|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Associate Attorney||Feldman & Lee PS||2006 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Washington Trial Lawyer's Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Central Washington University||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
Posted by Victoria
Katherine is compassionate, hard working and a steady force during our emotionally charged case. Our options were well presented and the outcome never over promised. We quickly grew to trust Katherine and follow her advice and guidance. Our case was well presented in court. The judge made glowing remarks to Katherine during the finally hearing. Her staff is detail oriented with meticulous follow up. We were always brought up to date on where our case was during the process. Katherine won a difficult child custody case.
Posted by Chris
I was referred to Kathy to handle my divorce by a friend who worked in the same office. At first I was just looking for guidance on the mechanics of handling the divorce myself, which Kathy was able to provide. Note, having gone through the process and gained some knowledge, I would never try to do it again on my own.
When I hit a brick wall handling the divorce on my own, I had Kathy go ahead and fully represent me. Once she started the process, Kathy was very diligent about keeping me copied on all communications and the status of the divorce. Very few in office visits were required, and when they were, she was extremely accommodating and never kept me waiting.
I mention in the title that any rating less than excellent would be nitpicking and it is true. I have absolutely no complaints about the work done, or the time taken. If ever I need similar services again or if I had to make a recommendation to a friend, she would be at the top of the list. I also was able to get some insight into my ex's interaction with her attorney, and it seems she had a much different experience. My ex and I had also tried to use a collaborative divorce attorney without much luck. I only mention those two items because the nature of my case would imply I don't have a lot of experience with other attorneys.
So, quick summary...
Don't try the collaborative divorce (IMHO you are paying for therapy).
Don't try to do it on your own (you are turning a 6-12 month process into a multi-year nightmare).
If you want a recommendation, mine would be engage Ms. Chrostowska.
David Jolly, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse Katherine. I have observed Katherine's work over the years in court and it is immediately apparent to the trained eye how good she is. Her knowledge is outstanding and her court room presence is exceptional. If you want a top-notch family law attorney or criminal defense lawyer, she is it.
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