4.5 stars 12 totalReview Kathryn Fields
Katherine is very knowledgeable and was able to get to the root of my case in short time. I felt like I could trust her and we were able to talk freely. She generously shared ideas that were on point and offered options I hadn't thought of. Caring, kind and professional is how I would describe Katherine Fields.
I hired Kathryn in 2012 for post decree matters. Kathryn is a very experienced attorney, very well versed in WA family law, and seems to be an advocate for her clients. However, after about a year and a half, my experience is that she mishandled my case simply by not handling it at all. She and her paralegal repeatedly promised to me in writing and via phone that things were "being worked on" and that my case was at the top of her priority list. This recurred for months throughout late 2014 and 2015. I gave her the benefit of the doubt for way too long, likely because prior to this behavior she'd been really wonderful. In my time as a client, I could see that Kathryn is highly disorganized and has not embraced technology which causes gross inefficiencies in her office and practice. She does not use a proper client billing system either and it's not exactly a confidence builder for a client, in my opinion. I believe she takes on way more than she can realistically handle, and in addition, she seems to be understaffed. It became a recipe for disaster. Unless you have an expensive and active trial going, she's possibly not going to make you a priority, although she or her paralegal will tell you differently. I moved on when it became apparent her lack of work was a major source of stress for my family. Our new attorney then accomplished more in a few weeks than Kathryn attempted in almost an entire year. That was my family's experience with Kathryn V Fields.
Posted by M.W
I was really fortunate to have hired Kathryn Fields as my attorney. She was very knowledgeable and amazing at her job. I felt really confident about her representing me in court, and she always put me first and made feel very conformable, talking to her about anything. It's not about money with Kathryn, she really cares about her clients and their families, and in making sure that her client needs are met 100%. I would highly recommend Kathryn to anyone of my family or friends.
Posted by Bobbie
Kathryn came recommended to me by a friend of my mom's, and I cannot emphasize enough how awesome she is. She takes the time to explain situations, to indicate with her years of experience where something is likely to lead but *also* where it could lead and how to prepare for it. She will tell you how to minimize extraneous costs, what are *Big* things and what are not-so-big things. She truly truly cares about her clients and you absolutely feel like you've got a pro on your side. She is incredibly thorough and is sheer competence in the courtroom.
Your family is the most important thing in your life; I know it is in mine. Kathryn does a wonderful job at helping me protect mine.
Posted by HAROLD
Kathryn is extremely professional, knowledgeable and achieves the best results possible. She provides superb legal advice, outstanding legal documents based on the law and knows how to deal with attorneys who tend to bully others. Kathryn is extremely effective in achieving the best outcomes for her clients. She listens, understands, has the highest integrity and a heart of gold. Kathryn is the best attorney I have ever worked with and has become a family friend. I have never been disappointed with her work or effort and have found her to be extremely dedicated to being the best for her client. Kathryn has been my attorney for over 3 years and I never want to hire anyone else. She adopts new methods to communicate and ensures her clients are always kept abreast of their case. I was deployed in Iraq and was able to transfer legal documents to Kathryn via pdf. We still utilize pdf documents to get documents exchanged quickly. Thank you Kathryn for all you do and for keeping my family together. I highly recommend Kathryn if you want the best results.
Posted by Jennifer
I wish to highly recommend Kathryn Fields as a conscientious, knowledgeable, tenacious, and articulate lawyer (both on paper and in Court). Additionally, she is most reassuring as the entire process of your case "unfolds", which is a great comfort...
Posted by a Divorce client
Kathryn is very knowledgeable about family law, and not just about the statutes, but also about the way it commonly gets handled in courts or arbitrations. She is also very confident in her way of handling the matter and she always comes up with the recommended way of approaching a particular problem, rather than leaving it to a client. While her way of handling a particular issue may sometimes look unnecessary complex or lengthy to a lay person, at the end of the day it becomes clear that it maximizes the chance of winning. And she is very good at explaining the reasons too.
Posted by Ed
An experienced attorney, Kathryn was always thorough and honest. With a consultative approach, Feedback was direct and based on experience, not emotional need. Every deadline was met and every brief that Kathryn wrote was superb. Kathryn is straight forward, fair minded, and supportive. Her knowledge of the family law system is exceptional. Results oriented, Kathryn is a trusted and focused guide through the nightmare of family litigation. After a two year struggle, we emerged victorious and our future is brilliant. My family and I strongly advocate Kathryn’s services.
Posted by Kathy
I would HIGHLY recommend this lawyer. I used her initially 10 years ago when she represented me in my divorce. She is very thorough and is awesome at looking at all the possible options that may play out. She does a great job of filing for the right things in a timely manner. I have used her several times for post-divorce issues and will continue to use her. She keeps me updated at all times and clearly explains in laymen's terms what is going on.
Posted by a Arbitration client
Working with Kathryn Fields was to my benefit. I was referred to her by a very trust worthy friend and the comments from my friend preceeding my meeting with Kathryn, turned out to be absolutely true. She's highly intelligent, honest, sincere and very detail oriented... something I am not. Quite often I wanted to veer off-track emotionally, but was always kept on point in a thoughtful and sensitive manner. All my questions were answered truthfully, even though they were not always what I was hoping for. At least I had the truth before me and I could make the decision based upon the facts, not just what I was foolishly hoping for.
I would highly recommend Kathryn to friends as I already have. Good woman, great attorney!