Kathryn Lyons

Meet Kathryn Lyons, Family Law Attorney

Kathryn Lyons has been a family law attorney since 2012. She practices in all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, visitation, child and spousal support, property distribution, paternity and post-degree litigation. A versatile attorney, Kathryn provides her clients with a wide range of legal options for resolving their disputes. She possesses the skills to provide the right means of solving the issues in each unique case, whether it involves artful negotiation, mediation, a contested evidentiary hearing, or trial.

Prior to joining Petrelli Previtera Schimmel, LLC, Kathryn worked at a prominent family law firm in Illinois, where she joined as a law clerk in May 2012. Upon receiving her law license in November 2012, she became an associate attorney. Kathryn also previously worked as a law clerk in the litigation department of a New Jersey firm, and she gained experience working in all stages of civil litigation as a law clerk in Saint Louis, MO.

Kathryn graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, where she obtained bachelor’s degrees in political science and English. During her undergraduate studies, she completed a semester abroad in London, England and served as a caseworker for the Deputy Prime Minister of London’s Parliament. Throughout her four years at the University of Rochester, Kathryn served as a Writing Fellow and tutored students in all stages of the writing process.

Kathryn obtained her law degree from Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. During her studies, Kathryn participated in the Government Lawyering Clinic, for which she completed an Externship with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois. As a Supreme Court Rule 711 intern, Kathryn appeared on behalf of the United States in Federal Court in various proceedings and hearings. Further, Kathryn competed in several intramural moot court competitions while at Washington University, and she served as the Secretary for the Sports and Entertainment Law Society.

Kathryn is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Illinois. She is working at the firm’s Princeton, NJ office. She is available, by appointment, in the Philadelphia, Bucks County or Voorhees, NJ offices.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Washington University
  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, University of Rochester
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Rochester

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Illinois

What Clients Say About Us

This firm is very good. They gave me good advice and so far I’ll still have custody of my grandchildren and with his help I shall maintain that custody. Superior.- A Family Law Client, Philadelphia, PA
Petrelli Previtera Schimmel worked with me on case and he was great. His staff and lawyers are so friendly and helpful. You can tell they cared by how quickly they returned my calls. Even if Mr. Petrelli was unavailable to assist me, his associate was there to answer my questions. I am very happy with their work and their rates are reasonable. If you need a family lawyer, these are the guys to go to.- A Pennsylvania Client, Delaware County, PA