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Kathryn Lanigan Pruitt

Divorce and separation Attorney at Frisco, TX

4.8   20 reviews

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Kathryn Pruitt has practiced law for more than 27 years and has focused on family law since 2004. She has also been Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2009 and received numerous accolades.

Kathryn believes that author Stephen Covey got it right when he said, “begin with the end in mind.” She applies her knowledge and experience to help her clients evaluate their property and family situation and determine what a successful end to their case might look like. Then, she and her team work with them to develop a step-by-step case plan to maximize the potential of reaching their goals.

Some cases will have a more complex plan than others, but whether simple or complex, Kathryn and her team have the skill and experience to guide their clients along the way. She is adept at navigating the intricacies of the characterization and division of complex marital property, as well as advising a parent on how to co-parent the children through the transition to separate households.

Kathryn and her team are committed to taking a very hands-on approach to their clients’ cases from start to finish. The paralegals and attorneys at Pruitt Law Group, PLLC are compassionate listeners, and this skill allows them to gain in-depth knowledge of the clients’ individual situations. That knowledge, coupled knowledge of the applicable law and years of experience, assists the firm in representing the client’s interests and maximizing the client’s results. Kathryn and her team strive to provide an environment where clients feel at ease to discuss goals, ask questions and reach out for support. Knowing that you have a lawyer backed by a team committed to improving your long-term future at such a difficult time is immensely reassuring.

If you would like to discuss your family law issue and your goals with Kathryn or a member of her team and review your possible options, please call to schedule a confidential consultation in the firm’s Frisco office or via Zoom video conference.

Licensed for 29 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1993
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Pruitt Law Group, PLLC
2601 Network Boulevard
Suite 430
Frisco, TX, 75034

Reviews

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Posted by Emily | January 15, 2021
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You Want Her On Your Side
I never thought I’d end up needing to hire a lawyer; it’s not like you get married with the forethought of divorce. With that being said, Kathryn and her team helped me navigate through the toughest time in my life. When my ex-husband counter-sued, Kathryn displayed an immense amount of adept strategy and we came out with the better end... and that was due solely to her strategic thinking. When I felt like I was being pushed into a corner by my ex, Kathryn encouraged me to remain steadfast and look at the long term effects of the decree versus short term. She (and the entire team) worked diligently to move my case along when my ex-husband stopped responding to communication from the courts and his own lawyer. Even when my father passed away, Kathryn and Elishia championed my case to ensure I was able to grieve how I needed with a lessened amount of stress from the divorce. Kathryn has an immense amount of experience and because I trusted her with my case, I can rest knowing my children and I have a decree without any legal loopholes - she literally covered it all to ensure the safety and welfare of my family. If there is any doubt - take this review as your sign: you NEED Kathryn Pruitt and the Pruitt Law Group in your corner.
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Posted by Lauren | August 29, 2020
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Best of the best! Don’t mess!!
Kathryn is a “Pit bull” and that’s a compliment! She is well respected In her community. I’m super happy that I was referred to her! She is loyal & fair. Doesn’t have time for games from Opposing counsel. She gets what is needed to get done and is very honest about time and effort. She has your best interest at heart 100% of the time. She has a phenomenal support team too!! You will be in great hands with her and I would not want to go up against her. I couldn’t be happier with the results that she produced!
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Posted by Christina | August 29, 2020
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Tough as nails with a heart of gold!
Kathryn represented me in what I thought would be any easy divorce. It turned out to be anything but easy and Kathryn was a rockstar throughout. She’s tough as nails with a heart of gold. If you’re considering filing for divorce, hire Kathryn and listen to her advice! I didn’t a few times and regretted it. When going through a divorce, a person is thinking with too many emotions intertwined. She’s the one with the clear head and experience. Just do what she advises. I’d hire her again in a heartbeat if I had to do it all over!
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Posted by Ken | November 8, 2019
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Strong Pragmatic Attorney
Kathryn was a strong advocate for me during this very difficult process. She did her research on the lawsuit claim(s), the other attorney and the presiding judge. The result was a fair decision that did not require excessive fees.
Posted by Jennifer | July 25, 2019
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Excellent Lawyer
I hired Ms. Pruitt for my contentious divorce due to her excellent reputation. She most certainly lived up to and exceeded my expectations. Ms. Pruitt is very detail oriented and hard-working which I observed when she presented-and won-my case for an extension in court. Throughout the entire 2 years leading up to my divorce, Ms. Pruitt provided continuous empathetic support and sound legal advice. Before and during the mediation, she walked me through every step. I referred her to another close friend of mine going through an equally difficult divorce who was also happy with her outcome and would continue to recommend her to anyone in similar circumstances.
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Posted by Ling | December 3, 2018
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Best lawyer who knows all the ducts
Kathryn is my first & only lawyer I worked through my divorce period. She came highly recommended from my friends' circle. So when I was looking someone to help me at the most difficult time in my life, I contacted her and haven't look back since then. Kathryn is very professional, & most importantly, she is good at what she does. Throughout the whole process, I find myself continue being impressed by her extensive knowledge of the legal system, & the way she always try to stood up & protect my rights as a client, & yes, this is important, especially in a divorce where everything matters. My divorce is finally over now, & I don't think I can ever gone through the whole process without the Kathryn's competent hands.
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Posted by Donna | November 2, 2018
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Thank goodness for Kathryn Pruitt!
Working with Kathryn was a fantastic experience! She was able to answer my plethora of questions knowledgeably and thoroughly. Kathryn supported me emotionally as well. Whenever I proposed something that wasn't necessarily my best option, she explained my rights and how various issues were typically handled. Having said that, she also followed my wishes when I wanted to proceed in another direction. It took a while to find Kathryn because everyone I reached out to for a referral told me how miserable their experience was with their own attorney. Finally, I received a strong recommendation to meet with Kathryn and I now completely appreciate her. I heartily recommend Kathryn and would refer my closest friends to her without reservation.
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Posted by Chris | October 11, 2018
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Kind, compassionate representation
Divorce is very difficult. Kathryn understands the emotions involved and helps to guide you through those emotions while also carefully looking out for your legal rights. She can be a strong advocate when needed but also seeks to find common ground between the parties to allow for the best outcome for all parties (particularly the kids). She educated me on the process such that I could make informed decisions and I felt well represented.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2018
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Excellent attorney
I hired Kathryn Pruitt for my divorce last year. She was attentive to deadlines and details, kept me informed about my case status, and helped me make the best decisions. She is connected in the area and has years of experience. I was glad I hired Kathryn and have recommended her to my friends.
Posted by Adrienne | July 4, 2018
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Will fight for you!
I had hired a different attorney to initially help me with a very difficult divorce and custody situation. I wish I had gone straight to Kathryn. It would have saved me lots of time, stress and money in the end. She fought for me and my child as if we were her own & reassured me every step of the way that we were in good hands. She got us everything we wanted and more. I highly recommend Kathryn to anyone in need of a family law attorney!
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Posted by Audrey | January 8, 2018
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Highest Recommendation - Professional, Honest and Efficient
Kathryn is professional, honest, efficient and acted as clear eyes for me during the most emotionally charged and challenging time of my life. Kathryn helped me to focus on the most important things – not just things that seemed important at that moment, but things that would impact my life and the lives of my children for years to come. It was also quite apparent to me that Kathryn is very well respected within the family law legal community – which is a testament to her years of service and dedication to those that find themselves faced with this type of legal need.
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Posted by Matthew | September 28, 2017
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Highly Professional
Kathryn was my lawyer for my divorce. She and her team are great and were always extremely professional. I knew nothing about Family Law and she took the time to explain everything to me and made sure I completely understood. I tend to ask a lot of questions and she never made me feel as if I was asking a dumb question. My marriage was short so I knew she had bigger cases, but she always made me feel like I mattered and was much more than just another client!
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Posted by Lynda | April 17, 2017
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Excellent Family Law Attorney - Professional, Knowledgeable, Honest
Kathryn Pruitt is wonderful, professional, helpful and cares. I previously sought her services to represent me in my divorce. During this unfortunate time of stress/turmoil, she helped ease my anxiety about my case. She was very gracious and patient with my many questions, as well as, very responsive to phone calls, e-mails and conference scheduling. She’s a well-versed Family Law attorney, communicates effectively, and is focused and determined in her pursuit for a most favorable outcome. I highly recommend Kathryn Pruitt!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2017
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Kathryn Pruitt
Kathryn helped me navigate a very complicated and messy divorce, and her advice and legal direction has proved invaluable many times since the orders were finalized. She anticipated scenarios that I never could have, and we covered every possible outcome which has definitely served my best interests, and more importantly, the best interests of my child. She was thoughtful and caring, but also tough when the situation required it. I am so grateful that she represented me during this very difficult time.
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Posted by Dawn | April 4, 2017
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Professional Efficient and Effective!
I hired Kathryn after being served lengthy papers. She was able to take my case, get it under control, and closed. I was extremely happy with my results and had no idea I would come out ahead as well as I did! She fought for my case and worked hard on proving my case. I highly recommend her to anybody wanting an attorney that has Their best interest in mind.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2017
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Super Professional
Kathryn is everything you want in an attorney. Detail oriented and solution driven, she is efficient and singularly focused on pursuing the best interests of her clients.
Posted by Linda | March 23, 2017
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Fantastic attorney
Ms. Pruitt was a valuable asset during my separation & divorce. If it wasn't for her expertise, advice & guidance I don't know if I would have faired as well as I did. She had the forethought to put things in place that I did not realize I needed, but surely made a difference in the outcome of my divorce. Her professionalism kept my emotions in check during this difficult ordeal & I greatly appreciate everything she did for me. I would highly recommend her to everyone I know that has the same situation as I did & needs a super attorney on their side.
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Posted by Olga | September 4, 2013
The Best!
Kathryn is impeccably responsive and thorough. She leaves no stone unturned, affording substantial attention to detail. My appreciation for her diligence, compassion, and trustworthiness is endless. She kept me well-abreast of each action, covered all options, and dutifully addressed all issues of concern, including potential issues in the future. Kathryn is an outstanding person to have in your corner during adverse circumstances.
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Posted by Sally | April 2, 2013
child support attorney
Kathryn was always there and well prepared. She made the process I was going through as smooth as possible.
Posted by Yvonne | March 21, 2017
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Worst experience ever
Hired her because she was a Super Attorney and she was female. I thought I had someone I could trust because she was also a divorced woman, I was wrong. She nickel and dimed me until my money was gone. When the retainer got low she told me that I "better find a way to pay her because she didn't work for free". She gave my case low priority because it wasn't a high paying case for her. I ended up firing her and I've been scarred since. Don't waste your time or your hard earned money.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Manager
  • Kathryn Lanigan Pruitt, JD, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Webb Voyles & Pruitt, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Goranson Bain Larsen Greenwald Maultsby & Murphy, PLLC
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Morgan & Weisbrod N/K/A Miller Weisbrod
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Cozen & O'connor
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Carrigan, Lapin & Landa, L.L.P.
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Phelps Dunbar
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy K. Johnson
  • 1993 - 1995
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • 1993
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Associations

  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • N/A
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • N/A
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • N/A

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2005
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Publications

  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Report, Spring 2019
  • Ask the CPA - The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Divorce and Custody Cases
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
Endorse Kathryn
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kathryn is not only an excellent attorney who advocates strongly for her clients but she is easy to work with which keeps the costs down for both parties."
Family Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kathryn possesses the unique skills of a zealous advocate both inside and outside of the Courtroom. She is a pleasure to work along side and across from in a case."
Family Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kathryn Pruitt is an experienced and talented attorney who is hard working, always prepared, and is a viguours advocate for her clients. She is an asset to our profession."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kathryn is a true professional and a warrior in the courtroom. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kathryn Pruitt is an excellent attorney. Kathryn is experienced, tenacious, and compassionate. She is an outstanding trial attorney and she is also highly skilled in settling difficult cases. I endorse Kathryn without hesitation."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Extremely professional, thorough, and detail oriented. Kathy is an aggressive and hard working advocate who gets great results for her clients. In our case she was very creative and professional in getting the matter resolved."
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Frisco Divorce and separation Lawyer Kathryn Lanigan Pruitt
Kathryn Lanigan Pruitt
Divorce and separation Attorney
Frisco, TX
Licensed for 29 years