Kathryn was born and raised in Southern California. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of California at Los Angeles and her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
During law school, Kathryn was a judicial extern to Federal District Judge Thomas J. Whelan, served on the "San Diego Law Review," was a contributing editor to the "Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues," and a member of USD's National Moot Court Tax Team. She is admitted to both the Washington and California State Bars. She is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern and Central Districts of California.
Following law school, Kathryn clerked for the Honorable Louisa S. Porter in the United States District Court in San Diego, California. And, after completing her clerkship, Kathryn practiced complex commercial litigation for several years before serving on the Board of Directors for International Microcomputer Software, Inc. In 2007, Kathryn joining The Walt Disney Company/ABC as Counsel, Legal Affairs.
In 2012, Kathryn founded her own family law firm in San Diego and was active in the Honorable Fiorenzo V. Lopardo Inn of Court. In 2015, together with her husband and three dogs, she moved from San Diego to Seattle where Kathryn continues to focus her practice on family law. She is particularly passionate about her volunteer work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate ("CASA") for dependent children in King County, WA.
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Kathryn is an experienced, professional, and zealous advocate for her clients. Her professionalism and experience allow her to negotiate the best outcome for her clients while avoiding unnecessary attorney fees. She is a staunch proponent for her clients and I wouldn't hesitate to refer a friend or family member to her.
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I absolutely endorse attorney Kathryn Felice Peterson, I have sent numerous clients to Kathryn for Family Law matters; and each of those referrals have come back to say they were quite grateful and excited to work with Kathryn. If I personally had my own Family Law matter, Kathryn would be the first person I would turn to (and hire, if my wife didn't call her first).
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Merit Scholarship||University of San Diego School of Law||1998|
|Associate||O'Brian & Associates||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny||2016 - 2016|
|Attorney/Founder||Seaside Family Law Center||2012 - 2015|
|Director of Operations and Legal||American Legal Net||2009 - 2011|
|Counsel, ABC -- Legal Affairs||The Walt Disney Company||2007 - 2009|
|Board Member||International Microcomputer Software, Inc.||2005 - 2007|
|General Counsel||Broadcaster, Inc.||2005 - 2007|
|Associate||The Watkins Firm, APC||2002 - 2005|
|Federal Law Clerk||United States District Court For The Southern District Of California||2001 - 2002|
|Summer Associate||Snell & Wilmer, L.P.||2000 - 2000|
|Judicial Extern||United States District Court For The Southern District Of California||1999 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2016 - Present|
|King County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2016 - Present|
|King County Court Appointed Special Advocate||CASA/Guardian Ad Litem||2015 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Admitted to Practice||2002 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California||Admitted to Practice||2001 - Present|
|Lawyers Club of San Diego||Member||2013 - 2015|
|State Bar of California, Family Law Section||Member||2012 - 2015|
|San Diego County Bar, Lawyer Referral and Information Service||Member||2012 - 2014|
|American Inn of Court||Barrister||2012 - 2014|
|San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2012 - 2015|
|North County Bar Association||Member -- Family Law Section||2012 - 2015|
|Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues||Contributing Editor||2000 - 2001|
|San Diego Law Review||Member||2000 - 2001|
|Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues||Lanham Act Imperialism: A Case Note||2001|
|Univ of San Diego SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Univ of California at Los Angeles||Neuroscience||BS - Bachelor of Science||1998|
|People's Law School||Family Law 101||2014|
|People's Law School||Family Law 101||2013|