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Katherine Carlo first met me when I was a jumbled up ball of nerves. Family court, a divorce, and a nasty ex and kids involved is not something anyone goes through with grace. She met me where I was and showed amazing empathy and compassion while silently forging a plan for success in her head. She listened to me, got every detail in one swoop, and then when I was emotionally ready; asked me what I wanted to get out of the divorce. She is professional, quite the bull dog-but quite the lady when necessary, and smart! She was referred to me by someone I highly trusted- and my life has never been the same ever since.
Katie is someone who is genuine, accountable, reliable, and there when you need her the most. At a time in your life when everything is upside down she has the amazing ability and legal knowledge to start building a new beginning for you- fighting for equality and fair resolution. My life is truly different because I chose to work with Katie. She is amazing.
I highly recommend Katherine Carlo. She is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, organized and honest with incredible instincts. I trust her completely, and she has never let me down. If I could step back and do anything differently, it would have started with consulting with her much earlier. In divorce, ignorance can be damaging and the reality is that logic and what makes sense in business doesn't necessarily correlate to family law. My recommendation is to not only work with her but to do so early in the process. Katie is very fair in her billing. In fact, there was more than one occasion where her recommendation meant a financial loss for her. She could have guided me in a direction that would have meant more fees, but she did just the opposite. I always felt like she had my best interest at heart. Katie has become a solid resource and a source of sound judgement throughout what has arguably been one of the most difficult situations I will ever face.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Katherine.
I could not be more pleased with my experience with Katherine. I went through a very painful divorce over the past two years and she did an excellent job navigating me through the process.
While all divorces are unique in some way, most folks are primarily concerned with the separation of finances and child custody. From my first appointment, Katherine efficiently and effectively learned my situation (including unique characteristics) and crafted a plan of action.
It is easy to see that Katherine is an experienced attorney and very familiar with the Alexandria City and Fairfax County Court systems. She is very aware of all the emotional pitfalls/arguments that her clients and their soon-to-be ex-spouses can fall into during the divorce process. She does a great job defusing potentially painful and expensive situations through her sage legal advice and interactions with opposing attorneys. As most people know, the divorce process can be very expensive. While the number of issues that cannot be resolved between the divorcing couples will obviously increase the cost of a divorce, Katherine made every effort to efficiently use the hours of work billed. She was able to keep the cost of the entire process several thousand dollars lower than what I was expecting.
As for child custody, Katherine worked very effectively with the opposing attorney to ensure my most important desires/demands were codified in the separation/child custody agreement. Although raising a child in a split household is never the best situation, I could not be more pleased with how the final agreement turned out. Katherine was a major factor in this positive child custody outcome.
Again, I highly endorse Katherine.
I hired Carlo to defend my (father) rights to my child. Not only was she continually antagistic towards me, she (after billing $5000 over about 2 months) told me she "didn't believe in my case" and that I should find another lawyer. It seemed to me (after I found scrambled to find a good lawyer) that she probably felt this way from the beginning but just kept billing me until it was getting close to court time, and she simply didn't want to defend me. This is not the type of person you want defending you - notably if you are a male! You have been warned!