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Katherine Ann Frye

Mediation Attorney at Raleigh, NC

4.4   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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About Katherine

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 The practice of law requires a level head and stamina. To provide the best services and advice to my clients,  I do spend time away from the office. I enjoy exercising and outdoor activites. As well, I spend a good deal of time with my family and my two dogs.


Frye Law Offices, PA
9209 Baileywick Road
Suite 203
Raleigh, NC, 27615

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Posted by Nathan | September 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I trusted Frye Law - and you should too!
Hello! I hired Ms. Frye, Esquire to review and assist through a complex divorce, and was thoroughly impressed by her knowledge, her willingness to engage and be my advocate, guiding me through multiple particular law procedures that may have inadvertently harmed my case, had I not known about them. I thoroughly recommend her to anyone looking for a powerful advocate through the many hoops, twists, and turns that Divorce proceedings can generate. I bombarded her with questions and 'what-if' scenarios and she was more than willing to take the extra time needed, so I could be fully armed to defend myself and ensure my estate was not damaged in any way. Through her guidance, I successfully dodged pitfalls and weaknesses, and I was able to complete my goals with the divorce swiftly and cleanly. Her staff was a joy to work with and communicate throughout the experience, before, during, and after the case resolution. Prompt, efficient, and an absolute pleasure to talk to. She communicates efficiently and powerfully. I realize it's hard to trust reviews online, but trust this; you will not go wrong choosing her to be on your side! She will be my attorney for life.
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Posted by Rosalind L. Heiko, Ph.D. | February 7, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of the best attorneys and PC's around...
Ms. Frye holds the best interests of her client and their family in mind when practicing. She is dedicated, highly competent, and practices with integrity and the heart for this work. Ms. Frye can navigate extremely delicate and challenging high conflict divorce situations with thoughtful, respectful communication and excellent problem-solving as a Parent Coordinator (PC). After over 35 years of practice as a psychologist, and after working with her directly, I recommend her services without reservation.
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Posted by Blanca B. | September 24, 2013
The Attorney to Hire.
In a moment as conflicting and stressful as a divorce, Attorney Frye explained my options and made me feel the comfort that I needed when my world fell apart. She is extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and flexible. Attorney Frye is supported by a great team and not once, have I ever doubted that she has my best interest. I truly recommend Attorney Frye and assure you that if you're fortunate enough to have her represent you, you'll be in great hands.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2013
My Attorney, Katherine Frye
I had been separated a long time, 14 years; and she was able to work with me in getting all my information together. All my phone calls and e-mails were answered very quickly. She was able to get me this divorce without having to go to court.
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2013
Took good care of me during a drawn-out process
Katherine managed every aspect of my divorce case professionally and thoroughly. She kept me informed, made sure to follow my wishes and advised me when necessary. My ex really dragged it out and I was glad to have Katherine steer me through the whole thing.
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2013
Excellent Attorney and Practice
Katherine and her practice did a fantastic job in my child custody case. We have been in litigation (on and off) for the past three years. Katherine represented me through several motions, and she always seemed to remember the details of our case (past and present) when corresponding. It was very reassuring to know that she really understood and knew my case and history. I felt she always used her time efficiently, and I also always felt that she was fighting for me. It has been a very stressful three years, and I am happy with our outcome. I would highly recommend Frye Law Offices to anyone involved in family law cases.
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Posted by Ryan | July 23, 2013
Incredible law firm with amazing and knowledgeable staff. Extremely thorough and dedicated to the cause at hand.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2009
Excellent attorney
Katherine and her office did an excellent job in my alimony case. I had previous attorneys who encouraged me to settle and compromise my financial future. Katherine fully investigated the case prior to making any conclusions, and she fought for me to the end.
Posted by James | September 2, 2009
Aggresive to reach my goals
I was concerned because the other side hired a bull dog of an attorney, and I didn't want to waste money like she did. Katherine and her staff did an excellent job using the funds wisely. In addition, she didn't back down at all on important issues. For those items that didn't dignify a response, she didn't waste my money to respond. Happy with the results and happy with her office.
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Posted by Bob | August 20, 2009
Former client's review
Katherine represented me for about 10 months, and her and her office did a great job of keeping me informed and prepared for each step. She was aggressive when necessary, but she kept her eye on getting the best resolution for me.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2009
This was a rough time in my life, and Katherine made me feel comfortable through the entire process. When everything was done, I felt like the split was fair and now I can move on with my life.
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible PC
This is our second go round with Katherine Frye as our PC. The first time Katherine was scolded by the courts for overstepping her role as a Parent Coordinator when she changed the custody schedule, wrongly taking away half of my custody. While Katherine seems very knowledgeable in her field she doesn't seem to use that knowledge very well to help dissolve conflict in high conflict situations. Katherine Frye has consistently ignored emails related to alienation of affection, domestic violence, protection orders, withholding and many other issues, and has continuous used her "power of authority" as she likes to call it, to make many bias, one sided decisions. If you are in a high conflict case, or your co-parent suffers from narcissism, do not proceed with Katherine as your PC because her directives and help can be bought, and manipulated, inevitably becoming one sided. I would have to agree with a previous review that maybe Katherine is too busy with her practice or doesn't care enough to find out the actual issue at hand, because there is no way a law professional is supposed to be this disconnected and nonchalant about major issues.
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not recommended for a parent coordinator
While Ms Frye may or may not be a good attorney, I would recommend someone else with a therapy background to be your family's parent coordinator. Specifically, Dr. Carolyn Pender-Roche of Next Step Psychology is exceptional. She is a therapist and understands what is in the best interest of the children. Carolyn takes into consideration the psychology of each family member as well as seeks to understand the whole situation even if it takes time. I believe from my experience with Katherine Frye that Katherine is just too busy trying to manage her legal practice to take the time to fully understand the issues at hand. If you want someone who will listen well before hurrying to give a directive, go with Dr Pender Roche or even another therapist. Ultimately having someone who can truly be an advocate for the best interest of your children is what is most important even if they dont always do what you want. If you have an ex that lies well, you dont want Katherine Frye as your PC as she is too busy to notice.
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Response from Katherine Frye August 23, 2022
As a Parenting Coordinator, I am not operating as an attorney. Also, in most PC cases I am appointed by the Court or voluntarily selected by the parties' attorneys. I tell each PC client that my job is not to make them happy, and in fact, if I am doing my job of reducing conflict, I will likely make each parent unhappy at some point in my work.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Frye Law Offices
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Fritscher & Frye
  • 2001 - 2003


  • Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • N/A
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Litigation case for Alimony
  • Positive_My client received alimony with no ending term and an award of attorney fees


  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Silent Partners Program
  • State Chair
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Senior Moments: An Examination of the Ethical and Practical Considerations of Our Aging Bar
  • 2019
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Senior Moments: An Examination of the Ethical and Practical Considerations of Our Aging Bar
  • 2019
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Senior Moments: An Examination of the Ethical and Practical Considerations of Our Aging Bar
  • 2019
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Senior Moments: An Examination of the Ethical and Practical Considerations of Our Aging Bar
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • NC Annual Family Law Meeting
  • Evidentiary Issues
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (13)
Endorse Katherine
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Katherine. She is hard-working and knowledgeable in all aspects of family law. Katherine is very smart, yet practical and down to earth at the same time. I am glad to have someone like Katherine to whom I can refer clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katherine is a fabulous attorney and a tireless advocate for her clients. Katherine is also a person of highest integrity and is a well respected member of the Bar. I have made referrals to Katherine in the past and will certainly do so in the future."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Other
"Katherine is a strong attorney who knows the law well and can advocate strongly for her clients. She is also involved in many areas of community service, including being a member of the State Bar Council. As such, I have seen first hand her legal knowledge, organization, attention to detail and ability to hone in on the important issues at hand. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Ms. Frye had years of experience and can handle any domestic related matter. She also has a wonderful demeanor to compliment her expertise, which is especially important for Family Law clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Ms. Frye's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. She has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Child custody Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Katherine is very knowledgeable about family law matters and goes the extra mile for her clients."
Mediation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Katherine is an exceptional attorney, mediator and member of the community. I especially appreciate her steady hand, patience and commitment to resolution."
Family Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Katherine Frye is a wonderful lawyer, advocate for clients, and leader in the legal community. Katherine has an excellent knowledge of the law. She is both professional and ethical. Her legal abilities both in and out of the courtroom are second to none. Katherine is also a North Carolina Certified Specialist in Family Law."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katherine is a great lawyer and a genuinely nice person to know. As a board certified specialist in family law, her exceptional knowledge and skill have been greatly appreciated by the many clients and friends I have referred to her. I highly recommend Katie if you or your clients are looking for one of the best Family Law lawyers in the Triangle."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katherine is an exceptional family law attorney. As a peer in the family law bar, I have had the opportunity to observe Katherine's work over the years and I have a deep respect for her knowledge and abilities. I have yet to be able to utilize Katherine as a mediator, but I hear from colleagues that she is a fantastic mediator as well."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Katherine. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Katherine since law school and have watched her grow to be one of the best in her field. She is board certified and a true specialist in family law. In fact, I refer all of my friends with family law needs to Katie."
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Katie has become, in a short period of time, one of the preeminent domestic relations attorneys in the greater Raleigh area. She has gone the extra mile with all individuals that I have referred to her. It has been a pleasure watching her career develop, in the years since she was a law clerk in my law firm."
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Raleigh Mediation Lawyer Katherine Ann Frye
Katherine Ann Frye
Mediation Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 22 years