Since 2006, Forrest Law Office has provided quality legal services in Thurston, Pierce, and King counties.  We litigate a variety of domestic relations matters including pre-marital agreements, divorce and separation, child custody, child support modification and enforcement of court orders and agreements.  We also handle estate planning matters, garnishments, and probates.

Our firm's key to professional success is based on three principles.  First, we strive to be well-prepared and knowledgeable at all phases of a case.  Second, we keep the client informed, discussing with the client all viable options, and the cost for such options, before moving forward.  Finally, we work closely with the client to help them see beyond the temporary angst and frustration of their circumstance and help them understand the long term impact of a legal resolution.                                                                                                                          

The firm's approach to each case is equal parts, practical and collaborative.  We understand the client's desire to resolve issues in a cost-effective manner and aim to settle disputes without litigation.  Our hourly rate is less than other attorneys not because we are less qualified, but because we believe that all clients should have access to our court system.  We strive to be results-oriented at Forrest Law Office, and do our best to streamline the legal process and the cost (financial and emotional) when resolving your legal issue.  



J.D., Washburn University School of Law 

B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2000 

College Year in Athens, 1999 

Bar Admissions 


United States District Court, Western District 


Kathleen concentrates her practice in the areas of domestic relations, estate planning, and probate. Many of her clients include military families, small business owners, and civil service employees. Although most of Kathleen's litigation experience has been at the trial level, she has worked on appeals in the Washington Appellate court. She has also served as a mediator in family law matters and is trained in collaborative law. 

Professional and Civic Activities 

Prior to law school, Kathleen worked in sales for LSI Logic Storage Systems, based in Milpitas, California. She also worked as a docket clerk for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle, Washington. Kathleen is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and Pierce County Bar Association. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Kathleen is an avid supporter of the Fighting Irish sports teams.  

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