Kathleen Treadwell
Primary Practice Areas
• Separation and Divorce
• Spousal Support
• Mediation
• Child Custody

• University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(B.A. English 1999)
• University of Mississippi School of Law
(J.D., magna cum laude, 2002)



Kathleen Treadwell

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Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Separation Agreements
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Domestic Violence
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Property Division (Equitable Distribution)
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Spousal Support
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation


Kathleen is a litigator who focuses on family law cases. In addition to representing clients in separation negotiations, she counsels and represents clients in child custody, child support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution and divorce matters. Kathleen also does personal injury litigation.
Admissions & Certifications
  • Admitted to North Carolina Bar in 2006
  • Admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2002
  • NCDRC Certified Mediation – Family Financial
Professional Organizations
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Alamance County Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Maintains an AV® Preeminent™ 4.6 out of 5 Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell (the highest peer review competence and ethical rating possible)
  • Rated 8.6 out of 10 “Excellent” on Avvo
  • Named 2019 Citizen Lawyer by the NC Bar Association
  • Named 2016 Rising Star by Super Lawyers
  • Named 2011 Women Extraordinaire by Business Leader Magazine
  • Top 40 Leaders Under 40 (2010)
Community Involvement
  • Board of Directors for the Alamance Community College Foundation
  • Board of Directors for Alamance Community Foundation
  • Board of Directors for the Open Door Clinic of Alamance County
  • Grant advisory committee for Impact Alamance
  • Founding member of Alamance County Women United Chapter
  • Review committee for the Innovation Fund
  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word at Blessed Sacrament Church

Previous activities include:

  • Past president of the Alamance Regional Medical Center Charitable Foundation
  • Campaign Cabinet for the United Way of Alamance County
  • Alamance County Teen Court
  • Board of Directors for Healthy Alamance
  • Advisory Board of Alamance County Recreation and Parks
  • Board of Directors for Alamance Medication Assistance Program
  • Volunteer coordinator for the Young Lawyers Division Disaster Legal Assistance Program
  • Child Advocacy Committee of the Mississippi Young Lawyers Division
  • Board of Directors of the Child Abuse Prevention Center
  • Board of Directors of the Vicksburg Early Education Program
  • Ninth District Drug Court Steering Committee
  • Allocations committee of the United Way of West Central Mississippi
  • Port City Kiwanis Club
  • Kathleen enjoys training for and participating in long course triathlon events, eating cupcakes, and spending time with her beloved husband, two children, and adorably mischievous dog.

Working With Us


At Pittman & Steele, we sit with our clients, not across from them. We listen first, then speak. We work for our clients, not around them. Pittman & Steele takes the long view, investing in relationships and our local community. It’s not about parking spaces, dark suits, or thick documents. It’s about outcomes that position our clients for success. If your business, non-profit, or family needs expert legal counsel, we welcome the conversation.

If you would like to start the conversation, please contact us at 336.270.4440

Please note that we cannot represent you nor can we treat unsolicited information as confidential until we know that doing so will not create a conflict of interest. Accordingly, please DO NOT send information about any matter unless you have a written engagement letter from us stating that we represent you as a client.