Recognized since 1999
KATHLEEN A. McCARTHY is the owner of The McCarthy Law Firm, a law firm that is devoted solely to the practice of family law. Ms. McCarthy has been a lawyer for over 42 years, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), is certified as a domestic relations specialist by the State Bar of Arizona, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, 1999-present (2010 Tucson Family Lawyer of the Year), and in Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007-pres. She is the recipient of the prestigious Alice Truman Award (2017), 2012 State Bar of Arizona Continuing Education Award for outstanding contributions to the State Bar’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program; one of the 2016 recipients of the Top Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona, by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education. She has served on the State Bar of Arizona Family Law Advisory Commission (which certifies family law specialists in Arizona) for the past 20 years. She served on the St. Bar CLE Committee (2009-2011). Ms. McCarthy is the former Co-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Pima County Bar Association and former President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Arizona Chapter. She is a past Chair of the Family Law Council of the State Bar of Arizona and a past President of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). She has been a guest lecturer at the Judicial College for family law judges, has written a handbook on spousal maintenance for judges and she frequently lectures and writes on family law related issues.
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
- Family Law, Tucson (2010)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:
- Family Law
- Arbitration and Mediation
- Community Property
- Conversion of Marital Assets
- Equitable Division
- Marital Settlement Agreements
- Prenuptial Agreements
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