Kathryn Burnstein

“I firmly believe that as a family law attorney I have several important obligations to my clients. First, I listen to my clients. In order to effectively represent a person, it is important to understand their story. I want to know where you have been, where you are, and where you want to go regarding your legal issues. Second, I educate my clients. My approach to family law is client driven. I want you to feel you are an active participant in your law suit. I want you to have the information you need so that you can make the important decisions regarding your life, your children, and your property. Third, I will help you set goals. I want you to understand where your case stands and the various ways your case can be resolved.”

“Additionally, as a single mother with three children, I have a unique perspective about divorce and family law. I began practicing law in 1993, and practiced family law exclusively from 1997 to 2002, when I had my first child. I stayed home with my three children until my marriage dissolved in 2013. At that time, my experience in family law helped me remain focused on my children’s welfare and focused on fostering a successful co-parenting relationship with my children’s father. It wasn’t easy, but the professionals that helped me through the process were focused on my well-being and the well-being of my children. Today, this is my focus with my own clients. Based on my personal experience, I know how important it is to have an attorney who listens, who is available, who educates, and who explains the options. That is the standard I set for myself with my own clients and I strive to reach that standard every day.”


Juris Doctor - 1992

Baylor University of School of Law,

Waco, Texas

B.A. in College of Arts and Letters - 1988

Michigan State University

Affiliations and Activities

Member of the Texas Bar Foundation

Member of the Austin Bar Foundation

Member of the Travis County Bar Association Family Law Section

Member of the Travis County Women’s Lawyers Association

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