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An attorney with over 30 years of family law experience, Attorney Martin’s background includes experience in resolving complex family law disputes through litigation, mediation and the collaborative process. Over the years, Attorney Martin’s work in representing parties and minor children has influenced her belief that a skillful mediator or collaborative attorney can resolve even the most difficult family law disputes concerning property division, child support and custody, and alimony. Since 2010, in keeping with her commitment to help couples resolve their family law conflicts without court intervention by using mediation and collaborative processes, she no longer accepts litigation cases.

Twice she received legislative appointments to serve as a member on two Connecticut Child Support Guidelines Commissions. As a member of the Commission, she drafted Guidelines legislation and chaired a subcommittee to draft statutory exceptions to the Guidelines.

She has been serving as a Special Master in Hartford Superior Court since 1992, a court-sponsored program that assists litigating couples in resolving their family law disputes.

Attorney Martin was designated the court-appointed attorney to represent the interests of three minor children witnesses in the manslaughter trial of State v. Manfredi (1985-1989).

In 2004 she received her training as a collaborative attorney. Since receiving her training as a private mediator in 1995, Attorney Martin has co-mediated with Dr. Mark Lucyk, a clinical psychologist.

Attorney Martin is the owner/founder of Law Office of Kathleen B. Martin, LLC, and Connecticut Family Mediation, LLC, with offices in Avon. She is also a founding member of Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Lawyers, now Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group.

Education & Memberships

Bar Admissions
Connecticut, 1982
U.S. Court District of Connecticut, 1984

Western New England School of Law, J.D. 1982
Received the American Jurisprudence Book Award for excellence in Administrative Law, 1981
University of Connecticut, B.S.

Professional Memberships
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce
Connecticut Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the CBA
Hartford County Bar Association and the Family Law Committee of the HCBA


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