Kathryn Fox

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Walnut Creek, CA

Fox & Bank LLP
 | 2033 North Main Street, Suite 1000
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 925-933-9000
Fax: 925-933-1926
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    A founding member of Fox and Bank LLP, Kathryn Fox focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters. From the firm's offices in Walnut Creek, California, she aids clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area who are ending their marriages and who are thus having to deal with divorce-related issues such as the division of community property and debts, child custody and visitation, and alimony and child support. A seasoned and forceful advocate for her clients in a courtroom setting, Ms. Fox also has experience in mediation and collaborative law, and currently divides her practice between mediation and litigation matters. She has been certified as a specialist in family law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California since 1999.

    As an undergraduate, Ms. Fox attended Dominican University in San Rafael, California, and in 1982 she received a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, and was awarded the Outstanding Student Award. She later enrolled at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she served on the University of San Francisco Law Review and was a member of the McAuliffe Honor Society before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 1986, magna cum laude, and receiving the Dean's Award (graduated first in class). Ms. Fox is admitted to practice before all California state courts.

    Ms. Fox remains an active participant in numerous professional organizations. A fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, she is also a member of the family law sections of the Contra Costa County Bar Association and the Alameda County Bar Association. Her memberships have also included Collaborative Practice East Bay and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Highly regarded by her colleagues, Ms. Fox is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell. She has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021

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    About Kathryn Fox

    Admitted: 1986, California

    Professional Webpage: https://foxandbank.com/team/a-kathryn-fox/


    • Listed in San Francisco's Top Rated Lawyers (ALM/Martindale Hubbell) since 2012
    • Recognized as a Super Lawyers®
    • State Bar of California, Board of Governors Award for outstanding contribution to the delivery of pro bono legal services in California, 1988-1989
    • Alameda County Family Court Services Certificate of Appreciation for excellence of service, compassion and caring to benefit Alameda County families in crisis, 1997
    • Named One of San Francisco’s Best Lawyers, 2009
    • Listed in San Francisco's Top Attorney (American Registry), since 2011
    • Listed in Top Attorneys in Northern California (SF Magazine), 2013
    • Listed in Top 50 Women Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
    • Listed in Northern California Super Lawyers® since 2004
    • Listed in The Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, 2012
    • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® every year since 2004
    • AV® Preeminent (Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards), Martindale Hubbell every year since 2004

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Specialist in Family Law, State Bar of California, since 1999

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • California, 1986
    • Alameda County Bar Association, Member, Death Review Subcommittee of Alameda County Bar Association, 1995-1997
    • Alameda County Bar Association, Member, Guardianship and Conservatorship Committee of Alameda County, 1993-1997
    • Alameda County Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section, since 1987
    • Alameda County Bar Association
    • Contra Costa Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section, Programs Committee, 2002-2006
    • Contra Costa Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section, Board of Directors, 2006
    • Contra Costa Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section, Board of Directors, 2002-2003
    • Contra Costa Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section, 1999-Present
    • Contra Costa Bar Association
    • California State Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section
    • California State Bar Association
    •  International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2007-2012
    • Collaborative Lawyers of Alameda and Contra Costa (CLACC), Founding Member
    • Collaborative Practice Group of Contra Costa County (CPGCC), Member, Judicial Liaison Committee, 2006
    • Collaborative Practice Group East Bay (CPEB), Member, Social Committee 2009, 2010, 2011
    • Collaborative Practice Group East Bay (CPEB), Member, Protocol Committee, 2007-2008
    • Collaborative Practice Group East Bay (CPEB)
    • Art in the Courthouse, Committee Member, 2007-2008
    • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS), Member, Amicus Committee, 2005-2008
    • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS)
    • Co-Chair, AAML Northern California Chapter Mentoring Committee, 2011-2013
    • Co-Head, AAML East Bay Mentoring Program, 2009-2012
    • Co-Chair, AAML Northern California Symposium, 2015
    • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Alumni Association of Dominican University, President, Alumni Board of Directors, 1998
    • Law Center for Families, Member, Board of Directors, 1997-2000

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lecturer, Street Law Program, 1985
    • Lecturer, Dominican University, 1996
    • Alameda County Financial Mediation Project, 1995-1997
    • Lecturer, Contra Costa Family Law Training Seminar (sponsored by Bay Area Legal Aid), 2004-2009, 2012
    • Panelist, AAML Northern California Chapter Trial Practicum 2006: Trial Preparation
    • Panelist, Contra Costa County Bar Association MCLE Spectacular: Trips and Traps of The Trial Scheduling Order, Nov. 2006
    • Panelist, Continuing Education of the Bar Seminar: Crossover Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law, July 2010
    • Panelist, AAML Northern California Chapter Symposium: Is Spousal Support Reform on the Horizon?, May 2013
    • Author, "Toward a Constitutional Determination of Residency for California Income Tax Purposes," 20 U.S.F.L. Rev. 289 (1986)
    • Co-Author, "Don’t Worry—Be Careful: Liability Issues in the Drafting and Reviewing of Premarital Agreements," Contra Costa Lawyer, Vol. 13, No. 5, pp. 16-21, May 2000
    • Contra Costa Bar Association, Guest Editor, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, June 2002; May 2004

    Educational Background:

    • Dominican University, BA, Psychology, 1982

    Industry Groups

    • AAML; ACFLS; Bar Associations
    • Contra Costa And Alameda
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    2033 North Main Street
    Suite 1000
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    Phone: 925-933-9000

    Fax: 925-933-1926

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