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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.


Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    2 years
  2. Child Custody: 23%
    2 years
  3. Child Support: 22%
    2 years
  4. Adoption: 5%
    2 years



Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Joshua Tobias Hershon

    I endorse this lawyer. She is knowledgable and quick on her feet.


    Joshua Hershon Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey Bledsoe Lacy

    Kathryn is an experienced and knowledgeable litigator. She is exceptional at handling challenging and unique cases. I often consult her regarding my own cases.


    Jeffrey Lacy Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


9845 Erma Rd Ste 300
San Diego, CA, 92131-1084


1155 Sportfisher Drive, #120
Oceanside, CA, 92054




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Merit ScholarshipUniversity of San Diego School of Law1998
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/FounderSeaside Family Law Center2011 - Present
Director of Operations and LegalAmerican Legal Net2009 - 2011
Counsel, ABC -- Legal AffairsThe Walt Disney Company2007 - 2009
Board MemberInternational Microcomputer Software, Inc.2005 - 2007
General CounselBroadcaster, Inc.2005 - 2007
AssociateThe Watkins Firm, APC2002 - 2005
Federal Law ClerkUnited States District Court For The Southern District Of California2001 - 2002
Summer AssociateSnell & Wilmer, L.P.2000 - 2000
Judicial ExternUnited States District Court For The Southern District Of California1999 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lawyers Club of San DiegoMember2013 - Present
North County Bar AssociationMember -- Family Law Section2012 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2012 - Present
American Inn of CourtBarrister2012 - Present
San Diego County Bar, Lawyer Referral and Information ServiceMember2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2001 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2001 - Present
San Diego Law ReviewMember2000 - 2001
Journal of Contemporary Legal IssuesContributing Editor2000 - 2001
Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of Contemporary Legal IssuesLanham Act Imperialism: A Case Note2001
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of San Diego SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Univ of California at Los AngelesNeuroscienceBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
People's Law SchoolFamily Law 1012013