Kathleen will tell you this straight out- she had no interest in family law whatsoever when she graduated law school.
It simply wasn’t on the radar.
She started with some real estate law, a lot of contract work – the kind of law that makes lawyers wonder why they went to law school.
Then she came across a family law case, worked with experienced family attorneys and … found her calling. Working with people, families, finding resolutions in the most trying of times, knowing that what she was doing really made a difference, made her devoted to family law. It didn’t hurt, by the way, that she was very good at it.
Now Kathleen brings fierce litigation skills and an ability to compassionately counsel clients through the hardest times in their lives to her career every day. Both her and her clients are better for it.
A native of Asheville, she received an undergraduate degree in political science from Appalachian State University in Boone. She obtained her law degree from Campbell University in Buies Creek, where she was active in Women in Law, won a book award, and served as Vice Dean of Delta Theta Phi legal society.
Kathleen is a walker and a talker. She walks everywhere, has tramped through Iceland, has plans to hike all the Greenway Trails in the county in 2017. If you join her anyway along the way she will regale you with tales of other walks in other places.
When not working or walking, Kathleen is involved in the community. She is an active member of the Wake County Bar Association (WCBA), currently as a member of the WCBA social committee, but previously serving as a board member and president of Young Lawyers’ Division. On the few occasions she is stationary, she’s often entertaining friends and family, whether it be packing her house for brunch, having a few people over to experiment with craft cocktails, or grilling by the pool (she’s known for her shrimp kabobs). Or, maybe, you might find her playing a board game, trying a do-it-yourself project, or reading a crime novel. She also loves to get away from Raleigh, especially in search of a good concert.