Imogene Cathey

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

An experienced attorney, Imogene Cathey has been practicing law for more than 15 years. Holding a bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) in political science from Florida A&M University and a JD (with honors) from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, she has held a wide variety of positions over the years ranging from general litigation to higher education law. She first started practicing as an associate attorney for Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill & Mullis, PA where her practice focused on complex litigation matters related to business disputes, bankruptcy, personal injury, and employment discrimination litigation. She later expanded her litigation practice to a national level while working for the law firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP. Imogene Cathey transitioned to a higher education law practice when she joined the University of Florida Office of the Vice President and General Counsel in 2004 as an assistant general counsel. With over 10 years of experience in higher education law, Imogene Cathey has worked as both an associate general counsel and general counsel. Currently Imogene Cathey serves as deputy general counsel.

In addition to her work, Imogene Cathey has maintained an active presence within the professional community. She is an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and has previously served on the Committee on Web Page Legal Resources and the Committee on Membership and Member Services. She has also been a member of such organizations as the Guilford County Black Lawyers Association, Josiah T. Walls Bar Association, and the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association. She has also participated in various local community organizations, having previously served as a tutor and Director of Legal Affairs for PASSAGE Family Church and a member of the Women’s Leadership Steering Committee and the African American Leadership Initiative for United Way of Greater Greensboro, Inc.

  • Education
    • Florida A&M University