about Kathleen Latham Farrell
Kathleen Farrell has been helping clients effectively navigate the difficult and stressful personal issues involved in family law cases for over 20 years. She understands the importance of providing her clients with compassionate support and strong advocacy to successfully resolve their unique family law matters. She appreciates the importance of keeping the client well informed and educated in the legal process.
She has successfully represented clients in a wide array of family law cases including complex divorces, contested custody cases, child and spousal support determinations, valuation and division of closely held businesses, domestic violence, and modification of custody or support cases. She has prevailed on appeal to the Virginia Court of Appeals in the case of Klein v. Klein, Record No. 2826-02-4, July 8, 2003. Her reputation for the successful use of aggressive advocacy and effective negotiation has contributed to the AV Preeminent rating she has earned from both her clients and colleagues.
Ms. Farrell is a well-respected member of the legal community, having served as President of the Prince William County Bar Association, as a Director in the Prince William County Bar Foundation, as a member of the local section of the Virginia State Bar disciplinary committee, and in many other important leadership positions. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Virginia Tech and a law degree from the University of Richmond. Between her undergraduate and law school education, she worked for several years as a claims adjuster, investigating and settling personal injury and workers’ compensation claims. She takes pride in bringing her reputation, leadership, education, and experience to work for her clients.
Virginia State Bar, 1988
education and court admissions
University of Richmond, TC Williams School of Law Juris Doctorate
Virginia Tech B.S., Business Administration
Virginia State Bar 1988 - Present Family Law Section
Prince William County Bar Association1988 - Present President, 2002 Family Law Committee, Co-Chair, 1995-1999 Community Outreach Committee, Chairperson, 2002-2006 Judicial Liaison Committee, Chairperson, 2002 Judicial Screening Committee, Member, two terms
Prince William County Bar Foundation Director, 2003-2015
Virginia Women Attorneys Association 2007 - Present Prince William County Chapter
Virginia State Bar Fifth District Disciplinary Committee, 2004-2011
Prince William County Circuit Court Commissioner in Chancery
Prince William County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Conciliator, 2005-2007
Fairfax County Circuit Court Neutral Case Evaluator, Property Distribution Cases, 2003 - Present