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Katherine Ridenour

Divorce and separation Attorney at Fort Wayne, IN

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Kathy Ridenour

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2011
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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I am originally from Crown Point, Indiana, and relocated to Fort Wayne shortly after my husband, Greg, and I graduated from law school.  Upon my arrival in Fort Wayne, I served as judicial law clerk for Judge Nancy E. Boyer and Judge Daniel G. Heath in the Civil Superior Division of Allen Superior Court. Prior to entering law school, I devoted my time to operating and managing several of my family’s businesses, including a health club, coffeehouse and premier soccer club.  I have the great pleasure of incorporating my business sense into domestic relations cases. However, I'm sensitive to the emotional needs of my clients when dealing with issues involving the most important aspects of life, such as their families. Contact me today to schedule an initial consultation.


Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom, LLP
200 E Main Street
Suite 1000
Fort Wayne, IN, 46802

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Posted by Heather | May 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Attorney
Kathy has been my divorce attorney for 5 years and has been able to handle and address all issues effectively and tactfully. She has the best interest of her client and the children in mind, which is always appreciated. She is direct but explains things to be understood and makes sure you feel prepared for what is about to happen. I highly recommend her and she will get you results.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Though Kathy was not able to represent me in my case, she provided a free consult that set me in the correct direction to attempt to resolve my matter. She did not present BS. She was sympathetic and explained legally my position and the possibilities of my legal stance. By providing the reality legal wise to me she helped me out tremendously. Based on this consult, I'd define Kathy as a very intelligent attorney that attempts to foresee legal implications that may occur to prevent misdirections and to present a true picture of how to legally address an issue to effectively address your matter.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Responsive, specific and constructive approach.
Instructed to assist in child custody and name related issues- was very responsive and willing to go the extra mile to assist my case, in which I live in another country!
Posted by Dawn | February 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Katherine Ridenour is an excellent attorney. In dealing with visitation issues, the rights of the custodial parent can often be placed in the background. Katherine's honest, straight forward approach, helped to clarify my situation, and allowed me to understand my rights better. I would highly recommend her services.
Posted by Elizabeth | February 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer!
Kathy listens very well and works diligently to make sure I understand exactly what is going on with my case. She is very personable and she and her staff are easy to work with.
Posted by Sarah | May 1, 2015
very pleased
Kathy was recommended to me by a friend and I am so happy with my experience. Going through a divorce is hard and she maintained an honest, straight forward attitude that helped it go as smooth as possible. I would, and have, recommend her anyone muddling through the mess of divorce.
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Shambaugh, Kast, Beck & Williams, LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Shilts Law Office
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Allen County Superior Court
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Kutanovski Law Offices
  • 2011 - 2012
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Purdue University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Allen County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Allen County Bar Association, Membership Committee
  • Chair
  • 2014 - 2014
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Book Award - Immigration Law
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • American Inns of Court
  • Protective Orders in the Workplace
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (9)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I know Kathy to be a well educated and zealous advocate. She ensures that all aspects of her client's cases are handled diligently. From a fellow attorney's point of view she is also someone who is approachable and open to resolving matters without the creation of exorbitant attorney's fees."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"My experience with Kathy Ridenour is on several levels, including complex business litigation in a family law matter. She is a very strong advocate for her clients yet at the same time remains one who operates in a highly ethical, sensible and pragmatic design of lawyering. Kathy’s style of lawyering, which puts clients’ interests first, is the reflection of a lawyer holding the highest principles. She is a lawyer which a client can rest in confidence. Not only is Kathy an ethical and strong lawyer – she is a very smart lawyer. If more lawyers would follow Katherine Ridenour’s approach to lawyering and advocacy, all facets of the system would benefit."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and hold her in high regard. I've known her for several years and have personal knowledge of her work ethic, legal experience, and her ability to deal with the emotional aspects of her clients' legal issues as well as the complex intricacies of the legal issues at hand. She is aggressive and compassionate when necessary and gives the legal profession honor and integrity. She is respected by our legal community and is a formidable adversary."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have nothing but positive things to say about Kathy, both as a person and practitioner. She is as respectful as she is conscientious about her profession, and is universally admired by both judges and attorneys. I am proud to call her a colleague and friend. She has my most enthusiastic endorsement."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kathy is a very bright, articulate and excellent attorney. It is a privilege to be able to work with her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kathy is easy to work with on cases and is was obvious that she had her client's best interests in mind throughout the entire case."
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Kathy is very personable and was excellent in law school. She came recommended to me by two high quality legal sources, one being a judge. She has been with Shilts Law Office for over 6 months and I am very please with her progress. She is accomplishing more and more each day and has a growing sense of confidence on an expanding number of family law topics. I have asked her to do a number of tasks on a number of my client files, including actuallyworking with the clients. I have only received positive feedback. I perceive Kathy is doing excellent work. I wholeheartedly recommend Kathy to any lawyer or individual in need of family law assistance."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse Kathy and highly recommend her as a family law attorney. Kathy joined Perry Shilts and myself at the Shilts Law Office in May of 2013. Kathy brings to the table a wealth of family law information and an overall extremely high legal and business aptitude. Kathy provides her clients excellent service, strives to put their best interests forward, and works very hard to assist them in meeting their goals. Kathy will ensure that her clients receive the legal service they deserve."
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Fort Wayne Divorce and separation Lawyer Katherine Ridenour
Katherine Ridenour
Divorce and separation Attorney
Fort Wayne, IN
Licensed for 12 years