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Kathryn L. Pruitt

Kathryn L. Pruitt

  • Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation
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Summary

Kathryn has established a reputation as a skilled trial lawyer and tenacious negotiator for individuals facing complex family law issues relating to divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, premarital and post-marital agreements, and enforcement or modification of orders.

She is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinguished mark of practice area knowledge and experience that is held by less than 1% of all lawyers in Texas. She has been recognized by Texas Monthly as a Super Lawyer each year since 2011, and has been included in Best Lawyers in America for family law since 2016.

Kathryn has successfully tried numerous cases before judges and juries, including divorce, property division, custody, custody modification, termination of parental rights, and enforcement cases. Before specializing in family law, she spent several years protecting the rights of defendants and victims in catastrophic personal injury cases. She is prepared to advocate aggressively in court if a fair agreement cannot be reached through negotiation or mediation.

Kathryn graduated cum laude from South Texas College of Law in 1993 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1993 and is a member of several legal organizations, including the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Texas Family Law Foundation, Collin County Bar Association (CCBA), Denton County Bar Association (DCBA), and the Dallas Bar Association (DBA). She is also a well-published author of family law articles for the State Bar of Texas and Dallas Bar Association.

Education
South Texas College of Law
J.D. (1993) | Law
Honors: Cum Laude graduate
University of Texas - Austin
B.A. (1988) | English
Certifications
Board Certified in Family Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Awards
Super Lawyers List
Texas Super Lawyers
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Texas Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America--Family Law
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Best Lawyers in America--Family Law
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Professional Associations
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
Member
Current
Texas Family Law Foundation
Member
Current
Collin County Bar Association (CCBA)
Member
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Denton County Bar Association (DCBA)
Member
Current
Dallas Bar Association (DBA)
Member
Current
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
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Contact & Map
Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP
9201 N. Central Expressway
4th Floor
Dallas, TX 75231
USA
Telephone: (214) 780-1400