A Strong and Effective Advocate Dedicated to Handling Family Law Cases
Attorney Katherine (“Kate”) Potter concentrates her practice in all aspects of family law including adoption, divorce, custody, pre-marital and post-marital agreements, paternity, modifications, and LGBTQ family issues. Attorney Potter also practices in the area of probate law including estate planning and administration, as well as guardianship of minors, the elderly, and incapacitated individuals.
Attorney Potter began her legal career with two consecutive judicial clerkships, first as a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Superior Court, then as a Law Clerk to a Justice of the Appeals Court. Kate developed an expertise in child welfare law through her thirteen years as an attorney for the Department of Children and Families (formerly the Department of Social Services) where she gained a wealth of trial, appellate, and legal management experience.
In 2005, Attorney Potter joined the Suffolk Probate and Family Court as an Assistant Judicial Case Manager where she was responsible for managing court sessions, preparing cases for the judges, and assisting attorneys and pro se litigants with substantive and procedural issues. Attorney Potter’s in-depth knowledge of the probate court system gives her a unique perspective and is a valuable asset in her work with her clients.
Attorney Potter is a 1990 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and a 1982 cum laude graduate of Regis College. She is active in the legal community as an executive board member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and a member of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Norfolk County Bar Association.
Kate regularly volunteers as “Lawyer for the Day” in Norfolk County Probate Court, serves as an ARC attorney (Attorneys Representing Children) and has represented clients through the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Attorney Potter is active in her community as a long-time volunteer with the Big Sister Association.