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Kathleen E. LeFevre

Family Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Kathleen Fuchs

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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Kathleen

Learn Kathleen’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Divorce, Custody, Child Support, LGBT, Adoptions, Same Sex Divorce, International Custody and Divorce, HAGUE Issues and Service, Spousal Support, Grandparent Possession and Access, Enforcement.

    11 years

  2. Child custody
    25%

    11 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    25%

    11 years

YOU AND I ARE A TEAM THAT WILL WORK TOGETHER TO EDUCATE AND PREPARE YOU FOR LITIGATION AND TO SUCCEED AFTER LITIGATION IS OVER.

I believe every client deserves to be educated in their case. You and I are a team that will work together to educate and prepare you for both litigation and success after litigation.

In family law I have a wide variety of experience from adult disabled children and child support to complex property division.  Family law matters are extremely personal and each case is unique.  While many good results come from mediation, sometimes circumstances require a hearing.  I give my clients honest assessments of their circumstances and let them decide from the options available to them.  I believe it is important to keep my clients active participants in their own legal process.  We work together to address liquidity, possible tax implications and cash flow concerns as well as child related custody and possession issues.

Creativity and an open mind have led to many resolutions that would never have happened inside a courtroom and are a much better result for all parties involved, including the children.  

I have been involved in the LGBTQ community for a decade and am proud to support my LGBTQ clients through their own family law journeys. 

I am here to guide you on your difficult journey through the confusing, and often times frustrating, legal system and to assist in creating workable solutions.

I have been selected by my peers as a Houstonia Top Attorney 2018 and as a Texas Rising Star attorney for 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
2021

Location

Skillern Firm
1600 Highway 6, Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX, 77478
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by James and Brad | January 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Buckhardt Case
We can't thank Kathleen enough for all that she did for us in our custody case. Kathleen's experience and knowledge of family law and the court process in Fort Bend County was exceptional and her advice and counseling on how to handle matters with the court and within our family was invaluable. We presented Kathleen with a unique case in that we are a gay couple fighting for custody of our three grandchildren. Kathleen supported us from day one and knew exactly how to build a great case for us. We always knew where things stood during the case and she was very prompt and thorough in answering our questions. We are forever grateful for her help in keeping our grandchildren safe. We wish Kathleen the best and would welcome the opportunity to work with her again.
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Posted by Jonathan | March 23, 2018
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Hardworking and Caring
Kathleen is a hardworking, smart, and caring attorney who fought for me in my paternal rights-child custody case. She walked me through every step of the case, and answered all my questions in a very timely manner. Through her diligence and hard work, we were able to bring about a very fair mediated settlement. I would unhesitatingly recommend her, especially for fathers looking to establish paternal rights.
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Posted by Mohamed | February 13, 2023
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Kathleen is a phenomenal lawyer with a very high professional personality.
Skillern law firm is simply the best I have seen and done business with. Mrs Kathleen Lefevre and team are just phenomenal when it comes to doing the right thing in your divorce.My divorce process was an emotional tornado but Kathleen and her team made it look like a learning process for me. I am extremely happy about the outcome of my divorce, she got me everything that I wanted in the entire process..I will highly recommend Mrs. Kathleen Lefevre and Skillern law firm to anyone seeking for a divorce.
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Posted by Amber | February 10, 2021
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Force to be reckoned with
Kathleen saved my family. After hiring four lawyers to deal with an extremely complicated and volatile divorce and custody situation, Kathleen was the only one who got it done. Other attorneys - both hired and consulted - were content to tell me it wasn't their fault, it was the system. Kathleen wouldn't accept that and attacked the problem from multiple angles, adapting as things continued to change. She showed up to hearing with CASES of legal books flagged to present case law for anything the other side may have thrown at us. Her preparation. Was impeccable. Moreover, Kathleen is an intellectual, and she approached my case with a professionalism and legal sophistication that are unmatched. She under promised and over delivered. And because we are all living in reality, I think its important to add that her billing was absolutely fair, and I never had any quarrel with anything on invoices from her or her associates. You won't do better than Kathleen, I am certain.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2021
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Troublesome divorce
I have been involved in a troublesome divorce for many years. Kathleen has represented me through the latest issues and has been a great attorney. She helped me avoid unreasonable changes. I can’t thank her enough for being there through what was a very frustrating process, calmly answering many off hour emails to settle me when I got upset about a legal maneuver. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Kathleen again.
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Posted by Travis | January 26, 2021
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Family Law
Kathleen took my case to trial and I won custody which is not easy for a father to do! She is a brilliant attorney who knows the law. Kathleen is sincerely passionate and cares about your case and situation. She is very comfortable to talk with and genuinely cares about children. I would highly recommend Kathleen for anyone seeking a family law attorney.
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Posted by Allyson | January 13, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
very very professional attorney
every time I've had to deal with Kathleen, I have been impressed with her knowledge and professionalism
Posted by Heba william | January 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best of the best Child Custody Lawyer
 i can't thank Kathleen enough for all that she did for us in our custody case. Kathleen's experience and knowledge of family law and the court process and her advice and counseling on how to handle matters with the court and within our family was invaluable.She is so smart,strong attorney and hard worker .Kathleen assisted in settling my child custody case. she is extremely knowledgeable regarding very complex child custody issues. If you are going through a difficult complex custody issue you want Kathleen on your side. Her insight is invaluable. If you want the best of the best hire Kathleen . You will always know where you stand, and you will feel very protected through the entire process. Her knowledge and expertise will not let you down!She is the best ever attorney who can deal with complex cases !she was great in court, smart, attentive to details.
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Posted by Melissa R | August 12, 2019
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More than a lawyer-an advocate who looked out for me more than I did for myself
My divorce involved some of the worst elements - domestic violence, assaults, addiction, criminal charges, identity theft, infidelity, name the form of abuse... I was broken and literally escaping hell. I was in such bad shape and was forthcoming about everything. I trusted Kathleen with the totality of my situation, fears, and my intuition, knowing it was “far out there.” I was also battling my own denial and broken heart - not wanting to believe it was all real. Without judgment, Kathleen embraced my brokenness and dangerous situation and got me through it. She was my strength where I was lacking amidst my own pain and confusion. Looking back, she was an angel that helped save me. She was professional, tough, understanding, and compassionate. She knew the law. She knew the way out and supported me through it. She went the extra mile... It’s fair to stay I trusted her with my life, and I would do it again in an instant. I am eternally grateful for her. I give my HIGHEST recommendation, for any situation - don’t worry, she’s got what it takes, and then some. Thank you again Kathleen!!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2018
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The BEST EVER.
If you are wondering who to hire to stand beside you in a court battle, Kathleen is the person to choose! Child custody is the hardest thing you can go through and I am grateful I did it with Kathleen representing me. She is smart, strong, tough, hardworking, and best of all...caring. When someone is all of those things in court you will have the best possible chance. I have had an attorney who didn't respond and who took my money and worked for none of it. Frankly, I was scared to hire anyone else and I found it hard to believe in the justice system. Kathleen changed and alleviated all of those fears. I am not someone who wishes to fight, so Kathleen fought for me. When I didn't have the answers, Kathleen helped me find them. This wasn't a battle just for me, it was for my daughter. I couldn't be happier to have had Kathleen fight for my daughter. My daughter is going to have a brighter and happier future because she helped fight for her to have a fair court decision between both of her parents, which is all I ever wanted. It also helped that she wasn't afraid to call the other parent out on their lies. :):):) Thank you, Kathleen.
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Posted by joel myers | May 26, 2017
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You will not find a better attorney anywhere.
Kathleen handled my divorce during a 6 month period. The title says it all. You will not find a better attorney. She will fight for you every step of the way. She will guide you and counsel you every step of the way. She will offer options and opinions depending on the situation you are facing. When she represented me i could tell she took it very personal. I can honestly say i felt like she genuinely cared about the outcome and what we were fighting for. Kathleen will work her tail off for you. She will fight for you. I highly recommend her. She is easy to talk to, she is always available when needed. You will not regret hiring her to represent you.
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2016
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Kathleen E. LeFevre review
Kathleen was courteous and professional every step of the way. She guided me through a difficult time and helped me make choices in my best interest with prompt, straight forward reply to emails and phone calls. The divorce settlement was amicable and agreeable to both parties, with her help, life moves on.
Posted by bill | March 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
correction
in my previous comments i said "when she wasn't right" meant to say Right on top of my case due to court she responded immediately when she became available. LIGHTYEARS ahead of my first attorney in my divorce case.
Posted by Bill | March 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great service!!
Kathleen always kept me informed and followed that with great advice, was available to take my call and respond to my emails, in the rare case she wasn't right court etc.. I got a call immediately when she was available. And this is just unheard of, she even made sure I was informed and answered questions when she was sick!! WOW!! You don't hear this much about the legal profession but, I love my lawyer and wouldn't use anyone else!! GREAT JOB KATHLEEN!!! BILL, Katy Tx.
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Posted by Elizabeth | October 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing
She helped my family so much and I'm so relieved for hero's like her. Very grateful and she was always informative and meeted our needs as our lawyer. Very happy with the experience and end result. She was always there if I had a question . Thank you , Kathleen.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2014
Trustworthy and hears you
Kathleen was great when I was going through a terrible divorce. I had a terrible experience with my first attorney and was gun shy of attorneys in general when I hired her. From the initial consultation I knew she was listening and planning her next steps. She asked questions my other attorney never did and thank goodness she did! I didn't even know I was entitled to some of the things she asked about. In the end she saved me another heartache and a ton of money. I highly recommend her!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Skillern Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Fuchs Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • The Springer Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lilly, Newman & Van Ness
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Brashear Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Joseph Salhab
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • 239th Judicial District Court
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • 412th Judicial District Court
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Southwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Associations

  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Harris County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2019
  • Houston Young Professionals
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2024
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 2018 Top Lawyer
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Texas Modern Mediation Conference
  • Admitting Evidence in Parent-Child Cases
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (11)
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Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure of working alongside Kathleen for more than two years. Before that, she practiced before when I was a Family Court Judge. Kathleen is a tremendous advocate for her clients; she knows the law; and she has a unique ability to effectively think on her feet and to handle the unexpected twists and turns of litigation. I am happy to endorse her!"
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kathleen is a fierce advocate who truly cares about her clients and the outcomes she achieves for them. She is able to balance this passion with professional courtesy toward opposing counsel as to not allow egos to drive up fees. I have had the pleasure of second chairing cases with Kathleen and she is quick on her feet and excellent at executing her strategies in court. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kathleen is a dedicated and respected attorney in the family law bar. Kathleen has a confidence and enthusiasm that is second to none and she combines that with being very smart and knowledgeable. Hiring Kathleen is a very wise decision."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kathleen is very professional and advocates very strongly for what is in her client's best interest. She takes the time to really understand the issues involved in a case and thinks through the best way to solve problems while being mindful of her client's financial resources. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kathleen is a tough and smart lawyer. I endorse her."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kathleen is a fantastic attorney. She is bright, determined and passionate about representing her clients on matters at all stages of ligitation."
Family Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've had the opportunity to work across from Kathleen on more than one occasion. In the world of family law, it's not often we're fortunate enough to have an opposing counsel with a level head and desire to help the parties reach a fair agreement with as little drama as possible. Kathleen is such an attorney."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Fuchs is extraordinarily professional and hard working. She is an excellent advocate for her clients both in and out of court, and she always has her clients' best interests in mind."
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