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Practicing since 2001, Kathryn is the founder of Seaside Family Law Center and is admitted to the California Bar and the United States District Court for the Southern and Central Districts of California. She is also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the North County Bar Association.
During law school, she was a judicial extern to Federal District Judge Thomas J. Whelan, served on the "San Diego Law Review," was a contributing editor to the "Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues," and a member of USD's National Moot Court Tax Team. Kathryn went on to clerk for the Honorable Louisa S. Porter in the United States District Court in San Diego, California.
After completing her clerkship, Kathryn practiced complex commercial litigation for several years before joining The Walt Disney Company as Counsel, Legal Affairs, and served on the Board of Directors for International Microcomputer Software, Inc.
Kathryn earned her Bachelor of Science degree, in Neuroscience, from the University of California at Los Angeles and her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
On a personal note, Kathryn is divorced. She understands that going through divorce can either be collaborative or difficult and is a deeply emotional experience. Her own experience is the basis of Seaside's focus on the future, on growth, and on new beginings.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Merit Scholarship||University of San Diego School of Law||1998|
|Attorney/Founder||Seaside Family Law Center||2011 - Present|
|Director of Operations and Legal||American Legal Net||2009 - 2011|
|Counsel, ABC -- Legal Affairs||The Walt Disney Company||2007 - 2009|
|Board Member||International Microcomputer Software, Inc.||2005 - 2007|
|General Counsel||Broadcaster, Inc.||2005 - 2007|
|Associate||The Watkins Firm, APC||2002 - 2005|
|Federal Law Clerk||United States District Court For The Southern District Of California||2001 - 2002|
|Summer Associate||Snell & Wilmer, L.P.||2000 - 2000|
|Judicial Extern||United States District Court For The Southern District Of California||1999 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Lawyers Club of San Diego||Member||2013 - Present|
|North County Bar Association||Member -- Family Law Section||2012 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Inn of Court||Barrister||2012 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar, Lawyer Referral and Information Service||Member||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Admitted to Practice||2002 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2001 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California||Admitted to Practice||2001 - Present|
|San Diego Law Review||Member||2000 - 2001|
|Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues||Contributing Editor||2000 - 2001|
|Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues||Lanham Act Imperialism: A Case Note||2001|
|Univ of San Diego SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Univ of California at Los Angeles||Neuroscience||BS - Bachelor of Science||1998|
|People's Law School||Family Law 101||2013|