Kathryn S. Lazar, Esq. JD

Lazar & Schwartz
280 Route 82
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
(845) 896-9651

Kathryn graduated from Reed College in 1971 and from Cornell Law School in 1976. She has been practicing in Dutchess County since then, primarily in private practice as a matrimonial lawyer and a divorce mediator. A firm believer that the solutions to family problems lie in careful, thoughtful, joint review and planning, Kathryn supports the resolution of issues out of Court both in her mediation practice and in her collaborative practice. Having handled thousands of cases in litigation, mediation and collaboration, she brings her experience and attention to each case, and works with the clients to achieve a result consistent with their own personal values.

Collaborative Training

Year Training Type Instructor Hours
2014 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Self 7
2014 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Self 5
2014 Basic Interdisciplinary Training Self and Others 16
2013 Basic Collaborative Law Training Self 16
2000 Basic Interdisciplinary Training Tesler, Thompson & Ross 16
1982 Mediation Training John Haynes 40

Areas of Practice


Undergraduate Education Law School
Reed College, 1971
B.A. in Literature and Education
Academic Commendation
Cornell Law School, 1976
Graduated Cum Laude

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