Kathryn Pugh

Attorney Kathryn Pugh received her law degree in 2005 from Drake University Law School in Des Moines, graduating with high honors. She spent the first five years of her legal career as an assistant state’s attorney in Illinois. She devoted three years to the prosecution of traffic, DUI and criminal cases and two years working to protect abused and neglected children by prosecuting juvenile abuse, neglect and dependency cases and termination of parental rights proceedings. During that time she gained experience with a variety of issues affecting families and their minor children including substance abuse, mental health issues, domestic violence and parents exposing their children to criminal activities. Kathryn has amassed significant litigation experience through countless contested hearings, bench and jury trials in both civil and criminal proceedings. She is a member of the Dane County Bar Association and a volunteer with the Dane County Family Law Assistance Center.

Kathryn practices in all areas of family law litigation including divorce, legal separation, paternity, and post-judgment matters including child custody and placement disputes and revision of support and maintenance. Kathryn has been appointed by the court to act as Guardian ad Litem, representing children’s best interest in custody and placement disputes and child abuse and harassment restraining orders. Having this perspective allows her to better represent clients when those issues are present.

Kathryn strives to provide her clients with frank and realistic opinions and understands that a realistic opinion can only be reached after actively listening to her clients. Kathryn believes that when minor children are involved, their best interest should be the overriding focus of any proceeding.


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