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Caitlin Dorné Mattler
Associate – Atlanta


Caitlin Dorné Mattler is an attorney specializing in professional liability and indemnity matters. She serves as coverage and monitoring counsel for several international and domestic insurance carriers, focusing primarily on professional liability claims against lawyers, architects, engineers, and insurance professionals. Caitlin also has experience advising insurers and underwriters on policy writing initiatives outside of their native territories.

Prior to joining Fields Howell in 2020, Caitlin gained extensive direct defense experience working as an associate at a large regional law firm, where she represented clients in a range of matters, including products liability, insurance coverage, medical malpractice, and commercial transportation litigation. Her clients have included independent product developers and family-owned businesses, as well as nationally recognized motor carriers and Fortune 500 companies. Her focus was primarily on catastrophic cases with high exposure and Caitlin is skilled in evaluating such matters.

Caitlin was awarded her Juris Doctor with highest pro bono distinction from Georgia State University’s College of Law, where she gained courtroom experience through her internship with the Clayton County District Attorney’s office. She was also a judicial extern for the Honorable John J. Goger at Fulton County Superior Court. As a student, Caitlin was Research Editor on the Law Review’s Editorial Board, finalist in a national mock trial competition, and received the highest grades in Advanced Evidence and Trial Advocacy. Caitlin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a concentration in Global Politics and minor in Economics from Clemson University in 2011.


  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2015
    • Highest Pro Bono Distinction
    • Georgia State University Law Review, Editorial Board: Research Editor
  • Clemson University, B.S., 2011
    • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Concentration in Global Politics
    • Minor in Economics
Presentations & Publications

Rooks & Dorné, Legis. His.,  Liability of Owners and Occupiers of Land, 31 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 217 (2015).



State Bar of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia


State Bar of Georgia , Young Lawyers Division
Atlanta Bar Association
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Global Village Project Volunteer

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of domestic insurer in false arrest suit in federal district court. GEICO v. Matute-Castellanos, 1:16-CV-03756-TWT.

Represented medical device designer and manufacturer in multidistrict litigation in federal court and obtained favorable rulings following oral argument on partial motion to dismiss.

Assisted in defense of domestic insurer in high-profile pipeline catastrophic loss litigation.

Obtained guilty verdicts in felony criminal trials as second-chair, on charges including manslaughter and aggravated assault, among others.

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