Kathryn E. Yates

Kathryn practices in domestic relations matters, with experience in high-conflict divorce litigation involving complex financial issues and dissipation of assets, as well as contested custody and visitation matters.  In addition, she specializes in juvenile and education law matters, assisting families and children contesting Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s), Section 504 plans, and other matters relating to Special Education programs. Kathryn is fluent in Spanish.

Prior to joining the firm, Kathryn interned with the Children’s Law Center of Connecticut and Massachusetts where she was a Rule 3:03 certified student attorney and specialized in child welfare and Special Education matters on behalf of children and families.  While there she also gained extensive and valuable experience in custody, care and protection, and general education matters.  In law school, she fought for unemployment benefits for individuals who had been wrongly denied benefits for the Unemployment Action Center with a one hundred percent success rate.  Kathryn also participated in the Asylum and Human Rights clinic where she successfully fought to gain asylum for a Pakistani woman who had been persecuted because of her religion in Pakistan.  Prior to law school, Kathryn was a legal assistant at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP, where she assisted in complex litigation matters dealing with insider trading, back-dating stock options, and multi-million dollar corporations.

Since 2011, Kathryn has also been a volunteer attorney with the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project of the Boston Bar Association where she represents indigent clients in divorces and guardianship matters and is a Qualified Limited Representation Attorney for Middlesex County.  Kathryn is a certified Conciliator and has been accepted to become a Guardian ad Litem.  She is also a member of the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators and the President of BNI Junction in West Concord.

Kathryn was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in November, 2011 and the New York bar in January, 2012.  She earned her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2011.  In law school, Kathryn was elected and served as an Executive Editor for the Public Interest Law Journal of Connecticut and was twice awarded a Public Interest Law Group Fellowship for her work with indigent children and families.  She completed her undergraduate degree at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages and Literature.

To contact Kathryn, email her at KYates@bullwinkelbrooks.com or call the office at (978) 320-3400.