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Meet the Team

Meet The McCarthy Law Firm Team

The family law attorneys you will work with at The McCarthy Law Firm provide a broad range of legal services to guide you through the process of divorce or legal separation. You will have the benefit of our full team’s diversity, depth and specialized knowledge at your disposal. This allows us to handle a broad range of issues from the most simple to highly complex assets. Since the founding partner, Kathleen McCarthy, began her Tucson family law practice in 1976, her focus has been on the needs of her clients. Every team member participates in a rigorous, ongoing training program with Kathleen.

We are highly skilled and resourceful, compassionate and specially trained. We are your family law legal team.

Kathleen A. McCarthy

Kathleen earned her Law Degree with Honors from the University of Arizona in 1976. She immediately waded headlong into the risky yet exciting process of opening her own practice which today is called The McCarthy Law Firm.

Early in her career, Kathleen learned legal services are only part of what her clients need. They also desperately needed a process to help them heal from the deeply personal and disruptive emotional turmoil that led them to divorce. Seeing this, she has examined how lawyers can help facilitate this healing by maintaining a laser focus on their client’s needs, showing a willingness to truly listen and inform without judgment, and being responsive to these needs. The unexpected outcome? The lawyer experiences healing, too. Witnessing the healing process in action spurred Kathleen to create a series of stress relief seminars for lawyers.

Holly Edwards

Attorney at Law

From her very first legal internship, Holly knew that she wanted to help families affected by divorce. Since receiving her Juris Doctor in 2004, she has practiced extensively in all areas of law affecting families. While Holly prefer to see cases settle, she is fully prepared to litigate if settlement is not possible. Holly has successfully completed the National Institute for Trial Advocacy program. In addition, she has extensive domestic violence advocacy training.

Natalie Evans Parkman

Attorney At Law

Natalie first moved to Tucson in 2004 to attend the University of Arizona. Although born and raised in the Phoenix area, she fell in love with the Old Pueblo during her undergraduate experience. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English in 2008 (Summa Cum Laude / Phi Beta Kappa), and her Juris Doctor Degree at the University of Arizona in 2011. 

Arianne Kerr

Attorney at Law

Ari has worn many hats working with families in crisis since the beginning of her career. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she was a social worker for children, taught middle school, worked as a youth career development specialist for at-risk youth, served as a judicial law clerk at Pima County Juvenile Court, and was a legislative legal intern with the Arizona Legislature. In 2014, her passion for helping families led her to obtain a law degree. Her entire legal career has focused exclusively on family law issues.

Scott Simonson

Attorney at Law

Scott has been with The McCarthy Law Firm since 2016. Before joining The McCarthy Law Firm, he worked as a commercial litigator, handling business and real estate matters. He’s been voted one of the top pro bono attorneys in Arizona, 2014 and Southern Arizona Legal Aid co-volunteer lawyer of the year, 2018. 

Edina Strum

Attorney at Law

Tucson native Edina Strum has been with The McCarthy Law Firm since 2009 and is a Certified Family Law Specialist. She’s known since childhood that she would be an attorney, and her care and concern for children and families led her to specialize in Family Law. 

Kayt Yrun-Duffy

Kaytlyn Yrun-Duffy

Attorney at Law

A born and raised Tucsonan, Kayt has been with The McCarthy Law Firm since 2011, her law clerk days. Her emphasis is business valuation and other complex financial matters related to family law cases. You’ll always see a smile on Kayt’s face. Her outgoing aspect and warmth are part of her ability to de-escalate conflict. She has a passion and real skill for helping people reach a reasonable resolution with minimal antagonism.