Kimberly earned her Associates in Science in Paralegal Studies from Davenport College in 1994, the same year she interned at the Kent County Public Defender’s Office as an investigator. While working full time at a Grand Rapids law firm, Kimberly went on and earned her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Davenport College in 1997. She then worked several years as a paralegal for the Chapter 12 and 13 Bankruptcy Trustees.
Kimberly has spent the past ten years mainly representing debtors in bankruptcy cases both in the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan. Kimberly has been a speaker at Bankruptcy Seminars. She is also on the Board of Directors and is President of the Debtors Bar of West Michigan. Kimberly also serves as a council member of State Bar Social Security Lawyers Section.
While in law school, Kimberly received awards for her excelled performance in Advanced Writing and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Further, Kimberly spent a year assisting persons with disabilities, mainly facing employment and education discrimination issues, at Disability Advocates of Kent County. Kimberly graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School with her Juris Doctorate in May 2007 and passed the July 2007 bar examination. Remarkably, Kimberly accomplished all of this while working and raising a family, giving her a depth of experience that many fairly-new attorneys lack.
Here at Apple Street Law Office, P.L.C., Kimberly continues to represent debtors in chapter 7, 12, and 13 bankruptcy proceedings. She also advocates for individuals who have been denied their Social Security Disability benefits. Kimberly also represents clients in divorce matters, civil actions, child welfare actions, and defending adults and juveniles charged with criminal offenses. Kimberly participates in various continuing legal education seminars to insure her knowledge of the law is always up to date.
Kimberly has been actively practicing in Barry County for over six years and is involved in the community. She is a member of the Barry County Bar Association and the Kiwanis Club of Hastings. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation with Kimberly!