Katherine L. McDonald

Have you or someone you love recently experienced a family divorce or seperation? You need an experienced attorney on your side to help you through these difficult times. Have questions? No problem, contact our team and get a free consultation.

Family Law

Have you or someone you love recently experienced a family divorce or seperation? You need an experienced attorney on your side to help you through these difficult times. Have questions? No problem, contact our team and get a free consultation.

About Attorney Katherine McDonald

Attorney Katherine McDonald is a partner with the Dethlefs Pykosh & Murphy. She focuses her practice on family law, estate planning, and estate adminstration. Before joining the firm, Katherine started her own general practice.

Katherine is a graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, majoring in political science and psychology. She also played four years of Division I softball as a pitcher. Katherine earned her Juris Doctor from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State Unviersity in Carlisle, PA, where she worked at the Elder Protection Clinic and was a member of the Phil Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Following graduation, she was admitted to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Katherine volunteers with the Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia, PA, which provides services to the LGBTQ community. She also volunteers as a rescue transporter, helping animals get from shelters and foster homes to rescues and adopters.

Areas of practice:

  • Adoption
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce
  • Elder Law

 

 

 

  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning (Advance Directive, POSs, Trusts, Wills)
  • Family Law

 

  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Guardianship
  • Name Changes
  • Support (Child, Spousal)

 

Education & Public Service

Education
  • J.D., The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, PA
  • B.A., Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Bar Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Awards

Harrisburg Magazine Readers Choice- Workers Compensation Attorney

Katherine McDonald won Reader’s Choice Family Law Attorney.

Professional Associations & Membership
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • York County Bar Association
  • Phil Alpha Delta Law Fraternity (past)
Volunteer Involvement
  • Mazzoni Center (Philadelphia, PA) which provides services to the LGBTQ community
  • Rescue Transporter, helping animals get from shelters and foster homes to rescues and adopters

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