Kathryn J. Walsh

Kathryn J. Walsh

McIlveen Family Law Firm
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • South Carolina
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Summary

Using over 24 years of experience, I represent clients in family court matters relating to child custody, visitation, child support, divorce, alimony, adoption, DSS cases, grandparent rights, and name change. I started out in my South Carolina Upstate home town as a solo practitioner, then partnered with my father to form a practice centered on family matters, expanding my experience to include defending juveniles in family court. I then pursued a passion for child advocacy and making families safe by working with the Department of Social Services as a staff attorney for many years. Now working with McIlveen Family Law Firm, I am using my many years' worth of skills and knowledge to help families when they need legal assistance in South Carolina.

Education
University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D. (1994) | Law
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Activities: Editor, South Carolina Environmental Law Journal
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University of South Carolina - Columbia
B.A. (1989) | History, Religious Studies
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Honors: Honors from South Carolina College
Activities: USC at Oxford summer study program (1988); Residence Hall Advisor (1987-1989); Golden Key Honor Society
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Professional Experience
Senior Associate Attorney
McIlveen Family Law Firm
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Family law attorney in South Carolina, focusing on child custody, visitation, child support, divorce, alimony, adoption, DSS cases, grandparent rights, name change.
Managing Attorney, Staff Attorney III
South Carolina Department of Social Services
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Child advocacy attorney representing state agency in child abuse and neglect and vulnerable adult cases, in an intensive and fast-paced trial environment.
Adjunct Instructor
Greenville Technical College
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Part-time instructor for the paralegal, criminal justice, and management departments, teaching business, criminal law, contracts, UCC, torts, and remedies.
Assistant Public Defender
Spartanburg County Office of the Public Defender
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Represented indigent clients charged with General Sessions crimes and probation violation.
Contract Public Defender, part-time
Greenville County Contract Public Defender
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Represented juvenile defendants in DJJ proceedings in the Greenville County Family Court.
Attorney and Partner
The Walsh Law Firm, L.L.P.
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Initiated as a solo practice before merging into partnership, focused on family court matters, defense of juveniles, construction litigation, and small business litigation.
Associate Attorney
Rolf M. Baghdady, P.A.
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Multi-state and international practice included federal and state complex commercial litigation, consumer bankruptcy, and small estate planning and administration.
Speaking Engagements
Hearsay Exceptions under S.C. Code Section 19-1-180, SC Children's Law Center CLE, Columbia, South Carolina
Children's Law Center
Presented CLE-certified training for attorneys regarding admission of children's hearsay testimony under limited circumstances.
Children in Court with Plan of APPLA, SC Children's Law Center CLE, Columbia, South Carolina
Children's Law Center
Presented CLE-certified training regarding children who are required to appear in court with a foster care permanent plan of Alternative Permanent Plan Living Arrangement
Certifications
Family Court Mediator
South Carolina Bar
Awards
District 7750 Service Award
Rotary Foundation
Rotarian of the Year
Rotary Club of SImpsonville
Best and Brightest Under 35
Greenville Magazine
Professional Associations
Rotary Club
President (2013-14, 2001-02); Secretary (1996-1998)
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Activities: Paul Harris Fellow; Rotary Foundation District 7750 Service Award (2003); RI Group Study Exchange, Team Leader for District 7750 (2001)
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South Carolina Bar  # 7002
Member
Current
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South Carolina Bar Association # 7002
Member
- Current
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Compass of Carolina
Board of Directors
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Compass of Carolina
Board of Directors
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Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors
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Activities: VP of Legal Affairs; VP of Governmental Affairs
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Simpsonville City Council
Council Member, Ward II
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Inmate Treatment Review Board
Chairman
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Leadership Simpsonville
Graduate
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Activities: Inaugural class
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
McIlveen Family Law Firm
330 East Coffee Street
Greenville, SC 29601
USA
Toll-Free: (864) 207-4496
Cell: (864) 516-6109