Kathryn Welsh: Over 25 Years of Compassionate Legal Service
Over her 25+ years of legal practice, Kathryn has achieved significant recognition and obtained numerous certifications. She is a Certified Marital and Family Law attorney, an AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. Board Certification means Kathryn is an expert in marital and family law. As a board-certified attorney, she has dedicated 50 percent or more of her practice to marital and family law; actively participated in contested marital and family law cases; been substantially involved in negotiating settlements; drafting and preparing settlement agreements; and handling the trial of marital and family law cases, including appeals. It also means she has been evaluated for competency and professionalism by judges and peers; and passed a written examination demonstrating knowledge, skills, and proficiency in the field of marital and family law to justify the representation of special competence in this area of law. An AV Preeminent rating is a significant rating accomplishment and a testament to the fact that Kathryn’s peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence.
Kathryn has also served as an arbitrator and special master. In those quasi-judicial roles, she has sworn in witnesses, heard testimony, made findings of facts and ruled on the merits of the case. Kathryn has been an active member of, an officer in, Canakaris Inn of Court, a respected group of family law attorneys whose commitment is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility and legal skills for judges and lawyers in order to perfect the quality, availability, and efficiency of justice. Kathryn is also a member of the Federal Bar, Middle District of Florida. In her capacity as a lawyer, Kathryn has represented thousands of clients and litigated hundreds of cases in many areas of law.
Recognition aside, the hallmark of Kathryn’s legal practice is her dedication to serving her clients’ legal needs with experience and compassion. Achieving resolution on a legal dispute – whether related to personal, family, or business matters – can be a highly stressful ordeal. Kathryn is committed to guiding every one of her clients through the challenging process of achieving their goals by providing compassionate representation through all steps of negotiations, settlement discussions, and litigation. Whether you require legal representation during the collaborative settlement process, aggressive representation at trial, or mediation services, Kathryn and her team at KM Welsh, P.A. have the skills and experience to obtain the results that you and your family are seeking.
Kathryn is committed to contributing to the Florida legal, social, and business communities, and this commitment is demonstrated through her affiliation with the following organizations and associations:
- Member of the Florida Bar
- Member of the Federal Bar, Middle District
- Member and past Officer of Canakaris Inns of Court
- Member of Clearwater Bar Association and past member of Board of Directors
- Member of the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce
- Member of Homeowner Services Committee for Habitat of Humanity of Pinellas County
- Member of Next Generation Divorce, Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group
- Member of Florida Civil Collaborative Practice Group
- Member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
- Former Member of St. Petersburg Bar Association
- Former Member of Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Former Guardian Ad Litem for Foster Care Program
Kathryn is proud to serve the residents of Florida and to call the great state of Florida her home. Kathryn has lived in Pinellas County since 1987 and is married to Robert, a public school teacher. Together they raise their teenage son and are active members of their community.