Katherine Fisher is a Board Certified Family law Specialist. She focuses her practice on family law, divorce, and the trial of matters concerning marital/ matrimonial issues. Prior to joining The Van Winkle Law Firm, Katie spent several years in private practice as a family law attorney, and she also worked at Western North Carolina’s highly regarded non-profit legal-aid firm, Pisgah Legal Services, representing community members in a wide variety of matters.

Before graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill in 2003, Katie spent almost 10 years providing vocational training and education to blind and multi-sensory impaired individuals. After working in Texas and Mexico for nearly a decade, she returned to North Carolina for law school. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UNC, Chapel Hill, which she received in 1992.

Katie has represented clients in matters involving divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, child custody, child support, domestic violence in North Carolina for over 16 years. Both inside and outside of the courtroom, Katie works with clients to achieve the best possible result with a “big picture” view of each case, and guides clients through difficult times such that they can be confident with their decisions and maintain a sense of dignity.

Practice Areas

 

Awards & Honors

  • Lawyer of the Year, Asheville Area - The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 - Family Law
  • Best of Blue Ridge Best Divorce Lawyer 2018, 2019
  • Best Family Law Attorney – Mountain Express Best of WNC 2020.

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law - Juris Doctor, 2003
  • University of North Carolina - Bachelor's Degree in Pyschology, 1992
 

Community Involvement

  • Board Member of 103.3 Asheville FM (Learn more here.)
  • Board Member of Open Path Psychotherapy Collective

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • Family Law Bench/Bar Liaison for the 28th Judicial District Bar
  • At-Large Member of the 28th Judicial District Bar Executive Committee
  • North Carolina State Bar since 2004
  • Buncombe County Bar
  • Member Harry C. Martin Inns of Court

Katie was born in New Orleans, LA and grew up in Atlanta, GA. She earned a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill and majored in psychology (1992). After college, she moved to Austin, TX where she worked with visually impaired children at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired for four years. The last 2 years of her time in Austin were spent enjoying great music and working at a small design and manufacturing company that sold home furniture and accessories. The job took her to trade shows across the United States, and frequently to Monterrey, Mexico where she worked with the factory personnel to ensure that production and work environment standards were upheld. They weren’t. In late 1998, Katie moved to Asheville, NC and started law school at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law in 1999. Upon graduation, she and her young family lived in Oaxaca, Mexico where she studied for the NC Bar exam and immersed herself in a Spanish language program. She was soon back in Asheville full-time and working as a staff attorney, then managing attorney, for the Mountain Violence Prevention Project at Pisgah Legal Services. After five years at Pisgah Legal, Katie went into private practice as an associate at Siemens Family Law Group for four years, and in 2015, she started her own firm, Moorefield & Fisher, P.A., with attorney Rhonda Moorefield. In 2017, Katie joined the Van Winkle Law Firm, bringing a full practice with her and starting a family law section in one of Asheville’s oldest and largest law firms.

Katie loves living in Asheville with her two sons and her dog, Butters. Katie frequently hikes around Western NC with the boys and Butters, is an avid reader, gardener and lover of music. Traveling is high up on the list and she is planning a trip somewhere far away once we are allowed to travel again.