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Kimberly Ann Berry

Criminal defense Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   104 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2007
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About Kimberly

Learn Kimberly’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    As a seasoned trial attorney, Kimberly Berry is well known as a premier criminal defense attorney in Georgia.

    18 years, 2,150 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    Ms. Berry is one of Georgia's premier DUI Defense lawyers, successfully defending hundreds of cases throughout Georgia.

    18 years, 1,100 cases

  3. Sex crime
    25%
    Kimberly has helped many clients with rape, sexual battery and child molestation cases. These are extremely serious cases and she takes extra special care to get top results.

    18 years, 150 cases

AGGRESSIVE AND AFFORDABLE CRIMINAL DEFENSE. CALL 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK: 404-800-7286

I love being a lawyer and fight hard to  get justice for my clients.  I am a trial lawyer and prepare each case as if it were going to trial.  Most cases do not have to go to trial as a favorable plea bargain is often reached, but I am always prepared for litigation so my clients can get the best possible outcomes in their cases.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 9 ...

Photos and videos

Top 40 under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer in the State of Georgia Award, 2016

Location

Kimberly A. Berry
10 GlenLake Parkway
Suite 130, First Floor, South Tower
Atlanta, GA, 30328

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Benjamin | May 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Charges Dropped!!
We hired Kimberly Berry when I was arrested for a DUI. Throughout the entire process, Ms. Berry was incredibly helpful and supportive, she and her team made sure to keep me informed at every point of the case. When the actual trial took place, I was never unsure of what the outcome would be, Ms. Berry did such an amazing job during this trial and in the end was able to get the DUI charged dropped! For anyone who is unfortunate enough to be in this situation, Ms. Berry would be the first lawyer I recommend someone hires.
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Posted by Alex | May 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stuck with me every step of the way and delivered!
Oh man where to start! My case was over a year and a half in the making. I immediately did some research following the incident and quickly came across the highly rated attorney Berry. After a call to discuss the situation (and my demands that we fight this to the end!) I immediately felt comfortable putting my case in her hands. As a busy, working professional she and her team took care of everything along the way including filing paperwork and setting up court dates. When we finally came to the trial she was very well prepared and delivered on her confidence that we would have a 90-95% change of winning. She was right! After a day long trial of her battling for me we emerged victorious so decisive that it took the jury less than 15 minutes to deliberate. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Dustin | April 6, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
PERFECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had to fight a battle for 25 months and Kimberly and her team kept me informed from day one and OMG! what an amazing team she has because after all the time and stress she got my case dismissed and what a feeling to finally breath for a wrongful arrest and it was proved by my amazing Attorney and team. Thank you from the bottom of my heart from my family to you for just being perfection and getting myself closure for the horrible experience I had to deal with for 2 plus years. I am at a loss of words how thankful I am for your firm for all you have done for me and to clear my name and make sure the officer was properly accused of his wrong doings for a false arrest and also mishandling my Federal Service Animal the way he did and threating to shoot him and many witnesses were there when it was said while I was handcuffed and he was trying to protect his handler like he is trained for. I hope and pray your firm can keep doing such amazing work for anyone in need because you will make sure we are represented to the upmost and treated like royalty.
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Posted by Marshall | January 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer I’ve had
Kim was there for me every step of the way through my case. Whatever I needed she assisted me. I even needed a letter to secure the job of a lifetime and she provided that for me. We also got the best outcome for my case. She and her team (Madison Gibbs) was worth every penny. If you’re in Atlanta and need a lawyer she will work for you…and she gave me great advice and fought hard for me in a case that took 4 years to finally close. Kim and her team are the best and if you need a good attorney she is your best bet!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Saved My Life
I am very pleased with Attorney Berry and her team. Even in my most anxious times, everyone was responsive, understanding and VERY knowledgeable. I faced some serious charges, but Attorney Berry and Attorney Gibbs were patient with me every step of the way and my charges were reduced. I am very happy about this, considering the charges. Also, Christy always responded quickly and answered any questions that I had related to my case. They are even supportive after the process because you feel lost during the process. I highly recommend Attorney Berry! Thank you!
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Posted by Ralph | June 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Hired
Her and her team are with you every step of the way. They are very responsive and will keep you informed with everything going on.
Posted by Brittany | May 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
I first contacted the firm in 2019 and spoke to Richard Lawson but ultimately Kimberly ended up taking my case. It was a long journey and Kimberly was able to get an extremely favorable outcome for my case. I am forever grateful!!! Everyone that I had contact with at the firm was very kind and helpful. In the end, Richard was there for my last appearance so we had a full circle moment. Kimberly and team, thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Charges Dropped!!
We hired Kimberly Berry when I was arrested for a DUI. Throughout the entire process, Ms. Berry was incredibly helpful and supportive, she and her team made sure to keep me informed and to guide me through everything that was taking place. Before the actual trial took place, she negotiated and was able to lower it from a DUI to a reckless driving charge. For anyone who is unfortunate enough to be in this situation, Ms. Berry would be the first lawyer I recommend someone hires.
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Posted by Casey | August 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Completely amazing!
Mrs. Berry impressed me from our very first conversation. When all the other lawyers I had a consultation with was trying to scare me into hiring them Kimberly was a voice of reason. She immediately calmed my nerves and let me know the likely scenarios. Her partners and staff were always professional and knowledgeable. When I told other people involved in my case who was representing me, I was consistently reassured I had the right person for the job. Her colleagues hold her in high regards. She was always responsive and was eager to answer any questions as I came up with them and I came up with a lot. There is no doubt that she got the best possible outcome for me. I’ll just say for 2 DUIs within a month apart and these being my 5th and 6th lifetime DUIs I did zero jailtime. Thank you and your team for the hard work you all put in.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
She saved my life
What can I say… my life was nearly ruined through a series of events that could have destroyed my entire life. My first real mistake in life caused by a very brief laps in mental health and things were looking grim. Despite the severity of my personal situation, Kimberly kept me calm and continually answered all my questions. She got my sentence reduced to probation only and after serving 1/2 of my time, I was released with the motion to have my record expunged as though it never happened. Never in these past few years did I imagine myself coming back from such an awful situation. I am eternally grateful for everything Kimberly and her team have done for me. They gave me my life back and honestly could no way have done this without her. Would recommend 10000000000000%. Don’t hesitate, call her. No matter how bad the situation, she will get you the absolute best outcome.
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Posted by Steve | August 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
NOT GUILTY DUI LESS SAFE AT TRIAL AT CHEROKEE COUNTY GA STATE COURT
I will start off by saying that the reason Kimberly Berry is a criminal defense attorney (in my opinion), is due to the not only is she a very intelligent person, talented, quick, sharp and delightful....the main reason is because she is a compassionate, caring and woman of the utmost integrity. She is one of the most decent human beings I have had the pleasure to ever meet. I was pulled over in July of 2021 for multiple traffic offenses and less safe DUI. My trial took place in August of 2021. All of the other cases that trial week plead out, Ms Berry convinced me to go to trial all along and we made it all the way to trial and she landed us victorious! It was a brutal week in my life but it was necessary to challenge the DUI less safe which I was innocent of as well as challenging the traffic charges. Not Guilty DUI thanks to an outstanding attorney. Kim will make you feel at ease and have you look at the case objectively so you can make sound decisions. If you have a DUI or any traffic citations you believe you are innocent and need to challenge, don't just hire any attorney. Hire someone who knows how to win at trial. Thank you again Ms Berry.
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Posted by Dwain | April 26, 2022
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NOT GUILTY ON ALL 4 COUNTS!!!!!!
I was visiting Georgia from NYC as I have family members that reside in the Lithonia area. I had a police officer stop my vehicle in the McDonough area back in 2020 at the height of the pandemic. The officer slapped me with 4 tickets: 1) DUI, 2) DUI less safe, 3) Aggressive Driving, and 4) Following a Vehicle too closely. It was a bit nerve racking because there was dash cam recordings, body cam recordings and I fully complied with the field sobriety tests. My breathalyzer test yielded result of 0.14... (legal limit is 0.08 in McDonough). I originally wanted to plead guilty to DUI because this would have been my first DUI offense and I simply wanted this whole debacle put behind me... However, based on the evidence, Kimberly Berry convinced me that this wasn't a good idea and it was my right, if I felt that I was innocent, to take it to trial. She gave me about a 70% chance to beat the charges at trial. I took her advice, and almost 2 years later, I proceeded to take it to trial. It was a grueling cross-examination from the prosecutor but Kimberly was poised and confident in her delivery of my innocence to the jurors. Long story made short, I was acquitted on all charges! I can't tell you how much of a relief it was to walk into the courtroom anticipating fines, community service, and jail time... But instead, walking out with a totally clean slate of Not Guilty on All charges. I'm really appreciative of the work that Kimberly did and I would highly recommend her to ANYONE that requires a reputable and experienced DUI attorney. Thanks again Kimberly! You saved my life! :-)
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
DUI Lowered
Kimberly is a great and effective attorney - She proactively sent out requests to postpone license suspension until court and after reviewing the evidence developed a game plan quickly. I could tell she had multiple plans to go about this depending on what deal the prosecutor offered (if any) - She met me at the courthouse, negotiated with the prosecutor and was able to get the charges and fines lowered more than I even thought was possible. As far as my record goes, no DUI! She set expectations in a realistic way (never trust an attorney who guarantees something they don’t have full control of; ie “we can definitely get those charges dropped”) but when it came time to deliver her results were above and beyond. I will be reaching out to Kimberly Berry if and when I find myself in legal trouble again.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2021
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DUI plead down to reckless driving
I got arrested for DUI and as an immigrant on a visa I was panicked. after frantically looking for attorneys online, I discovered Kimberly here. Kimberly was very compassionate, informed me about the realities and gave it to me straight. Even though she was pretty confident of pleading down to reckless driving, we couldn't get a court date and we weren't assigned a prosecutor because of covid delays. She and her team kept me up to date on any developments but after 10 months, a whole lot of back and forth with the prosecuting office, she was able to reach a deal. I'm extremely thankful to her for figuring this out relatively quickly given that the courts were closed for 2 months amid covid delays earlier this year. I couldn't recommend her more strongly.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2021
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Great experience
Ms. Berry was professional and attentive to our needs through the process we went through. She was upfront and honest about what we were facing. Even so, she delivered a better outcome than we expected. I would highly recommend Ms. Berry.
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I've got my life back!
I was charged with a DUI for refusing a breathalyzer in 2018, and after doing a frantic internet deep dive for the best DUI attorneys in Atlanta, I found Kimberly Berry. Kimberly's team was competent, compassionate, and communicative during the most nerve-wracking part of my life. Kimberly worked hard to ensure that I got to keep my driver's license, and she got my charges reduced to reckless driving. I feel like I've finally got my life back! Could not be more thankful for Kimberly's team or for my case's outcome. Could not recommend them more strongly.
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Posted by Jazmin | July 30, 2021
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Just amazing!
I contacted Kimberly after being arrested for a DUI and reckless driving. Her and her assistant Christy were very helpful throughout the whole process. It was a very stressful time for me but I knew I was in the right hands. When we went to trail, she was more than prepared and very thorough! She was simply amazing!! Both DUI and reckless driving was dropped and just like that my case was closed! Thank you again Kimberly!! Highly recommend!!
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Posted by MB | July 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
From DUI to Reckless to a Great Deal with Prosecutor
Great Professional who understands the law and the system and helped me navigate my options, bringing a DUI charge down to a reckless driving and on top of that was able to get a deal where charges won’t even show up on my record after completing provation which is a huge deal for me because of what I do for a living. Office staff is amazing, staying in contact and responding to my questions and requests on a timely manner. I would definetly reccomend Kimberly and her Team to anyone that wants to have the experts on his side when dealing with such an stressful situation. Thank you so much for everything you did!
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Posted by John G | February 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic, knowledge ,
I hired Kimberly Berry among my second DUI. Kimberly Barry is extremely fantastic knowledgeable and educated in the court system. I punchality and ability to articulate for her clients are bar none, her team is fantastic and I will highly recommend her services for anyone looking for legal help.
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
We all Thank you
Thank you for everything, your professionalism and thoroughness in making sure the facts were presented help win this case. We are so thankful that you review, listen to our son and took on our case. Hopefully, we will never have to call upon you again, but if we do you'll without a doubt will be our #1 pick. A very thankful Father!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lawson & Berry
  • 2017 - Present
  • Junior Partner
  • Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Richard S. Lawson
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Ragsdale, Beals, Seigler, Patterson & Gray, LLP
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • The McAleer Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Hoppe, Collins & Ojeda
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • LMJC Public Defender's Office
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Teacher
  • Princeton Review
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Tennessee Department Of Children's Services
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Attorney intern
  • Legal Aid Society Nashville, TN
  • 2004 - 2007
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Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • F. Warrior
  • 2012
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • CLE
  • 2012
  • NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • Certification in SFTS
  • 2011
  • Chemical Testing Impaired Driving Seminar
  • Certificate of attendance
  • 2011
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • CLE
  • 2011
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Juris Doctorate (JD)
  • 2007
  • University of Georgia
  • undergraduate
  • 2003
  • University of Georgia
  • Master of Science coursework
  • N/A
  • North Gwinnett High School
  • HS diploma
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. D. C.
  • Not Guilty on all charges
  • State v. B.E
  • DUI Dismissed and Reduced to Reckless Driving
  • State v. E.M.
  • DUI Dismissed
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Associations

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers
  • Associate Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • www.dui.info
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • DUIGEORGIA.com
  • Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • duilawyerhallcounty.com
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • www.georgiaduidefense.com
  • Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Judge
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association, Criminal Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers under 40
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Membership
  • DODD
  • 2012
  • Selected to attend
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • 2012
  • DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
  • 2011
  • Admitted to Court
  • United States District Court for Northern District of GA
  • 2009
  • Admission to Practice
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • 2008
  • Admission to Practice
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • 2008
  • Appt to indigent defense panel
  • Gwinnett County Administrative Office of the Courts
  • 2008
  • Public Interest Award
  • Vanderbilt University Public Interest Society
  • 2007
  • Honors Program
  • Georgia Public Defenders Standards Council
  • 2007
  • Mock Trial
  • Vanderbilt Law School
  • 2005
  • Captain of Debate Team
  • North Gwinnett High School
  • 2000
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Univeristy of TN - Chattanooga Mock Trial
  • Guest Judge
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (47)
Given (53)
Endorse Kimberly
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kimberly is an awesome DUI awyer. I fully endorse her work!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kimberly is a brilliant attorney who fearlessly defends her clients. You can't go wrong with your case if Kimberly is your advocate."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kim is one of the most experienced DUI attorneys in Georgia. You can rest assured you will receive the best outcome possible with her as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Kimberly is exactly the type of attorney you want in your corner. She's a bulldog in the courtroom, she goes above and beyond for every client, and she's mindful of even the most minor ways a criminal case can impact a client's life. Her skills and compassion are unmatched, and I'd recommend her services to anyone facing criminal charges in Georgia."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kimberly is wholly dedicated to her clients. She is a fierce trial attorney who does not give up until her clients are completely satisfied! I endorse her legal skills and hard work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I couldn't be more esteemed to endorse Kimberly. She is adored by her clients and colleagues alike. What's most impressive is the frequency at which she tries cases - perhaps the most of any attorney in the state. When I became an attorney she instantly took me under her wing and not only trusted me with critical matters, but guided the entire process for a great result every time. Kimberly is definitely a 5 star lawyer and I'm glad to say that I am her peer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Kimberly on several matters. She is an incredibly knowledgable and talented attorney who gets fantastic results for her clients. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need of a top notch DUI lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is very clear from her many years of experience, contributions and reviews that Ms. Berry is extremely knowledgeable and highly competent. I wouldn't hesitate recommending her."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kimberly is an excellent attorney that is very passionate and intense about her work. She works hard and it shows - she gets excellent results for her clients. You should hire her without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kim is the go-to lawyer when it comes to representing individuals charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs assistance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kimberly is a fantastic criminal defense attorney with the knowledge and experience to handle criminal matters the right way the first time. She works extremely hard to get amazing results for her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Ms. Berry. Her knowledge, work ethic and ability to get good outcomes for clients are impressive."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kimberly is an experienced Lawyer in the community and a zealous advocate for her clientele. I would highly recommend Ms. Berry's legal services."
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