Born and raised in New Jersey, Kathy Lucas is quick to point out she grew up in “South” Jersey. Her parents are from Hungary which makes Kathy a first generation American (she is, however, a Hungarian citizen as well). Growing up she participated in sports such as soccer and softball but equally enjoyed dance, cheerleading, mock trial and was a debutant. She carries forward in her practice this love for variety by being just as comfortable in court as with mediating her clients’ cases. She instead focuses on her clients’ needs, goals and interests and how they can be best met. For Kathy every client is important and is treated like a member of the family.
She attended The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey for her undergraduate studies. During her four year college career she double majored in Psychology and Criminal Justice, graduating Cum Laude in both studies, earned a minor in Political Science and held down two jobs. It is no wonder she also considers this time when she became rather proficient in the “art” of multi-tasking. She then received her J.D. from the Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. While attending law school Kathy decided she liked North Carolina so much that she would make it home.
Kathy’s practice is exclusively devoted to family law and domestic cases including child custody and support, post separation support, alimony, equitable distribution, separation agreements, collaborative law and absolute divorce. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Wake County Bar. In 2011, Kathy challenged her aptitude in domestic law by sitting and passing the test required by the North Carolina State Bar to be recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law.
She lives in Raleigh with her husband and children. When she’s not working Kathy enjoys getting her hands dirty in the yard with various landscaping and gardening projects. She also enjoys traveling with her husband and going on family adventures with the kids!
Awards & Recognitions
- Martindale - 2021 Client Champion Platinum Distinction Award