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Kathryn Walsh

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Kathryn Walsh, South Carolina Family Law AttorneyWith over 24 years of experience, Greenville Family Law Attorney Kathryn Walsh brings her knowledge and experience in family law to McIlveen Family Law Firm.  

South Carolina Divorce Lawyer, Kathryn Walsh started in private practice, opening her own firm within her first year and handling divorce, child custody, alimony, and property division matters.  She defended juveniles in family court charged with crimes and worked in other diverse legal areas such as construction litigation, small business incorporations, and small estate matters.

Prior to starting at McIlveen, Kathryn was a trial attorney, prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases and working zealously towards placing children in safe, permanent homes.  

Kathryn graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1989 with honors from South Carolina College, earning her Bachelor of Arts with a major in history and a cognate in religious studies.  In 1994, she graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law where she had been the business editor for the South Carolina Environmental Law Journal.

She is admitted to practice in South Carolina, the United States District Court, and the United States Supreme Court.  Family Law Attorney Kathryn Walsh is also certified as a Family Court Mediator.

She used her experience to teach several semesters as an adjunct instructor at Greenville Technical College, teaching in the paralegal, management, and criminal justice departments.

Kathryn has been an active member of Rotary International, serving in various leadership roles and leading the Group Study Exchange to Argentina.  An Upstate native, Kathryn was named one of Greenville’s Best and Brightest under 35, and she has been on the board of directors for Compass of Carolina and the Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce.  

Kathryn spends her free time with her three children, and as a family, they foster rescue dogs through Lucky Pup Rescue SC. Kathryn puts to use her practice of running after three children by running local 5K and 10K races, and even a few half marathons.  


  • Greenville's Best and Brightest under 35

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Compass of Carolina, Board of Director's Member
  • Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce
  • South Carolina State Bar
  • Rotary International, Member


  • University of South Carolina 
  • University of South Carolina School of Law


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Favorable Outcome!

We found Attorney Kathryn Walsh to be meticulous down to the smallest detail in preparing us for our court testimony.  She explained court room processes clearly and concisely based on her years of experience.  We found her advice to be relevant and timely to our case.  Her guidance enabled our testimony to have a direct impact on a favorable outcome for our case

Recommend Her to Anyone!
I hired Kathryn Walsh last year to represent myself and my children against DSS. Kathryn came highly recommended from my personal friend and attorney Steve Denton. I knew with out a doubt if Steve recommended her she would take care of me. Once I met with Kathryn and discussed my situation she made me feel as if she would fight for me until the end. Kathryn constantly stayed in contact with me to keep me informed of what was going on and what I needed to expect. She gave me her personal cell number and always answered my calls. There was never a moment where I felt like I was fighting my battle alone. Once the court date came around she owned the court room and presented our arguments with zero flaws! By the time she was finished it was all I could do to stay in my seat she had me wanting to become an attorney. I would 100% hire Kathryn again and would recommend her to anyone!
I would 100% retain their services again!

Despite being at a difficult time in my life, I can look back at my experience with McIlveen Family Law Firm as a positive one.  Their staff knew me by name by the first visit, and I was always made to feel not just a client, but a part of the team.  Sometimes my feelings were not always serving MY best interests, and Ms Walsh always listened and offered advice.  She never discounted my feelings, and always worked towards MY goals and wants.

I would 100% retain their services again were I to need them.