Kathy K. Dorough

Kathy K. Dorough

Kathy K. Dorough


Email: kkd@dorough.com

Kathy practices in the area of Community Association Law with a focus on representation of master, condominium and homeowners associations throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area.  Kathy’s clients include high-rise condominiums, mixed-use communities, large townhome developments and small single family subdivisions. She has litigated real estate related cases in both the State and Federal Courts.  An active member of the Community Associations Institute, she served on its Board of Directors and as President.  She served as the editor of Georgia Commons, a Publication of Community Associations Institute of Georgia, Inc. and has published numerous articles in that magazine, including “Show Me the Money! Or Why it Takes So Long to Obtain a Judgment in Georgia,” “Naming Names: Should an Association Publish the Names of Assessment Delinquents?” and “Does it Warrant a Warrant?  What the Criminal Justice System can Offer to Community Associations.” She is a frequent speaker on topics relating to the administration of community associations.


  • University of Georgia B.S.W. – 1983
  • University of Georgia J.D. – 1986


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Community Associations Institute, National and Georgia Chapters
  • Leadership DeKalb


  • State Court of Fulton County – Judicial Clerk 1986-1987
  • Hyatt & Rhoads, P.C. 1987-1991
  • Weissman, Nowack, Curry and Zaleon, P.C. 1991-1992
  • Georgia Court of Appeals – Senior Staff Attorney 1992-1998
  • Adjunct Professor – Georgia State University 1993-1996
  • DeKalb County Magistrate Court Judge 1997-2010
  • Dorough & Dorough, LLC 1998 – Present
  • Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell


  • University of Georgia Alumni Association – President’s Circle
  • National Public Radio – Sustaining Member
  • Zoo Atlanta – Member
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden – Member
  • High Museum of Art – Patron