Katherine Birnbaum is a partner at Birnbaum, Lippman, & Gregoire. She has practiced exclusively in the area of marital and family law for approximately 24 years and is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Birnbaum is a Board Certified Marital and Family Law Attorney. Marital and Family Law Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. In addition to her certification as a specialist in marital and family law, she is a Certified Family Law Mediator. Ms. Birnbaum has also received appointments from the 17th Judicial Circuit Court as a Special Magistrate. Most recently, Ms. Birnbaum completed the training for Collaborative Law in 2018.
Ms. Birnbaum is the author of “Equitable Distribution and Special Equities,” Florida Dissolution of Marriage, 4th through 11th Editions; and Co-authored “Representing a Spouse Accused of Domestic Violence in Divorce Proceedings,” American Journal of Family Law, Vol. 12, No. 2 (Summer 1998). She is also contributing author for Strategies for Family Law in Florida: Leading Lawyers on Working with Clients, Creating an Effective Strategy, and Handling Complex Cases (Inside the Minds) 2015 Edition Thomson Reuters/Aspatore. Ms. Birnbaum also lectures, including for the Broward County Family Law Section, the workshop series in Forensic and Behavioral Criminology on Child Custody Evaluations and Family Assessments, Nova Southeastern University Spring 2006 and the Family Law Litigation Workshop, Nova Southeastern University. Ms. Birnbaum participated in the 2017 Trial Advocacy Workshop, Family Law Section as a Workshop Leader in 2017. Ms. Birnbaum was honored by the Broward County Commission on the Status of Women for Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business in 2017.
Ms. Birnbaum’s broader community work includes serving on the Executive Counsel of Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc. and also served as the Co-Chair of “For the Public Good” 2006, 2007 and 2009. She served as Chair of the Broward County Bar Association Family Law Section, in 2001, a board member for The Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court from 2005-2017. Ms. Birnbaum has been listed as a SuperLawyer for every year since 2009 and was recognized as one of the “Top Fifty Women Lawyers” across all practice areas by Florida Super Lawyers (2014).
- University of Florida, J.D., with high honors, 1993
- Order of the Coif, 1994
- Florida Law Review, 1993
- Florida Atlantic University, B.A., with distinction, 1991
- The Florida Bar, 1993
- Seminole Tribal Court, 2017
- Collaborative Law Professionals of South Florida, 2018