Of Counsel
kbigus@tatebywater.com

Kathryn (Kate) has been practicing law since 2003.  She has focused her practice on domestic relations, estate planning and estate administration. The two most stressful events in a person’s life are divorce and death. Kate takes great pride in the fact that she can plan, guide and counsel her clients during such difficult times in their lives. In 2005, she completed training in collaborative law practice (also called Collaborative Divorce, Collaborative Law, or Collaborative Dispute Resolution), a process designed to counteract some of the destructive side effects of the adversary legal system, and resolve divorces and other family law cases in the interest of the entire family.  For more information on collaborative law, please visit:www.co-divorce.com and www.collaborativepractice.com . In 2008, Kate became a partner with Tate, Bywater & Fuller, PLC.  Since starting her family, she is now working part time and is currently Of Counsel with the firm.

Kathryn D. Bigus (Kate) was born in Kingston, Pennsylvania. Soon thereafter her family moved to Northern Virginia, where she grew up and continues to consider home. She now lives in Fairfax County with her husband and three children.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Domestic Relations

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Education

Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University
Juris Doctor
Penn State Environmental Law Review
President, Women’s Law Caucus
ACLU, local chapter

University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts (History)
Bachelor of Arts (Women’s Studies)
Young Women’s Leader Program
Corks & Curls Yearbook
Delta Gamma Sorority

Appeals

Manhal Mograbi v. Manal Abdellatif, Record No. 1518-11-4 (May 15, 2012)
Angela A. Navas v. Segundo Navas, Record No. 2947-03-4 (July 20, 2004)

Publication

“Not In My Backyard: The Due Process Violations of the Pennsylvania Sewage Sludge Regulations”
11 Penn. St. Envtl. L. Rev. 251

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