Katherine M. Amato, Partner

Katherine E. McCarthy

Kate recognizes that every case is both unique and important. She approaches family law cases with the understanding that her clients are navigating through very difficult legal and personal experiences. Kate works diligently to get to know not only her client’s case, but her client as well. She believes that a personal relationship is essential to understanding her clients’ goals and achieving the best outcome for her client.

With a background working with children and families facing the court system, Kate brings a keen understanding of the human elements of family law while zealously advocating her client’s position.


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Contact Information:
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Phone: (413) 732-2301
Fax: (413) 452-0305

Legal Assistant:  Lori Baru
Paralegal:  Kathy Weller

Practice Areas:


  • Springfield College, B.A., 2009
  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2013

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Connecticut, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2013

Bar Associations:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association

Honors & Awards:

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2018
  • Excellence in The Law, Up & Coming Lawyers 2016
  • Springfield College 40 Under 40 award recipient, 2016
  • Invited by Massachusetts Senator Eric Lesser to take part in a round table discussion regarding the Massachusetts Senate’s “Millenial Engagement Initiative” led by Senator Lesser and Senate President Stan Rosenberg.

Community Involvement:

  • Board of Directors, Forest Park Zoo (2016-2017)
  • Volunteer, Hampden County Probate and Family Court Lawyer for the Day program
  • Past Member of Board of Directors, Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (2014-2016)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Past member of the Family Law Section Council (2014-2015)
  • Co-Chair, Work-Life Committee, Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield
  • Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County
  • Volunteer Judge for the Massachusetts Bar Association Statewide High School Mock Trial Program, 2017, 2019
  • Member of the Hampden County Legal Clinic’s Pro Bono Associate Advisory Board, June 2018 – Present
  • Panelist, MCLE Cutting Edge Issues in Western Massachusetts Family Law, 2019


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