Katherine Wiggins Fisher

Tel: (252) 937-2200 Fax: (252) 937-8100 kfisher@bwsw.com

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Katherine was born and raised in Rocky Mount; however, she spent the first portion of her legal career practicing in High Point with Schoch and Schoch attorneys at law. She joined Battle Winslow in 2000 and became its first female partner in 2003. Katherine’s area of practice is family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and equitable distribution. She has been active with the Council of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association since 2004. She served as Chair of the NCBA Family Law Section for the 2014-2015 bar year. Presently she is a board member of the NC Bar Association and NC Bar Foundation Board of Governors serving a three year term. Along with being active in the legal community, Katherine is active in the Rocky Mount/Nash County community. She is a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church in Rocky Mount where she has served as a Deacon and is presently an Elder serving on the Session; current member of the Board of Trustees of Nash Community College; prior board member of Meals on Wheels; prior member of Junior Guild of Rocky Mount, and former Vice Chair of Public Policy of the Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce.

When Katherine is not at work at the office or in the community, she enjoys running, reading a good book, and most importantly, spending time with her husband, Mike, and her twins, Walt and Ann Cleveland.

Areas of Practice:

Education:

  • J.D., Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University, 1992
  • B.A., University of North Carolina, 1989

Licensed:

  • Admitted to Bar 1992, State of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for Eastern District of North Carolina

Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association: Current Member of Board of Governors; Past Chair, Past Vice Chair, and Past Secretary of the Family Law Section; Past Council Member of Family Law Section
  • Nash-Edgecombe Bar Association
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Past Member, Guilford Inn of Court
  • Past Treasurer and member, 18th Judicial District
  • Past member, High Point Bar Association

Civic Activities (current and past):

  • Nash Community College, Member, Board of Trustees
  • Meals on Wheels of Rocky Mount, Past Board Member
  • Junior Guild of Rocky Mount Sustaining Member
  • First Presbyterian Church in Rocky Mount: Current Elder, Past Deacon (secretary of Board), Former Senior High Youth Advisor
  • Tar River Civic Club
  • Nash-Rocky Mount Communities in Schools
  • Lucy Ann Brewer Boys & Girls Club
  • High Point Kiwanis A.M., Club, Past Board Member
  • High Point Junior League

Awards and Recognitions:

  • 2017 North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award
  • Best Lawyers in America in area of Family Law
  • Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite in area of Family Law
  • US News and World Reports Best Law Firms