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Kathleen Marianna Putiri

Family Attorney at Raleigh, NC

2.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Kathleen

Learn Kathleen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody

  2. Child support

  3. Divorce and separation

  4. Family
    Divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, alimony, equitable distribution, termination of parental rights, DSS cases, domestic violence, and divorce from bed and board.

It doesn’t take more than a phone call to learn that this Asheville native is a tenacious, straight-talking lawyer who won’t back down from your fight.

Kathleen has an uncanny ability to meld unembellished honesty with compassion. You will always know what to expect on the road ahead–and no matter the challenge–you’ll feel confident knowing Kathleen is on your team.

After graduating from Campbell University Law School, Kathleen worked alongside some of the most respected family law attorneys in the Triangle. Absorbing her colleagues’ tenured wisdom and meshing it with her own style, Kathleen has helped clients find hope–even when they had given up on themselves–and led them through their divorce to a stronger future.

Bringing her knowledge from hundreds of successful cases and a desire to improve the family law field, Kathleen Putiri formed KP Law Center. Now, leading her own firm, Kathleen represents clients just like you with unhindered spirit.


KP Law Center
4242 Six Forks Road
Suite 1550
Raleigh, NC, 27609

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2.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
Posted by Lena | February 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing , Caring , and Honest Lawyer!!!
Kathleen, helps solved my divorce problem. I was separated from my then husband for 5 years before I filed for a divorce. Kathleen was very understanding and honest with everything. She is very detail oriented. She is amazing as a person and very professional in her profession. She truly care about her client and listen to their want and need. I highly recommend KP Law Center for all your family related legal matter.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A One Woman Show
I was referred to Ms. Putiri from a referral of a referral. I was immediately thrusted into the middle of a DMVPO Case/Custody/Separation and impending Divorce all in a matter of weeks. My head was spinning as I was coming to the realization that I was truly a victim of domestic violence as I had not wanted to see or identify myself in that way. I work in law enforcement, am a licensed therapist, and am a huge advocate for sexual violence. At the insistence of my therapist I went to Interact to begin the process of filing an Emergency Protection Order for myself and my then 1 year old daughter. Ms. Putiri, may be a family law attorney but who is not at all well versed domestic violence and is not trauma informed in her approach with victims of domestic abuse. There were many times I felt victimized in the way she questioned me or invalidated the way I behaved (i.e. I didn’t act the way a victim “should” act.) To further complicate things my case was/is extremely high conflict. She went on a planned vacation, I was a little concerned but had assumed her support staff would be doing the work while she was gone. I was stunned to find out there was none! Subpoenas hadn’t been delivered or followed up on, witness hadn’t been prepped, we had not meet to go over my testimony, and I had no idea what the plan was and she was only returning 2 days before court and I work full time. She ended up dropping me because she claimed I broke privilege by discussing my case with my mother. She literally DROPPED ME AS A CLIENT 2 Week before a MASSIVELY IMPORTANT HEARING!!! I had to get a new attorney and attempt to get her up to speed on a super complex, detailed, high conflict case, two weeks before going to court when she left me thinking we were going to at least get through that hearing. It’s as if she purposely ran my retainer out on frivolous B.S., just so she could say that it was a good ending point. It’s as if she forgot she had just told me a few days prior she had taken on several meetings with potential new clients. I feel she saw an opportunity for new clients and I believe was just overwhelmed as a solo attorney with my high conflict case, and she took an opportunity to cut and run. She left me high and dry and my case involves the welfare of a now 2 year-old girl that is in the hands of seriously dangerous person. I don’t proclaim to be perfect. I know I was needy at times, I only have one birth child. I actually begged this woman on two occasions to help me protect my child that I was indebted to her and that she basically held my life and my child’s life in her hands. That I was trusting her to give me the guidance on what to do because I am not the attorney. I even asked her at one point if she did not feel capable of handling my case or giving me what I needed to please be honest with me while I had enough time to still seek additional counsel because my child’s life was literally on the line. This wasn’t a case about money. She mislead me and assured me she had my back that she could handle things, and in the end in left my child and I abandoned 2 weeks before my permeant protection order hearing (which was disastrous.) Now, I am not saying she is a bad person or even necessarily a bad attorney. I am saying if you have a high conflict divorce especially that involves children, I cannot in good conscious recommend her. If you are a victim of domestic violence especially emotional or psychosocial I would stay clear because the likelihood that you will experience being revictimized is highly probable. I didn't give her poor because I have been told by several attorney's that the original terms she was able to get my estrange husband to agree to during the initial temporary custody order were nothing short of amazing. Which tells me she is more than capable but in my case I think she was just out of her depth.
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Posted by Mike | July 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can't judge a book by its cover
At first, Kathleen seemed very cool, down to earth, and with a bit of nasty in her (which is what I liked), She seemed to take a real interest in my case, but in hindsight, it was only a sales tactic. Granted, she might be better for some than me, I am a guy, fighting for custody for his kids. At first, she agreed to be flexible with me about payments and starting off my retainer prices. That later changed as we got rolling. I felt nickeled and dimed, and a good amount if cash got eaten with my improvement to my case. And, as far as my case went, I never felt like she engaged me in wanting to know what was going on. I liken it to a doctor and bedside manner. I think everyone wants to a doctor to be straight up, but also ask questions, find out whats going on to better assist you, offer up suggestions about care and health. I want the doctor to engage me, because he/she is the doctor, not me. Same difference, I want a lawyer to propose actions that I can take, not make me feel like I'm intruding whenever I ask something. Bottom line, you can find a better, more caring lawyer. Keep looking. Oh, and, after I left a similar review on her facebook page, she took it down, both the review and the review section. So, there's that.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • KP Law Center
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bradley Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Younce & Vtipil, P.A.
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Hinson Putiri, L.L.P.
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Document Review
  • Huron Consulting Group
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Summer Associate
  • Calder & McWilliam
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Paralegal
  • Matney & Associates
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Paralegal
  • Fitzhugh, Parker & Alvaro
  • 2002 - 2004
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  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Appalachian State University
  • B.S. Political Science, Preprofessional Legal Studies
  • 2002


  • Wake Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association, Social Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tenth District Judicial Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • North Carolina Advocate for Justice
  • Equitable Distribution Affidavits
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Kathleen on cases for a number of years and she has always been top-notch. She is aggressive and thorough and knowledgeable and well-prepared. Most importantly, she cares about her clients. I would recommend her highly to anyone."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Kathleen Putiri. She's a dedicated, hard-working attorney who fights for her clients."
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Raleigh Family Lawyer Kathleen Marianna Putiri
Kathleen Marianna Putiri
Family Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 15 years