News from​ kat​es & Barlow

The attorneys at Kates & Barlow are active in the greater Boston community beyond the conference room and the courtroom. They are frequent speakers at legal conferences and local law schools, and regularly present insights on various aspects of family law. Kates & Barlow is also proud to support the ongoing work of local charitable organizations.




Amanda Vanderhorst speaking at MCLE on June 25, 2024

On June 25, 2024, Attorney Amanda L. Vanderhorst will be speaking at the MCLE's program Discovery & Depositions in Family Law Cases - Getting the knowledge you need about your case.  



Peter Barlow preparing for Best Buddies Ride on June 1, 2024

On June 1, 2024 Peter Barlow will once again climb on his bike and endure the 100-mile trek from Boston to Cape Cod to raise funds and awareness for Best Buddies International.  This year Peter will ride to honor Kates & Barlow's Best Buddie Susan Goddard who passed after a brief illness back in March.  Susan was a member of Kates & Barlow P.C. for 14 years and was an inspiration to us all.  Please consider contributing to Peter's ride here Best Buddies Challenge

Attorney Mackenzie N. Kravitz is Elevated to Partner

Kates & Barlow P.C. is proud to announce that Attorney Mackenzie N. Kravitz has been elevated to Partner and has the support of the entire firm.  

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Attorney Amanda L. Vanderhorst Recognized by Lawdragon 500 Guide

Kates & Barlow, P.C. proudly announces that Attorney Amanda L. Vanderhorst has been selected to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Family Lawyers Guide.  

Attorney Vanderhorst was chosen through an extensive selection process involving independent research, peer assessments and review of professional accomplishments and leadership roles.  Thousands of attorneys across the U.S. were nominated for inclusion in the Lawdragon guide, with only the top 500 lawyers being named to the list.  

2024 Best Law Firms

Kates & Barlow, PC has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms. Our Family Law firm has been recognized since 2017.

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Amanda Vanderhorst and Linda Ouellette speaking at MCLE

On Friday November 17, 2023 Attorney Amanda L. Vanderhorst and Attorney Linda A. Ouellette will be speaking at the MCLE Trying Divorce Cases Event.

Amanda will be covering the topics of Direct Examination of a Party Witness with use of demonstrative aides and Cross Examination of a Licensed Real Estate Appraiser on the value of the Marital Home.

Linda will be covering the topics of Direct Examination of a Party Witness with use of depositions, interrogatories and chalks.  Cross Examination of husband on a Financial Statement, and Cross Examination of a Real Estate Broker on the value of a Marital Home.  


Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review and awarded to Kates & Barlow
Peter Barlow and Amanda Vanderhorst have each received their designations as a Certified Financial Litigators.
Kates & Barlow has had a Tier 1 ranking since the firm's inception in US News Best Law Firms in Boston for Family Law.
Peter Barlow has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2006. Amanda Vanderhorst has been named to the Rising Star list.
Peter Barlow has been cycling in the Best Buddies Hyannisport Challenge since its’ first year, to raise money and awareness.
Peter Barlow serves as MCLE's Family Law Advisory Panel in addition to being a frequent lecturer.