Skip to main content

Katherine C. McCollam

Divorce and separation Attorney at Manassas, VA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Katherine

Learn Katherine’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    35%
    All aspects of divorce and separation, including preparation of premarital agreements, separation agreements, filing for divorce on grounds, equitable distribution, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support

  2. Family
    35%
    All aspects of family law including establishing custody, visitation, child support, amending/modifying custody, visitation, child support; Third party petitions for custody and visitation

  3. Juvenile law
    20%
    Including juvenile delinquency (criminal) defense, child abuse and neglect (CPS) issues, Child in Need of Services/Supervision (CHINS), Relief of Custody, Termination of Parental Rights

  4. Domestic violence
    10%
    Petitions for protective orders for family abuse; Defense against petitions for protective orders for family abuse; Appeals of protective orders to Circuit Court

I was born and raised in Northern Virginia, having graduated from Chantilly High School.  I received my Bachelor of Science from James Madison University. At JMU, I played for the women’s soccer team as a collegiate scholarship athlete. Upon graduation, I moved to San Diego, California, to continue my work with children with severe emotional disabilities. My experience with these young children – many of whom suffered abuse and neglect – guided my decision to attend law school.

I received a Juris Doctorate from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 2010. In law school, I focused my studies in trial advocacy, family law, criminal law and juvenile law. During my first year in law school, I co-founded the Street Law Program at the Columbus School of Law, designed to introduce local high school students to basic concepts and areas of the law. Each year, the Street Law Program took the high school students to the Supreme Court of The United States of America for the students to tour the courthouse and to observe live oral arguments surrounding a topic that we had been studying. In the second year of the program, we expanded our services to include one-on-one academic and career mentoring between the law school students and the high school students. In my final year of law school, the Street Law program earned the Dean’s Award. The Street Law program has continued to thrive at the Columbus School of Law.

To gain real world experience outside of the law school classroom, I interned at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, assisting the Juvenile Department in criminal matters and research. I completed a summer clerkship with The Honorable Kimberly J. Daniel in the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, observing and learning the intricate workings of the juvenile court both in the courtroom and outside of the courtroom.

In 2010, upon graduation from law school, I was selected for a one-year judicial clerkship with The Honorable Lon E. Farris in the Prince William County Circuit Court. As a judicial law clerk, I was tasked with researching and analyzing a wide variety of legal matters, to include family law, criminal law and general civil litigation. The clerkship provided me with invaluable experience that has helped shape my view of the practice of law and advocacy. In 2011, I joined Maureen A. Kersey, PLLC, where I gained instrumental experience, honing my trial advocacy skills. Four years later, I opened my solo practice focusing on the areas of family law, juvenile law and criminal law.

In 2016, I partnered with Jessica Foster, Esq. and we founded our law firm, Foster McCollam, PLLC.  For the past two years, our law firm has been focused on family, juvenile and criminal law.  

I am a member of the Virginia State Bar, in good standing. I am qualified in the Prince William County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court to accept court appointments for adults in criminal, child support, and child protective services matters and to accept court appointments for juveniles in delinquency matters.

I am a member of the Prince William County Bar Association and I am committed to remaining active in the Bar Association. Currently, I serve as the Juvenile Court-Appointed Coordinator and I am a member of the Judicial Selection Committee. I am also a director of the Prince William County Bar Foundation, which supports programs such as Beat the Odds.  I was previously selected by the judges of the Prince William County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court to serve on the Juvenile Court Model Discovery Committee and I worked with my colleagues to produce the Court’s now active model discovery for custody, vistiation and child support proceedings.

 

My current practice areas include:

  • Family Law: custody, visitation, petitions for paternity, child support (including DCSE cases), abuse & neglect proceeding involving CPS, CPS investigations, CPS administrative hearings and appeals, termination of parental rights, pre-marital agreements, separation agreements, contested and uncontested divorce for both opposite and same-sex marriages.
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status at the state level for undocumented children facing deportation proceedings.
  • Criminal Law: adult and juvenile offenses, felonies and misdemeanors, police investigations.
  • Traffic offenses: DUI, Reckless Driving, Driving without a License, Driving on a Suspended License, ASAP Violations, Speeding, Accidents, Moving Violations.

I am currently accepting cases in Prince William County/Manassas, Fairfax, Loudon, Fauquier, and other jurisdictions on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

Photos and videos

Location

McCollam Wright, PLLC
9401 Centreville Road
Suite 204
Manassas, VA, 20110

Divorce lawyers nearby

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  1 customer review
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Sharon | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A highly skilled and effective attorney
If you are looking for a highly skilled and effective attorney to handle your legal needs, then I strongly recommend Attorney Katherine McCollam. Last year, Attorney McCollam represented me in a child support case. During my initial consultation, she addressed my concerns and provided realistic expectations. Attorney McCollam was personable, professional and very knowledgeable, and I felt confident that she could successfully represent me. While handling my case, Attorney McCollam’s thoroughness and tenacity proved to be invaluable. She stood her ground when the situation called for it and her persistence ultimately resulted in a successful outcome. Attorney McCollam and her staff made me feel like my case was a priority. They kept me informed on the progress of my case and responded to my emails and phone calls in a timely manner. I strongly recommend Katherine McCollam for your legal needs.
Read less

Cost

We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal/Partner
  • McCollam Wright, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Principal/Owner
  • Katherine C. McCollam, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Maureen A. Kersey, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Lon E. Farris
  • Prince William County Circuit Court
  • 2010 - 2011
View all work experience

Education

  • Catholic University of America
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • James Madison University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Contested Divorce

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Prince William County Bar Foundation
  • Director
  • 2017 - Present
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Prince William chapter)
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • JDR: Juvenile Defense Training
  • Juvenile Defense
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Katherine
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katherine is an excellent attorney who is always devoted to her client's cause."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fantastic trial attorney. Extremely well versed in the law and how to effectively communicate to achieve success."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Katie is smart, thorough, and truly dedicated to her clients. She is an attorney I would trust to handle a divorce or family law issue."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A considerate, compassionate and knowledgeable advocate who is well respected in our community. She is a pleasure to work with, and I can only assume that her client's appreciate her demeanor and work ethic just as much as us attorneys. I'd recommend Attorney McCollam to anyone looking for an attorney on their family/domestic matter."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. McCollam is a well-respected attorney in our community. She is known as a trustworthy, passionate advocate - qualities that make her a worthy colleague and opponent."

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Manassas Divorce and separation Lawyer Katherine C. McCollam
Katherine C. McCollam
Divorce and separation Attorney
Manassas, VA
Licensed for 14 years