A. Kathryn Fox

2033 North Main Street
Suite 1000
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Tel: 925.933.9000
Fax: 925.933.1926
kfox@foxandbank.com

Education

  • JD, Magna Cum Laude, University of San Francisco, 1986
  • BA, Summa Cum Laude, Dominican University, 1982

Admissions

  • Certified Specialist in Family Law, State Bar of California, since 1999
  • Licensed to Practice Law, California, 1986

LEGAL CAREER HISTORY

FOX & BANK LLP, 1999 to present
Walnut Creek, CA

Partner and founding member of Fox & Bank LLP, a law firm specializing in all aspects of family law, including divorce, domestic partnership dissolution, pre-and post-marital agreements, child custody, child support, spousal support and property issues. Practice areas include family law mediation and litigation.

BROBECK, PHLEGER & HARRISON LLP, 1997-1999
San Francisco, CA

Associate in the Tax and Estate Planning Department of the formerly nationwide law firm of over 400 attorneys. Handled a wide range of complicated high income and asset family law cases, as well as probate and trust administration and estate planning matters.

COMMUNITY LAW CENTER, 1987-1997
Oakland, CA

Staff Attorney in a private nonprofit law firm that specialized in family law and probate matters for low income families. Handled a variety of family law matters, as well as probate, conservatorship and guardianship matters. Supervised and trained junior and intern attorneys.

LAW OFFICES OF LONG & LEVIT, 1986-1987; Summer 1985
San Francisco, CA

Associate attorney in a civil litigation firm which specialized in legal malpractice, officers and directors liability and insurance law.

SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, Fall 1985
San Francisco, CA

Judicial Extern to the Honorable Joseph Grodin. Analyzed appellate briefs, writs and petitions. Prepared conference memoranda which assisted the Court in deciding whether to grant an appeal, writ or petition. Met weekly with Mr. Justice Grodin and staff to discuss pending appeals and writs and to examine relevant case law and legal issues. Proof-read and edited opinion drafts before publication.

PROFESSIONAL AND ACAMEDIC AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

AV® Preeminent (Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards), Martindale Hubbell every year since 2004.

Listed in Best Lawyers in America® every year since 2004.

Listed in The Top Women Attorneys in Northern California: 2012.

Listed in Northern California Super Lawyers® since 2004.

Listed in Top 50 Women Northern California Super Lawyers®: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Listed in Top Attorneys in Northern California (SF Magazine): 2013.

Listed in San Francisco's Top Attorney (American Registry): since 2011.

Listed in San Francisco'd Top Rated Lawyers (ALM/Martindale Hubbell): since 2012.

Named One of San Francisco’s Best Lawyers: 2009.

Alameda County Family Court Services Certificate of Appreciation for excellence of service, compassion and caring to benefit Alameda County families in crisis, 1997.

State Bar of California, Board of Governors Award for outstanding contribution to the delivery of pro bono legal services in California, 1988-1989.

Law School Honors:  Dean's Award (graduated first in class); Law Review, Senior Staff Member; American Jurisprudence Award, Wills and Trusts; McAuliffe Honor Society; Best Brief Award, Moot Court.

College Honors:  Outstanding Student Award, 1982; Bank of America Merit Award; Gamma Sigma Honor Society; Psi Chi National Honor Society; Dean's List (all semesters).