Maddox & Gerock, P.C.
Katharine Maddox is a Fellow of both the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Katharine is currently serving her first term as a Vice President of the USA chapter of the IAFL and she presently serves as Counsel to the IAFL.
Katharine strives to work as part of a team with her clients in order to achieve the best outcome possible. This is true whether the case involves complex assets, custody of children, determination of financial support, or any of the other myriad of issues which must be determined pursuant to a separation or divorce. Whenever reasonably possible, Katharine believes that rational settlements are in the best interests of the family unit in order to support the family moving on to the next phase of their lives. However, when litigation is necessary, Katharine is a strong advocate in the courtroom. As her mother (the founding partner of Maddox & Gerock P.C.) taught her, divorce attorneys do not create our client’s difficult situations but we can help to solve them in a respectful and professional manner.
Katharine has been included in Washingtonian’s list of best family law attorneys and she has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America by the Best Lawyers publication. Katharine has regularly been selected as a both a “Super Lawyer” in the Super Lawyers publication as well as a “Top Lawyer” in the area of family law by Northern Virginia Magazine. Katharine has also been recognized as one of the top lawyers in the field of family law by Virginia Business Magazine and she has received the top rating possible, “Superb, 10 out of 10” from the AVVO ratings website.
Katharine was first published in 2004 and has gone on to co-author the Virginia chapter of an international family law treatise with her law partner, Julie C. Gerock. Most recently, Katharine has been published on the topic of parent-child alienation in the context of family law cases as well as on the topic of relocation of children in custody matters.
Katharine has also presented at various legal conferences both domestically and internationally on a host of topics including processing divorces in Virginia, the Virginia rules of evidence, enforcement of custody orders and related remedies, application of the Uniform Child Custody and Enforcement Act, relocation of children (domestic and international), litigating parent-child alienation matters and law office management. Katharine has also co-organized and moderated two symposiums on the Hague Convention of the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, one in New York City and one in Quebec City.
Katharine received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Virginia and her Juris Doctor (with Honors) from The George Washington University, where she served as the Chairperson of the Law School Academic Integrity Committee. In addition to family law, Katharine is passionate about her own family, her rescue dog Bodhi and cooking as much and as often as possible.