Katherine Blackmon Carroll is the owner and managing attorney of the Law Offices of Katherine E. Blackmon, which is a trauma-informed family law firm with an emphasis on helping clients navigate difficult times with empathy and expertise. Carroll earned her bachelor of arts from Southern Methodist University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and founded the firm in 1997.
After Carroll passed the bar exam and received her license to practice, she began renting a one-room office in the Centre Place building in downtown Little Rock. “I asked God to send me clients in the area of law where I was most needed, and my first custody case walked through the door,” Carroll says. “More than two decades later, I own the 11th floor in that same building, and I am still practicing family law.”
Under Carroll’s leadership, the team at the Law Offices of Katherine E. Blackmon fights aggressively for their clients and just as frequently talks their clients through the emotions that go hand-in-hand with experiencing a divorce or custody matter. “I think people would be surprised to know that while we are a tough group of attorneys, we are also a very sensitive group of people,” Carroll says. “We genuinely care not just about the case but how our clients feel while going through it and, ultimately, how they feel when their case is over.”
Family law allows Carroll to use her intelligence and creativity to develop the legal side of cases while also working with the emotional aspect of trauma that so often results when a family is disrupted through divorce and the surrounding issues. Carroll describes herself as a ‘fixer’ and says, “I cannot let go of a problem until it is resolved.”
Carroll is extremely fortunate that everyone at her firm is resilient and dedicated. During this pandemic, the Law Offices of Katherine E. Blackmon has been able to maintain every aspect of its practice through technology, resourcefulness and a continued love for its clients. The team is excited to work with whatever the “new normal” brings.
From the start, Carroll’s law firm has been built on hard work and integrity and is still going strong because of sweat, tears, and a serious investment in the people she and her team serve faithfully.