Kathleen A. McCarthy

Top rated Family Law attorney in Tucson, Arizona

McCarthy Family Law
Kathleen A. McCarthy
McCarthy Family Law

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Arizona since: 1976

Education: The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

McCarthy Family Law

300 N. Main Ave
Suite 203
Tucson, AZ 85701 Visit website


The founder of McCarthy Family Law, Kathleen A. McCarthy, focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters. Based in Tucson, Arizona, and with clients throughout the southern part of the state, she has been certified as a specialist in family law by the State Bar of Arizona's Board of Legal Specialization, sits on the Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. McCarthy has been admitted to practice before all Arizona state courts since 1976.

A sizable portion of Ms. McCarthy's practice involves her assisting people whose marriages are coming to an end and who are thus having to deal with the division of complex community assets and debts, child custody and visitation, alimony, and child support. Many of her clients are business owners and have other assets that require an appraisal before being divided. A forceful courtroom advocate when litigation is necessary, Ms. McCarthy also helps clients come to an accord on some or all of these matters through negotiations and other alternative dispute resolution methods.

In addition to her matrimonial practice, Ms. McCarthy works with clients whose marriages have already been dissolved and who are now seeking the enforcement of or modifications to existing decrees, and support or parenting orders. Her family law experience also includes the preparation and review of prenuptial agreements, as well as helping domestic violence victims who are seeking protective orders from the court. Ms. McCarthy's successful track record has earned her the respect of her colleagues, who have awarded her a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, she has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America since 1995. A frequent presenter on family law topics at continuing legal education seminars and a published author of legal articles, Ms. McCarthy is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1976, Arizona

Professional Webpage: https://mccarthyfamilylaw.com/meet-the-team/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Kino Learning Center (K-12)
  • State Bar of Arizona Continuing Education Award, for outstanding contributions to the State Bar’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1996 to present
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association’s Alice Truman Leadership Award
  • Best Lawyers of America
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President, Arizona Executive Law Council, 1994-1995
  • Arizona State Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • President, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 1993-1994
  • Arizona Executive Family Law Counsel, 1998-2001
  • Pima County Bar Association Commission on Unified Family Courts, 1999-2001
  • American Bar Association
  • Former Co-Chair, Pima County Bar Association
  • Member, Arizona Board of Family Law Specialization Commission, 1999-present
  • Board-elect Chair, Arizona Board of Family Law Specialization Commission, 2020
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Family Law Quarterly Updates Editor
  • Survivor's Guide to the Practice of Family Law, Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP)
  • Family Law Articles, Tucson Desert Leaf
  • Spousal Maintenance Handbook
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified, Family Law Specialist
  • Certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) as a Certified Family Law Arbitrator, 2021

Office location for Kathleen A. McCarthy

300 N. Main Ave
Suite 203
Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: 502-513-0244


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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