Kathleen Lockwood
North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Staff Attorney

Kathleen Lockwood is a native of Welcome, NC. She earned a BA in English and Women and Gender Studies from UNC Chapel Hill in 2011 and a JD from UNC School of Law in 2015. During her time at UNC, Kathleen was a founding facilitator of One Act, a bystander intervention program to prevent interpersonal violence, and the Student Director of the Pro Bono Program.

Kathleen seeks to use her career to disrupt systems of oppression. She is especially passionate about ending domestic violence and the over-criminalization of communities of color. She previously worked as a weekend domestic violence shelter manager at Family Services of Davidson County and a Clean Slate Project Attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. In these roles, she learned the importance of recognizing the power of people who are directly impacted by systems of oppression. Kathleen currently works as a Staff Attorney at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In this role, she represents domestic violence survivors in protective order cases in Orange County, oversees an expunction project for survivors with criminal histories, and provides training and technical assistance to survivors and service providers across the state. She also serves as the CLE Chair for the Civil Rights Section of NC Advocates for Justice and a member of the Domestic Violence Issues Committee for the NC Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Kathleen lives in Durham with her partner, Munashe, and their smiley dog, Sugar.