Katie Hardersen King is one of the partners at Wake Family Law Group. She is a board-certified family law specialist who works with clients in matters involving North Carolina family law litigation, mediation, negotiations, and appeals. Katie is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She has earned an AV-Preeminent rating for professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking available from a lawyer’s peers.
Katie is certified as a Family Financial Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. She has also been certified as a Parenting Coordinator in high conflict custody cases since 2008.
Katie received her J.D. from Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in 2002. While in law school, Katie was the Editor-in-Chief of the Campbell Law Observer. Prior to law school, Katie received her B.A., cum laude, in English and Political Studies from Meredith College in 1999. She was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 2002.
Katie is the Immediate Past Chair of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA), a group with membership of over 1400 family law attorneys from across the state. She recently completed a 3-year term as a Council Member for the Family Law Section and was Secretary of the Section from 2011-2020. She serves on the Section’s Adoption and Modern Family Committees. Katie is also a member of the Wake County Bar Association and served a 3-year term on the Board of Directors. She is currently the Chair of the Tenth Judicial District’s Grievance Committee, which investigates complaints involving lawyers’ ethical conduct. She has previously served on the Tenth Judicial District’s Fee Dispute Resolution Committee. Katie is also an ally attorney member of the LGBT Family Law Institute, a group of family law practitioners from across the country who are experienced in representing members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Katie is actively involved in the community. She previously served on the Board of Directors for Wake County Smart Start, a non-profit organization which promotes, supports, and advocates for the needs of young children living in Wake County. Katie is also a member of Raleigh Professional Women’s Forum (RPWF) where she previously served as a board member. Additionally, she serves as the family law liaison for HOPE Court, a voluntary, federal drug treatment court for post-conviction individuals who currently suffer from or have a history of substance abuse and/or addiction. Katie and her family also foster animals for a local rescue organization (ask her to see a picture of her current fosters!).
Katie was certified as a specialist in family law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in 2007 and was re-certified in 2013 and 2018. She was one of the chapter editors for the publications, North Carolina Family Law Case Book with Critical Cases and North Carolina Family Law Marital Claims Deskbook (fourth edition and fifth edition–in progress). Katie has been selected for inclusion as a “Super Lawyer” in Family Law by the publication North Carolina Super Lawyers each year since 2020 and was included as a “Rising Star” in Family Law each year from 2012-2016 (until she aged out of the category). She was also included in Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” for 2021 and 2022. Katie is a frequent speaker across the state on family law issues.
KATIE KING’S AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Equitable Distribution | Spousal Support and Alimony | Separation Agreements | Divorce and Annulment | Child Custody | Child Support | Adoption | Grandparents’ and Third Party Custody/Visitation Rights | Termination of Parental Rights | Marital Agreements | Assisted Reproduction Law | Family Law Appeals | Domestic Violence | LGBTQIA+ Family Law | Parent Coordination
Paralegal: Caitlin Tatum
What Our Clients Say About Katie Hardersen King
When researching lawyers, your name kept coming up as an exceptional, honest lawyer. That description does not give you enough credit. You can tell how much you care about doing what’s right…Thank you for making one of the most stressful situations in my life so manageable.”
Knowing you were there when things arose in my case and having the confidence that you would help me figure it out was a huge comfort and source of strength throughout this process…”
I don’t know if you realize the magnitude of what you have done for me. You always treated me with dignity and respect, and, most importantly, you gave me the power and confidence to become independent for the well-being of my children. Your work is priceless.”
Words can’t express my thanks to you for your professionalism, support, and understanding through this transitional period. You’ve been my attorney, therapist, teacher, coach, and friend throughout this process. I’ve been so blessed and so lucky to have known you.”