Commissioner Kathleen McKenna

Commissioner Kathleen McKenna: Attorney with Viola Law Firm, P.C.
Attorney Awards

Biography

After graduating from Santa Clara Law School in 1993, Commissioner McKenna began her private practice where she emphasized family law. In 2000, Commissioner McKenna was appointed by the San Mateo Superior Court as the coordinator of the newly created Family Law ADR program. In that role, she mediated over 300 disputes, resolving 85% of the cases assigned to her. In May 2001, she was appointed as a Commissioner of the San Mateo Superior Court where she sat on the Family Law Bench for over 10 years. Additionally, she has accepted general assignments and heard cases in a variety of departments including domestic violence, the Department of Child Support Services, criminal, unlawful detainers and small claims. In 2001, she was selected to receive the Outstanding Self-Development award from Women in County Government.With 20 years of experience in family law, including mediating and managing cases to settlement prior to trial, Commissioner McKenna has significant experience in matters concerning custody, support and property division.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Collaborative Law
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(650) 343-6400  Phone
(650) 342-6854  Fax
www.violaw.com
Law School Attended:
Santa Clara Law School, J.D., 1993
Year of First Admission:
1994
Admission:
1994, California
Memberships:
State Bar of California; Bar Association of San Mateo.
ISLN:
922307950
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

4.3/5.0 (2 reviews)
Peer Reviewed
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.5/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.5/5.0
  • Communication

    4.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 12/16/15 in Family Law

    Kathleen is a family law attorney who exhibits the highest foul_word_regandards of excellence and she has devoted many years to putting her all into both representing her clients and serving from the bench.

    Kathleen is a family law attorney who exhibits the highest foul_word_regandards of excellence and she has devoted many years to putting her all into both representing her clients and serving from the bench. Read less

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  • 3.6/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 09/24/15 in Family Mediation


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