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Ms. Haggerty is an associate with the Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C.  She concentrates her practice in the areas of family law,  including divorce, custody, adoption, child support, alimony and spousal support; as well as the distribution of assets before, during and after marriage. 

Ms. Haggerty is a 1993 graduate of Dickinson College where she received her Bachelor's Degree in History and Political Science.  She is also a 2000 graduate of the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University.  Ms. Haggerty is admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania courts, the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Cumberland County Bar Association.

Prior to joining the practice, Ms. Haggerty was appointed as Assistant Counsel with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of General Counsel at the Board of Probation and Parole.  Previous to her appointment, Ms. Haggerty was a partner with the law firm of Abom & Kutulakis, LLP where she focused her practice in the area of family law.  Ms. Haggerty also worked for the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office, first as a law clerk and then following graduation, as an Assistant District Attorney.  Her primary responsibilities were in the Juvenile Division.  In addition, she has tried several jury trials and has argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.  Before enrolling in law school, Ms. Haggerty served as an Adult Probation Officer in Northumberland County from 1994 to 1995.  She worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Montour County from 1995 to 1997.  



J.D. – Dickinson School of Law

B.A. – Dickinson College



All Pennsylvania courts; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


Membership Affiliations:

Cumberland County Bar Association; Pennsylvania Bar Association


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%



Hourly ($200-250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lindsay Gingrich Maclay

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    Lindsay Maclay Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Wayne S. Melnick

    I endorse Ms. Haggerty's work. Kara is a tireless advocate for her clients. She is extremely intelligent, well-prepared, and compassionate. She is recognized by her colleagues as one of the best family law attorneys in this area. I do not hesitate to recommend her to my own clients and friends.


    Wayne Melnick State, local, and municipal law Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

The Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C.

5006 East Trindle Road
Suite 203
Mechanicsburg, PA, 17050


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C.2016 - Present
Assistant Counsel, Board of Probation and ParoleOffice Of General Counsel, Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania2013 - 2016
PartnerAbom & Kutulakis, L.L.P.2010 - 2013
Associate AttorneyAbom & Kutulakis, L.L.P.2002 - 2013
Assistant District AttorneyCumberland County District Attorneys Office2000 - 2002
Juvenile Probation OfficerMontour County Juvenile Probation Office1994 - 1997
Adult Probation OfficerNorthumberland County Probation Office1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Dauphin County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Cumberland County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Cumberland County Bar AssociationChair, Family Law Section2010 - 2011
Cumberland County Bar Association, Family Law SectionVice-Chair2008 - 2009
Professional Referral ExchangeN/A2007 - 2009
Franklin County Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Dickinson CollegeHistory and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dauphin County Lunch & LearnAdoptionN/A
Cumberland County Lunch & LearnAdoptionN/A