Kathleen A. O’Connor, Esquire

Kathleen A. O’Connor joined the firm in September 2007. She focuses her practice and confidently represents her clients in the area of family law, including divorce, equitable distribution, support, custody,adoptions, protection from abuse, and preparation of pre nuptial agreements. Kate is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey.

Raised in Delaware County, Kate graduated from Garnet Valley High School where she was active in varsity sports and student government. Kate graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland College Park in 2000, earning degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice. After working for the Vanguard Group in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Kate attended Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and earned her Juris Doctor in 2006. During her time at Dickinson, Kate was a Senior Editor for the Penn State International Law Review and published the article, “What Gives You the Right?: Ne Exeat Rights Should Constitute ‘Rights of Custody’ After Furnes v. Reeves.” Kate was also a student associate for the Family Law Clinic where she represented indigent residents of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania in family law matters.

Before joining the firm, Kate served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable William L. Chapman, Jr. and the Honorable Michael K. Newell of the Family Court of the State of Delaware.

Kate is an active member of both the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Delaware County Bar Association. She is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Bar Association Family Law Section and is a Past  President of the Young Lawyers Section.   Kate is the co-chairman of the Orientation Committee and serves on the Bench Bar Conference and Law Day Committees.  As a result of her “significant contributions to the organized bar,” the Bar Association presented Kate with the Nicholas D. Vadino, Jr. Memorial Award in 2011.

Kate resides in  Delaware with her husband, Marc, and their two children.