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. There she spent several years focused on protecting 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 modification of maintenance and child support. Her practice includes grandparent visitation, termination of parental rights, and step-parent adoption. Kathryn has been appointed by the court to act as Guardian ad Litem, representing children’s best interest in custody and placement disputes, adoption termination of parental rights proceedings, as well as child abuse and harassment restraining orders. She has also been a presenter with the State Bar of Wisconsin on family law issues and Guardian ad Litem training.
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. When minor children are involved, Kathryn believes their best interest should be the overriding focus of any proceeding.