focuses on complex and catastrophic personal injury claims and has extensive experience in defending claims involving general aviation accidents, security premises, child care, transportation and trucking, construction, product liability, medical device, employment, lender liability and a broad range of other general liability areas. She defends cases throughout Georgia in state and federal court at the trial and all appellate levels. She has tried numerous cases to successful conclusion over her two decades of law practice. 

Representative clients include community and regional banks along with some of the largest financial institutions in the nation.

Representative actions include asset recovery against borrowers and guarantors, restructuring and workouts, regulatory compliance litigation under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and related acts, mortgage fraud litigation, defense of wrongful foreclosure and eviction actions, judicial foreclosures, tax sales and related litigation, receiverships, title curative litigation, reformation and declaratory actions, contract and agency disputes, quiet title cases, equitable subrogation cases, boundary disputes, trespass, ejection and encroachment, and premises liability claims.

A significant portion of Ms. Banich’s practice also is devoted to employment litigation, with a focus on the representation of employers in claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, employment-related torts, employment contracts and post-employment restrictive covenants. Ms. Banich also counsels employers in employee relations, discipline and discharge matters, and assists in drafting employment policies in compliance with federal and state employment laws.


American Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia, International Law and Labor & Employment Law Sections

Community Involvement

Hispanic American Center for Economic Development, Board of Directors

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Emory University School of Law, JD, 1995

Emory University, BA, with highest honors, 1992

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Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

Court of Appeals of Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit