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Cater C. Thompson


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Mercer University, 1980, summa cum laude
Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, J.D., 1983, cum laude


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  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia


Cater C. Thompson has been with Jones Cork, LLP since 1983. Ms. Thompson has a general practice concentrated in the area of creditors’ rights, including bankruptcy and foreclosure, probate, business law, and public finance. Ms. Thompson has served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and underwriter’s counsel for various public school districts, as well as water and sewer, development and hospital authorities.

Ms. Thompson has been named to the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™, and has received a peer review rating Martindale- Hubbell® rating of AV – Preeminent. She has been selected by Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Banking and Finance. She has been selected by Best Lawyers in America® as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for her work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Macon. She is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and serves as the Chancellor of the South Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Ms. Thompson is a member of the Bankruptcy, Real Property, and Equine sections of the State Bar of Georgia. During law school, Ms. Thompson was a member of the Mercer Law Review and Phi Delta Phi.

Ms. Thompson serves as general counsel and ex-officio member of the Boards of Trustees of the Methodist Home of the South Georgia Conference, Inc. and the Foundation for the Methodist Home of the South Georgia Conference. She has served in many leadership roles at Macon’s Mulberry Street United Methodist Church. She is also on the Local Advisory Board for Truist Bank.

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