Katherine M. Fogarty

Family Law & Personal Injury Attorney serving Fairfax and all of Northern Virginia

Kathrine Fogarty


Katherine M. Fogarty is a skilled and successful litigator with a great deal of trial experience. She started her career trying cases even before she became an attorney—preparing cases and appearing in court as a third year law school student- then trying personal injury jury trials shortly after becoming a licensed attorney. Many domestic relations attorneys do not have this deep trial experience, making Ms. Fogarty especially prepared to represent her clients in court.

Ms. Fogarty has been involved in many difficult cases—most recently three child custody cases where relocation was an issue.

“Some of the most difficult cases we try are custody cases. Of those, the most challenging involve relocation. Sometimes there isn’t any middle ground when one parent wants to move away, and I understand how hard these cases are for everyone.”

Along with her work at KFFJ Law, Ms. Fogarty has served as a Neutral Case Evaluator for the Fairfax County Circuit Court. This is a free service provided by the court to help people settle their personal injury or domestic relations cases through the use of a neutral party—an experienced attorney who can facilitate the settlement.

Ms. Fogarty is a long time resident of Northern Virginia, having attended Fairfax County Public Schools and graduating from Ft. Hunt High School. She now lives and works in the city of Fairfax. When she’s not working, Ms. Fogarty enjoys traveling and going to concerts at the many live music venues in the area. Ms. Fogarty has three daughters.

Professional Associations Memberships

  • Fairfax County Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section

  • Virginia State Bar, Member

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Family Law Section

  • Delta Theta Phi, Vice Dean, 1988 – 1989

  • GMUSL Women’s Law Association, President, 1987 – 1988

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Areas of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Family Law and Divorce
  • Child Custody, Support and Visitation
  • Alimony and Spousal Support
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Serious and Catastrophic Injuries


  • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
    J. D. – 1989
  • James Madison University
    B. A. – 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1989