Kathleen A. O’Connor, Esquire


Kathleen A. O’Connor joined the firm in September 2007.  Over the past 10 years, Kate has focused her practice and has confidently represented her clients in the areas of family law, including divorce, equitable distribution, support, custody, protection from abuse, and preparation of pre nuptial agreements.  For her work, Kate was recognized in both 2016 and 2017 as a Top Lawyer in Main Line Today.

Raised in Delaware County, Kate graduated from Garnet Valley High School in 1996 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 was recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® in 2020, is admitted to practice law before the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as before the United States Supreme Court.  She is a member of both the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Delaware County Bar Association, currently (2020) serving as a Council Member on the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  She is a Past Chairperson of the DCBA’s Family Law Section and a Past President of the Young Lawyers Section.  Kate is currently a member of the Bench Bar Conference and Law Day Committees.  As a result of her “significant contributions to the organized bar,” the DCBA presented Kate with the Nicholas D. Vadino, Jr. Memorial Award in June 2011.