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Kathryn L. Dudley

Family Attorney at Saint Charles, MO

3.4   14 reviews

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Licensed for 29 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 09/20/2022

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Kathryn L. Dudley
800 Friedens Rd Ste 203
Saint Charles, MO, 63303-4198

Reviews

3.4 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Family Lawyer
I recently used Mrs. Dudley for my legal matters. She kept me up to date with every change in my case. Whenever an issue popped up, she already had multiple solutions in place for me to choose from so that we could proceed. Mrs. Dudley explained what she was going to do and what could come of my case in a simple, easy to follow conversation. Mrs. Dudley is the perfect lawyer for my situation and I could not imagine using anyone else.
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Posted by Nancy | February 7, 2019
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AMAZING
I worked with Kathryn Dudley on my divorce which is one of the most devastating events you can experience in your lifetime. Kathryn helped me throughout each step and made it easier. She was supportive and helped through the really rough things you need to do. I highly recommend her if you are looking for someone to look out for your side. She does not back down.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2018
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Excellent
I hired Kathryn for assistance with my family law matter. She was responsive to my questions and explained the process to me in terms I could understand. It made a difficult process much easier.
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2018
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Best choice
My family was fortunate to have Kathryn's help through a very sensitive situation. She was very knowledgeable and showed great compassion as we dealt with unexpected guardianship of my nephew. We had no idea where to start or what to do. Kathryn took care of everything. My whole family is very grateful for her expertise as I am.
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Posted by Annette | May 4, 2018
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Professional and Dedicated
Kathryn is one of the best family law attorneys in the St Louis area. She is professional, knowledgeable, dedicated to her job and exceeded all of my expectations. She is very responsive and was always on top of communications regarding my case. I would highly recommend Kathryn to anyone in need of a family law attorney and have done so on many occasions. I have also used Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal law firm for other matters not related to family law and have been very pleased.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2018
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Would never use another lawyer!!!
I could not have been more pleased with my experience with using Mrs. Dudley as my attorney. I honestly have absolutely no regrets. During my whole time with Mrs. Dudley I felt very understood and felt as though she was very empathetic. I never felt rushed, or like she did not care at all. Using Mrs. Dudley was the best thing I could have done while going through my divorce. If you choose her to be your attorney you will not regret it!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2016
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Divorce
I am very please with the service provided to me by Kathryn Dudley during my divorce. She was accessible and prompt in responding to phone calls and emails. Kathryn took the time needed with me to review anything I was concerned about and helped me get through my divorce. Kathy was a good advocate for me in negotiations. I am very please with the out outcome of the divorce and the way my file was handled. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2015
Kathi is a very knowledgeable and efficient attorney
Kathi did a tremendous job helping me with my out of state parenting plan when my job relocated. She is very knowledgeable about everything regarding custody and family law. She is very to-the-point and kept me updated throughout the entire process. Another review claims she isn't quick to respond. Although she might not be able to get back right away when she does get back to you she'll have everything you need ready, if not already in the process. I felt this saved me time cutting out unnecessary phone calls and ultimately saved me money. I greatly appreciate all of Kathi's help and would recommend her to anyone seeking counsel for family law.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2015
dissatisfied
She is the lawyer on my case at present and feel she never keeps me informed on what is happening in my case unless I email or contact her, Very expensive and not worth what we have spent so far. Not caring at all about my case and my daughters future. Feel like she really does not put the effort forth to work for what I want in my divorce. Forgets to forward things on and also forgets to mail me papers that she said I should have received. I think I should have picked a different lawyer but started out with Allison who I really liked but got passed to Kathy.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2015
Knows alot but not good on communication
Kathy knows a lot about the fields she covers but she is lacking in communication and doesn't make her clients feel that they are her number one priority. To be honest not worth the money she charges.
Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2018
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Not a good lawyer for women
I got passed off to Ms. Dudley after an initial consultation in Clayton. I was told she was the best. I felt she was unfriendly and did nothing to help my divorce. My dad felt she needed to be the most attractive woman in the room anytime, anywhere. I was under so much stress I didn’t care about any of that. I cared about my kids and my future. I came out alright with my kids but my future not so much, and if it wasn’t for my dad, God knows what would have happened.
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Posted by Steve | January 25, 2018
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**Drive down Hwy 70 and throw your money out the window before hiring Kathy Dudley
I hired Kathy Dudley in 2015 to handle my divorce case. She acts very sincere and caring upon the initial consultation. Like many others that have written reviews, I thought because of her firms reputation she was the best money could buy. Well, that is the farthest thing from the case. Now, 3 years later, I still have not been granted a divorce. She doesn't return calls in a timely manner but "loves" to email. I even requested that she stops emailing but she said that's her firms policy. Of course emailing takes more time than having a verbal conversation so that's why she prefers to communicate that way. We parted ways several months ago and I filed a complaint with the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel against her. My total bills were $58,000 with her, and I am no closer to a divorce than the day I hired her in 2015. If you want to throw your money away, drive down Highway 70 and throw it out the window so you can at least get some enjoyment out of it. Notice, I am putting my first name on here because I am want everyone to know that I am not afraid to voice my opinion against the way she practices law. I was told by my new attorney they have people in there office that post good rating anonymously so people will use their firm and dilute the negative comments.
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Posted by Angela | April 13, 2016
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Ended up firing her, she was that bad
I hired Ms. Dudley for a custody case. After our initial consultation and paying my retainer, I never spoke with her again. She wouldn't return phone calls and it took her weeks to return emails. I ended up discussing the details of my case with her through email, she then asked a coworker to draw up motions to submit to the court and the facts in the motions were all wrong. Ms. Dudley did not communicate the facts of the case to her coworker but she still charged me every cent for our email exchanges. I also had to ask for basic motions to be filed. She tooks no initiative at all. I had to search online what the next motions should be. I ended up firing her and hiring a new lawyer, I was afraid of losing my case because of her incompetence and lack of initiative. I hired her because I wanted the best ( I thought because she worked for a nice firm and was very expensive, thats she would be good) true, she is one of the higher priced lawyers but by far the worst that I've worked with. I hired a different lawyer and easily won my case.
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2015
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medioker
Kathi was hired and was too busy with other things she had going on. We ended up settling for something that we weren't really ok with because of her lack of communication and her not really promoting things with the other attorney that we were needing assistance with. We also wasted a lot of money by her not timely completing things and then we double paid for things because of having to remind her to complete things for our case. Overall just very frustrated and she didn't do anything to help us in the grand scheme of things.
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Education

  • Missouri State University
  • B.S.
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  • Washington University
  • J.D.
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Family Attorney | May 12
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kathi is a talented and highly respected attorney who works diligently for her clients."
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Saint Charles Family Lawyer Kathryn L. Dudley
Kathryn L. Dudley
Family Attorney
Saint Charles, MO
Licensed for 29 years