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Kimberly Dawn Reed

Estate planning Attorney at Panama City, FL

3.4   5 reviews

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Kimberly D. Reed established Reed Law in 2008. She is an experienced litigator of high-conflict divorce and paternity litigation, involving issues such as child custody and support, alimony, domestic violence injunctions, asset and liability distribution, and child relocation. As Ms. Reed’s practice has grown, she also discovered a passion for helping people to have peace of mind by assisting them with their estate planning, including the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and revocable and irrevocable trusts. Ms. Reed is a member of the Florida Bar, the Maryland Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Bay County Bar Association.

Ms. Reed’s formative years were spent in Fort Myers, Florida, where she continued to reside until she moved to Tallahassee, Florida to attend Florida State University. While attending Florida State University, Ms. Reed was an active member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. Ms. Reed obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from Florida State University. In 1999, Ms. Reed graduated from Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law School, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While attending law school, Ms. Reed received a Dean’s List distinction, and was awarded a scholarship for this achievement. Thereafter, she returned to Fort Myers, Florida and began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney. This position afforded Ms. Reed the opportunity to develop her litigation skills.

Ms. Reed moved to Maryland in 2000. She obtained her license to practice in both Maryland and the District of Columbia, and began representing clients with various Family Law issues in both jurisdictions.

In 2006, Ms. Reed returned to North Florida, and again practiced as an Assistant State Attorney in Panama City, Florida. Ms. Reed received special recognition from Sheriff Frank McKeithen for her “hard-nosed ability to prosecute drug dealers in the 14th Judicial Circuit.” Ms. Reed was further commended for having “made a great impact in our community.” After approximately one year in this position, her passion for helping individuals achieve their personal goals caused her to pursue owning her own private practice where she could devote all of her time to help people through their challenging situations.
Ms. Reed has spent countless hours building her practice and strong relationships within Bay and surrounding counties. She routinely writes a legal column for the Lynn Haven Ledger in order to share important legal information with the community. Her well-versed legal knowledge, negotiation methods, and litigation skills that she has acquired over the last 20 years continues to have a positive impact on the families and individuals that she represents.

Her savvy business mind, coupled with innovative and strategic processes that she has implemented in her law office, provides Reed Law clients with the personal attention they deserve, and that they will not receive from a high-volume firm. The legal team is proud to work alongside such a dedicated and passionate lawyer who places the needs of her clients first and foremost.

Licensed for 23 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 07/12/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 06/08/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reed Law Office
1328 Jenks Avenue
Panama City, FL, 32401

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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Firm
I had a very unusual family law case and Mrs Reed was highly recommended to me by her peers and other legal professionals from Bay, Gulf, and Franklin county. Mrs Reed and her staff were always very professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and up front. I would definitely use her firm again if I ever need any legal advice or representation.
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Posted by Louis | June 30, 2017
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The Best
I don't know where the negative reviews are coming from. Bitter loss i guess. I was referred to Ms. Reed by another attorney. I was initially hesitant about her because of how sweet she was, but at our first hearing "WOW" the sweet, softspoken woman was gone. She was awesome. Long story short... I ended up with Majority time share, which is almost unheard of for Dad's in Florida. Super happy with her and her staff
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Posted by Josh | June 19, 2017
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Kim won me custody
I was coming off a fresh legal loss when I hired Ms. Reed. From that day on, I took losses no more. Custody court is costly, lengthy, very demanding, and obviously stressful. With that being said, if you are serious, you should hire Kim Reed. She is not a slacker and will ask you to not be either. She set me straight on a fault of mine once. I'm a single Dad and my son is now where he belongs, in a positive environment.
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Posted by jamie | July 16, 2021
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i regret using Kim reed
I retained Kim Reed after my mother passed away to probate her will. 15 months and 13,500 dollars later she still has not finished! Do not make the same mistake i did.
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Buyer Beware
I hired this attorney to handle my divorce/custody case and regret it wholeheartedly. During the free consultation she was very pleasant and positive but a mere three weeks into my case her true colors were blaring: dismissive, rude, immature, and unprofessional. When I mentioned her paralegal rambled on too much about his own personal things (hello, I'm paying you by every 30 minutes), she called me to cut ties...totally blind-sided. I hired her because she was a woman and that was my mistake. She seems to hate other women... I thought I had gotten away from that personality type when I left high school. My case now behind me (and handled quite professionally by the attorney I hired after this lady), I should have put some research into my representation...it is my money after all, and Ms. Reed not only wasted that but my time as well.
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Reed Law Office
  • 2008 - Present
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Lafayette Law Office LLC
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2001
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Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law C
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Associations

  • Maryland Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professiona
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Flo
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Northwest Florida Collaborative Law Group
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • St. Andrews Bay American Inn of Court
  • N/A
  • Bay County Council on Aging
  • Board Member, Officer
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Reed is an exceptional attorney. She knows her case law and stands her ground when needed. Many times Ms. Reed and I have been opposing counsel in family law cases and she is always very professional and prepared. She truly cares about her clients. I know that when Ms. Reed is opposing counsel we will be able to move the case forward and that we will not need to engage in frivolous litigation."

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Panama City Estate planning Lawyer Kimberly Dawn Reed
Kimberly Dawn Reed
Estate planning Attorney
Panama City, FL
Licensed for 23 years