Kathryn Terry

2501 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
United States
Office Phone: 505-206-5044
Member since 2008
Membership Type: IACP




Kathryn Terry practices family law with a passion for the welfare of children. Although she has handled all types of family law cases, Kathryn is at her best when she is giving a voice to children – making sure their best interests are fully considered during family law proceedings. Kathryn does this not only through representation of parents in contested custody cases, but in her role as Guardian ad Litem, where she is appointed to be the child’s attorney. She has been appointed both in Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties in high conflict custody cases. In addition to high conflict custody cases, Kathryn represents children in abuse and neglect proceedings.

Kathryn’s broad family law practice includes cases involving complex property division, custody, child support, spousal support, guardianship and adoption. She has been appointed to serve as Settlement Facilitator in a variety of cases.

Kathryn feels strongly about protecting the integrity and dignity of divorcing couples and has included Collaborative Practice as a part of her family law work. Kathryn is currently the President of the New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group and is an active member on the Symposium Planning Committee. Kathryn is also a member of the Bridge Practice Group and the Zia Practice Group.

In addition to her family and children’s law work, Kathryn is leading a charge to improve the Children’s Court system. In 2008 she was named to the Children’s Court Rules Committee by the New Mexico Supreme Court and in January 2013, accepted the Court’s appointment as Chair of the Committee. She has served on the board of the Children’s Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar and on the board of Healing Addiction in our Community, a non-profit organization educating youth about the dangers of opiate addiction and developing the first youth-oriented transitional living center in New Mexico. Kathryn also serves on the board of Pegasus Legal Services for Children and mentors new law school graduates through the State Bar Bridge the Gap program.

Kathryn is recognized by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Family Law. In June 2013, Kathryn’s advocacy of New Mexico’s children earned her a place among New Mexico’s 2013 “40 Under 40″, a highly competitive honor bestowed by New Mexico First on the top 40 young professionals under the age of 40 making a difference in New Mexico.

Kathryn earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Tulane University. While at Tulane, she studied in Toledo, Spain. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law Children's Law

Professional Activities

President, New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group Board Chair, New Mexico Children's Rules Committee Board Member, Pegasus Legal Services for Children Member, Albuquerque Collaborative Practice Group Member, Bridge Pod Member, Zia Pod Mentor, Bridge the Gap Program, New Mexico State Bar Mentor, Court Improvement Project, Second Judicial Court, Children's Court Division Former Board Member, Past Chair, Healing Addiction in our Community Former Board Member, Children's Law Section, New Mexico State Bar

Undergraduate Education

Tulane University, Bachelor's of Arts degree, SPanish

Professional Education

University of New Mexico School of Law