Kathryn Lanigan Pruitt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Frisco, TX

McCathern, PLLC
 | One Cowboys Way, Suite 175
Frisco, TX 75034
Phone: 214-741-2662
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

A partner with the highly respected Texas law firm of McCathern, PLLC, Kathryn Lanigan Pruitt recently joined the firm’s family law department to provide high-quality and experienced representation to clients dealing with complicated legal concerns. As she is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, an accomplishment less than 1 percent of Texas lawyers can claim, she is uniquely qualified to provide counsel on a wide range of family law issues, including:

·         Divorce

·         Child custody

·         Child support

·         Property division

·         Paternity

Before focusing her legal practice on family law, attorney Pruitt was a distinguished litigator in catastrophic personal injury cases. She began her legal career after graduating with honors from the South Texas College of Law Houston and receiving permission to practice law from the State Bar of Texas in 1993. She has published several articles related to family law for the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association, and she is a highly sought speaker for several organizations and educational events.

Ms. Pruitt has established a reputation as a skilled trial lawyer and tenacious negotiator for individuals facing complex issues related to divorce, custody and other associated concerns. Her extensive record of success has led to notable recognition by her legal peers and also those outside of the legal community, as evidenced by her inclusion on the list of The Best Lawyers in America for family law.

As an active and well-regarded member of the legal community, attorney Pruitt holds memberships in the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and the Texas Family Law Foundation.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%): Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Family Law: Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Appellate: Appeals

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007

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About Kathryn Pruitt

Admitted: 1993, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://mccathernlaw.com/attorney/kathryn-l-pruitt/

Honors and Awards:

  • Texas Super Lawyers list in 2011 through 2016
  • Texas Rising Stars list in 2005 through 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America for Family Law, 2016
  • Order of the Lytae, South Texas College of Law
  • Voted Outstanding Third Year Student by Faculty, South Texas College of Law
  • Cum Laude, South Texas College of Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, December, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas, 1993
  • Denton County Bar Association (DCBA)
  • State Bar of Texas, Family & Litigation Sections
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • A presentation of visual aids used in court to make an impact upon judges and juries in the presentation of custody and property cases, Presenter, Demonstrative Evidence--Creative Presentation of the Family Law Case, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, 2012
  • A discussion of a psychiatrist's or psychologist's potential involvement in divorce cases, presented to Child Psychiatry Fellows, Residents, Psychology Fellows and Faculty at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center., Presenter, Divorce, 2010
  • Co-Author and Presenter with Robert N. Udashen, Where Family Law and Criminal Law Collide: Electronic Eavesdropping, Family Violence, and Child Abuse, Chapter 10, UT CLE Parent-Child Relationships Course (January), 2009
  • Presentation with Thomas P. Goranson, Demonstrative Evidence–Creative Presentation of the Family Law Case, Chapter 5, UT CLE Family Law on the Front Lines Conference (June), 2007
  • Author and Presenter, Discovery of Medical and Psychological Information, or How to Avoid HIPAASTERIA, UT CLE Family Law on the Front Lines Conference (June), 2006
  • Co-Author with Thomas P. Goranson et al., Speaking in Codes: What a Family Lawyer Should Know about the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 45, State Bar of Texas 32nd Annual Advanced Family Law Course (August), 2006
  • Co-Author with Angeline Lindley Bain, How to Deal with the Difficult Lawyer, DBA Headnotes, February, 2005
  • Co-Author with Harry L. Tindall, Family Law Legislative Update, DBA Headnotes, August, 2005
  • Co-Author with Thomas A. Greenwald, How to Prepare for and Handle the Prove-Up of a Default Divorce, DBA Headnotes, June, 2004
  • Co-Author with Thomas A. Greenwald, How to Prepare for and Handle the Prove-Up of an Uncontested Divorce, DBA Headnotes, June, 2004
  • Co-Author with Angeline Lindley Bain, Dealing with the Difficult Lawyer, Chapter 36, State Bar of Texas 30th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (August), 2004
  • Author and Presenter, DBA--Family Law Section Case Law Update for May, June, and July 2005
  • Articles Editor, South Texas Law Review

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., in English, Minor in Biology, 1988

Industry Groups

  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • Denton County Bar Association
  • Texas Academy Of Family Law Specialists
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Office Location for Kathryn Lanigan Pruitt

    One Cowboys Way
    Suite 175
    Frisco, TX 75034

    Phone: 214-741-2662

     

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