- 600 South College Street
- Charlotte, NC 28202
- tel. 704.372.9870
Katherine S. Holliday
Katie Holliday began her professional career as a high school guidance counselor. After earning a Juris Doctor from the Duke University School of Law, Katie clerked for U.S. District Court Judge James B. McMillan in Charlotte, and then joined James, McElroy & Diehl in 1981.
In 1984, Katie left James, McElroy & Diehl to pursue advocacy for children and to raise her own three children. For thirteen years, she represented children in Juvenile Court and in custody cases, and was the director of the Children’s Law Center in Charlotte for ten years before returning to the firm in 1997.
Katie has been associated with the National Association of Counsel for Children for fifteen years, first as a board member and then as president, and currently serves as legal counsel to the organization. She is active in the North Carolina Bar Association and helped found the Juvenile Justice and Children’s Rights Section, serving as its first chairperson. Originally from Charlotte, she is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Mecklenburg County Bar Foundation.
- J.D., Order of the Coif, Duke University School of Law, 1980
- B.A., Wake Forest University, 1970
- M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1973
Bar & Court Admissions
- North Carolina State Bar
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Mecklenburg County Bar Association
- Named to the “North Carolina Super Lawyers” 2009-2013 editions – Family Law
- Named to the 2009-2012 editions of “The Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers® – Family Law
- Received the Council for Children's Rights 2009 Dolly Award
- Named 2009 Business North Carolina “Legal Elite” – Family Law
- Co-founded the Mecklenburg County Collaborative Family Law Practice Group in 2001 and promotes the collaborative law process as an option in her full time family law practice