Magana Cathcart & McCarthy

Peter T. Cathcart, Principal

Peter T. Cathcart Cases of Note

Peter Cathcart joined the predecessor firm of Magaña, Cathcart & McCarthy in 1980 and has been advocating the rights of injured plaintiffs for over 25 years. He became a principal of the firm in 1992.

Mr. Cathcart’s legal expertise is in aviation and personal injury law. He has litigated numerous cases involving airplane crashes, commercial and general aviation matters, insurance bad faith, products liability and medical malpractice.


  • B.S. Business Administration, University of Southern California, 1977
  • J.D., Loyola University Law School, 1980


  • State Bar of California, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1991


  • American Association for Justice (Formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (At Large Board Member 1990, Board of Governors 1991 – 1994)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Century City Bar Association
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association

Professional Experiences:

  • Mr. Cathcart was voted by his peers in Los Angeles County as a “Super Lawyer” in a survey conducted by Law & Politics Media and announced in Los Angeles Magazine.
  • Mediator for the Superior Courts for the County of Los Angeles
  • Rated A.V. (highest possible rating for preeminent legal ability and ethics) by Martindale Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys
  • Completed 10 week courses on Anatomy For Attorneys, Orthopedics For Attorneys, Neurology For Attorneys taught through Medi-Legal Institute at U.S.C. Medical School
  • Member of the Board of Directors for Pen-Cle Productions, a producer of audio/video continuing education programs for attorneys, 1992 – 1998

Southern California Super Lawyers 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

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