Katherine MacDonald | Family Lawyer | Divorce Lawyer


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Katherine McDonald is a partner at Dethlefs Pykosh & Murphy, specializing in family law, estate planning, and estate administration. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Katherine founded her own general practice in 2013.

Katherine holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, where she also played Division I softball as a pitcher. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in Carlisle, PA. While in law school, she was a member of the Phil Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and worked at the Elder Protection Clinic. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 2012, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 2014, and the Supreme Court of the United States in 2016.

In 2022 and 2023, Katherine was recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Stars Honoree, and in 2022, she was named the Simply the Best Readers’ Choice Family Law Attorney by Harrisburg Magazine.

Katherine also volunteers her time with the Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia, PA, which provides services to the LGBTQ community, as well as with several local animal rescues, including Bunny Brigade Inc.