Creative, flexible and solution driven approaches are the best way to ensure your child and your family's needs come first. Each family is unique and deserves a well thought out strategy. Personalities, developmental milestones, work schedules, medical issues, financial realities and any other unique needs should drive outcomes.
Drawing on experience in mediations and negotiations, trial and hearings, education advocacy, grandparents rights, dependency, criminal proceedings and injunctions, termination of parental rights, mental health court and drug court, Baker Act and Marchman Acts, polygraph examinations, surrogacy agreements and negotiations, collecting judgments and child support, alimony, substance abuse testing, paternity and divorce cases, unemployment compensation, bankruptcy, social security disability proceedings, parenting conflicts and differences, an intuitive, 'big picture' approach is used.
Kimberly attended Bishop Verot High School and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2006, after attending Florida State University and Florida Gulf Coast University, graduating cum laude with a B.S. in Forensic Psychology. Honors included Moot Court Honor Society, Phi Alpha Delta, the Family Law Clinic and the Order of the Barristers Award. After graduating from Nova Southeastern University School of Law, she began her practice in criminal law. As a prosecutor, Kimberly gained extensive trial experience and became the court chief of the juvenile division and head of the special victims unit, prosecuting cases involving human trafficking, homicide, animal abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, injunctions and sexual assaults in Florida and Texas. Some of these were high profile cases that received notice in local news reports.
Kimberly began focusing on the needs of families and abused children, both as a family law attorney and counsel for the statewide Guardian ad Litem program. She became a Certified Florida Supreme Court Family Law Mediator and began conducting investigations as a private, court appointed Guardian ad Litem for children in family law cases.
Her legal career has focused on helping children and families, through collaboration with other mediators, attorneys, therapists, forensic accountants, physicians, educators and tutors, addiction specialists, the Department of Children and Families, law enforcement, the Children's Advocacy Center, case managers and other governmental agencies.
Kimberly has been involved in organizations such as Calusa Inns of Court, the Association of Family Law Professionals, the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the Lee County Bar Association, Hendry-Glades Bar Association, the Bishop Verot Viking Legal Society and the Florida Prosecuting Attorney Association. She is currently a co-chairperson for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem program. When not working with families, Kimberly can be found backpacking overseas, engaging in fitness and equestrian activities or spending time with friends and family.
Contact Kimberly: email@example.com