Kathryn Woods

Kathryn Woods
Kathryn Woods

Kathryn Woods is a family law attorney at Elise Buie Family Law Group. She has been with the firm since 2016.


An experienced family law practitioner with a passion for empowering her clients to reach informed decisions about their futures, Kathryn’s practice focuses on collaborative family law. With her expertise and guidance, Kathryn has assisted her clients in creating parenting plans, negotiating settlements, and guiding her clients to reach considered resolutions.


A skilled litigator should the time or occasion arise, Kathryn is committed to using alternative dispute resolution as a primary means to reach outcomes that promote the wellbeing of the entire family for years after her clients finalize their divorce. Her approach to civil negotiation repairs broken relationships and builds new, stronger ones, instead of tearing them apart.


Philosophy and Background


Kathryn has extensive trial and courtroom experience but understands that the best approach to divorce often requires taking the decision-making power out of the hands of the family court system and a judge and placing it back into the hands of her clients.


Trained in mediation and negotiation and holding a Professional Mediation Skills Training Program certificate from the University of Washington School of Law, Kathryn strives for solutions that work best for all parties involved. She believes strongly in working with her clients to educate them about the legal process and empower them to make the best decisions for their future.


Kathryn holds her B.A. in Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington and her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.


She is fluent in Spanish.


Role in the Seattle Community


In her free time, Kathryn enjoys spending time with her family and children. She is a pet lover, a foodie, a gardener, and a dressage horseback rider.

Kathryn enjoys traveling whenever she has the opportunity. In addition to calling the Seattle-area home, she has lived abroad in the United Kingdom, France, and Argentina and traveled extensively in Europe and South America.


For more information about Kathryn Woods, you can visit her on Avvo or LinkedIn.


Industry Accolades & Awards


  • Named Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Named Ones to Watch List by Best Lawyers
  • Named Top 10 under 40 for Washington by National Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Named 40 under 40 Family Lawyers by American Society of Legal Advocates
  • AVVO rating: 10 out of 10

Bar Admissions


  • Washington State

Professional Associations


  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Collaborative Practitioners of Washington
  • King County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements


  • CLEs: “Moving with the Times: Understanding Generational Demographics” presented at Collaborative Practitioners of Washington Annual Conference, 2020.

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