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Catherine Speraw "Cathy" Dorvil


With a background in occupational therapy and health program management, Cathy Dorvil brings a unique perspective to the firm’s Litigation and Health Care Practice Groups. She works with medical billing companies, physicians, and various medical professionals on a variety of health care, business, and complex litigation matters, including fraud and abuse, regulatory compliance, and Medicaid and Medicare enrollment and payment issues. She also represents clients in disputes related to vendor and billing contracts, credentialing, payment, personnel, and insurance. Cathy represents a wide range of health care entities, too, including Medicaid managed care organizations, insurance companies, medical providers, nursing homes, mental health facilities, and home health agencies.

Her previous career in health care allows her to speak the language of her clients and quickly get up to speed in identifying risks and appropriate solutions in the clients' best interests. She regularly speaks nationwide on fraud and abuse and other health care litigation topics. in addition, Cathy represents and defends educational institutions, municipal and government organizations, and nonprofits in complex contractual matters.

Prior to coming to Chambliss, Cathy worked as a commercial litigator in Florida, handling healthcare-related disputes and general business disputes. Cathy continues to handle general business disputes in administrative, state, and federal courts.

If you are unable to reach Cathy, please contact one of her colleagues:



Tammie M. McClendon
D: 423.321.0410


J.D., magna cum laude, Law, University of Miami, 2009
M.S., Harvard University of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health, 2001
B.S., cum laude and honors, Occupational Therapy, University of Puget Sound, 1996


Florida, 2009
Tennessee, 2015
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2009
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2010
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2010
Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit, 2016
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2016


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