Kathryn A. Hathaway

Kathryn A. Hathaway

Location:
Tallahassee, Florida
Phone:
850-391-2884
888-858-5404
Fax:
850-425-4704
Email:
Growing up in Chicago, some of my favorite family stories were of my Great Aunt Bert, the Lawyer.  Albertine Hathaway was born in the 1870s, passed the Illinois State Bar in 1903 and died 6 months before I was born.  By all accounts she was quite a character.  Deep inside I always wanted to be like her:  a lawyer and a character.  I prepared for my role as character by earning my B.A. in Vocal Performance.  Upon graduation in 1975, I toured with a national touring company of “1776”.  In 1978, realizing that I had to eat and feed my child, I gravitated naturally to the legal field, starting as a receptionist in a Boca Raton law firm and rising to paralegal.  I was encouraged by my employers to go to law school, so I headed to Tallahassee with my 6 year old son in tow for law school and graduated in 1986.

My career goal was always to have a small private practice serving real people, helping them solve real problems.  Over the years I have created an environment where I can serve clients my way:  with excellence, imagination and compassion.  After all these years, I’m still excited to come to work in the morning.  I love what I do.

My partner, attorney Wayne Sprague, and I bring our cats Boris and Natasha Badenov to work each day – therapy cats for the clients, staff and attorneys.  We work hard to make sure the we find the best possible outcomes for clients who find themselves in frightening and unfamiliar situations.  We enjoy helping our clients develop a picture of a better way of living on the other side of the current legal challenge.  Over the past 25 years, I have helped thousands of clients work through legal challenges and find a better life on the other side.

I like to think Aunt Bert would be proud.

Areas of Practice

  • Chapter 7 and 13 Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Home Foreclosure Help: Saving Your Home
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Administration

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy, American Board of Certification

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court
    • Honors: Robert J. Orseck Florida Bar Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: J. Braxton Craven Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: University Scholar, 1974

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Sections on Business and Small Practice Management, Member
  • Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2000 - 2003
  • Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association, President, 2001 - 2002
  • Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association, Secretary, 2002 - 2003