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Kimberli L. Trader-Jones

Probate Attorney at Melbourne, FL

5.0   50 reviews

also known as Kim Trader, Kimberli L. Trader-Jones

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  • Licensed for 8 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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LEGALLY SPEAKING, YOU NEED OUR HELP! CALL KIMBERLI TRADER-JONES TODAY!
Kimberli Trader is a lifetime resident of Brevard County and a third-generation attorney. Kim grew up in West Melbourne, Florida as the youngest of three girls. Just like her father, Rudi Trader, Kim graduated from Melbourne High School and the University of Central Florida. She then continued her education at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida where she volunteered at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. During her law school career, Kim worked at Brevard County Legal Aid, in Rockledge, Florida, and at the Moore Justice Center in Viera, Florida as an extern for the Honorable Lisa Davidson and the Honorable Tonya Rainwater. In her free time, Kim enjoys DIY crafting, boating, skiing, traveling, dancing on the Dance Mania Parent/ Fan Team, and spending time with her friends and family.
 

EDUCATION

Florida Coastal School of Law
Juris Doctor (J.D.), Cum Laude
2013 – 2015

Activities and Societies: Florida Coastal School of Law Honors Society, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Society- Harding Inn, Corporate and Business Law Society— Academic Resource Chair

University of Central Florida
B.S, Interdisciplinary Sciences; Social; Behavioral & Computational Sciences
2009 – 2012

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

Admitted to the Florida Bar

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Honor Society

Brevard County Bar Association

Brevard County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Florida Association for Women Lawyers

Brevard County Association for Women Lawyers

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2020 2019 2018 + 2 ...

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Location

Trader Legal

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Shay | March 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best in the business!
Kim goes above and beyond to ensure her clients are fully informed and ahead of the game in your legal case. She is patient, kind, compassionate, and brilliant woman. I am so grateful to have had her by my side through my most difficult time in life! I can't thank you enough, Kim!!
Response from Kimberli Trader-Jones March 7, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words and for trusting me to help you with your case!
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent service!
From the beginning of my consult, Ms. Trader took her time explaining to me including the process, length of time to expect, possible issues we may encounter and the possible outcomes. She was honest and helpful which was very appreciated. My case took over a year and throughout the time she kept in touch, kept me updated explained what the next steps were and was always available to answer any questions or to clarify anything. Ms. Trader went above and beyond in fighting for me that the case resolved with an even better outcome than we had expected! I highly recommend Kimberli Trader.
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Response from Kimberli Trader-Jones November 13, 2019
Thank you so much for the review and recommendation! I’m here to help if you need me in the future.
Posted by Vince Paris | December 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Fanatastic Lawyer
I would highly recommend attorney Kimberly Trader (Trader Legal) . She is very knowledgeable, professional and also takes the time to communicate with you as a client. I knew that if I ever had a question, or needed to communicate with her, she was always there. If I could give her a rating of 10 stars I would. Her knowledge of the law and her going above and beyond is something that makes me highly recommend her.
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Posted by Jennifer | December 6, 2023
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Terrific Attorney Who Will Have Your Back
Kim is a terrific attorney!! She helped me through both of my very messy paternity and partition cases, making the entire process bearable. Kim is very understanding, knowledgeable, and shares her professional recommendation in a very straightforward way. If you want an attorney who will fight for your best interest, while being real with you, then Kim is the way to go! Mrs. Trader-Jones was the second attorney I had hired to help me and I wish I would have found her from the beginning of all my legal proceedings.
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Posted by Paula | July 27, 2023
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We had an awesome experience with Kim!
Kim handled our estate planning. She was very organized and knowledgeable. She was able to work around our schedule which wasn’t easy given her workload. We appreciate you Kim!
Posted by James | March 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal and consulting services...
Kimberli has been of legal counsel to me now for several years, handling complex and comprehensive will and probate issues. I recommend her for any of your legal needs...
Posted by David | September 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very good experience on estate planning
We used Kimberli Trader to update our estate documents. She was very professional, efficient, and answered all our questions. I would definitely use her again. We have recommended her to several of our friends.
Posted by Andy | September 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Crisis Averted
Kim is wonderful. Quick and efficient service! Would definitely use her services again!
Posted by Chris | May 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Efficient
Made the appointment at a convenient time for me, came to the first meeting on time, finished what she said she would do, and met on time for the final meeting.
Response from Kimberli Trader-Jones June 2, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave me a 5-star review. I enjoyed working with you. Please let me know if you need further assistance in the future.
Posted by James | October 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
My experience with Ms. Trader.
Kim is awesome. I’ve hired her on two cases for issues involving both my kids and their mothers and have been completely satisfied with the outcomes in both cases. Kim is highly recommended and I’ll never use anyone else.
Response from Kimberli Trader-Jones November 3, 2021
Thanks, James! It has been a pleasure working with you over the years. I truly appreciate your kind words and recommendation!
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning Package
Kim made getting a will and other medical documents prepared very easy and clear. Would recommend!
Response from Kimberli Trader-Jones December 23, 2020
Thank you so much for the five-star review! Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to assist you in the future. Sincerely, Kim
Posted by Jay | December 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Kimberli L. Trader Was excellent with putting together my estate documents. Very professional and helpful with all of my questions. I highly recommend her.
Response from Kimberli Trader-Jones December 23, 2020
Thank you, Jay! I enjoyed working with you. Please don't hesitate to reach out in the future if you need future legal assistance. Best wishes to you and your family! Sincerely, Kim
Posted by Michelle | November 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A strong lawyer with heart and integrity
Kim was my attorney in my divorce, it was a prolonged process. What should've taken a few months took a year due to the ex being resistant and unreasonable. Kim handled it all with class and was very professional through out, she is very knowledgeable and strong while maintaining her heart and integrity. She has my highest recommendation.
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Response from Kimberli Trader-Jones December 23, 2020
Thank you so much for the five-star review. I truly appreciate your kind words! I have enjoyed working with you over the years.
Posted by Janet | November 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Law Group
Kimberli did 2 things for me the first I had already been divorced a year and I needed a letter regarding my ex's Military Retirement . She was able to get an amendment added to my divorce . The second she did my will and trust. Kim was very helpful during both items I needed taken care of, I would definitely use Kim's services again if so needed.
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Response from Kimberli Trader-Jones November 10, 2020
Thank you, Janet! You were a pleasure to work with. Don't hesitate to give me a call if you need my assistance with any other legal issues in the future.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Kimberli is amazing. First time going through a process like this and we’ve communicated about everything, she is very patient and understanding. Ms. Kimberli work to the best of her knowledge, I would definitely recommend her to my peers. Thank you again for such a smooth and easy process.
Response from Kimberli Trader-Jones September 28, 2020
I truly appreciate you taking the time to leave me a review. I am glad we were able to resolve your case in a timely manner. Thank you for trusting me and my firm to help you with your legal needs. Please let me know if you need my assistance in the future. Sincerely, Kim
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney
Kim helped me through a lot of issues with the case that made things easier and less stressful. She is very kind and professional and I was proud to have her represent me.
Response from Kimberli Trader-Jones September 8, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words. I truly appreciate you taking the time to leave me a 5-star review. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you in the future. Sincerely, Kimberli Trader
Posted by Marcela | August 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Communicative
Kim was the best lawyer I've ever had. She was very communicative and kept me in the loop on everything that we were working on and why. She was very professional and always kept calm even if the opposing team was being difficult for any reason. She was positive about our situation but also reminded me of what could realistically happen. Very straight up and a real pleasure to work with. I will be using her for any future issues that she could help with. I highly recommend her to anyone!
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Response from Kimberli Trader-Jones August 19, 2020
Thank you, Marcela. You were a pleasure to work with as well. Please let me know if you need my assistance in the future. Best wishes to you and your family!
Posted by Jason | July 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Order of summary administration
Kimberli was very thorough in explaining what had to happen in my case. She gave me a price and that never fluctuated and she communicated with me throughout the process to let me know what was going on with my case. I feel that she resolved it for me quickly and with as little headache on my end as possible. I don’t have any complaints with her services.
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Response from Kimberli Trader-Jones August 11, 2020
Thank you so much for your review and recommendation! I truly enjoyed working with you and I am happy we were able to get everything resolved so quickly. Please let me know if you need anything from me in the future. Sincerely, Kim Trader
Posted by Rob | June 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Courteous, Knowledgeable, Helpful, Effective
Due to the passing of my life's love, I asked Kim to undo a trust and change my end-of-life documents to name living people, other relatives, etc. Kim did all without breaking a sweat. She patiently spent much time explaining things I didn't know or understand. She properly arranged things I hadn't thought about or didn't know. I now have new documents naming new people, and my affairs are again in a new order that I chose, and in a manner that should carry out my wishes while enduring any unexpected challenge. Thank you, Kim, for restoring my peace of mind.
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Response from Kimberli Trader-Jones June 8, 2020
Thank you so much, Rob! I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a review and to share your experience at Trader Legal with others. As always, it was a pleasure working with you. Please let me know if you are in need of my legal services in the future. I am here to help.
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Kimberli L. Trader
Kimberli was very thorough with the consultation, I had so many questions that were very specific and she answered them amazingly. Which led me to hiring her as my lawyer. She made me feel like I wasn't just another client, like she wasn't just doing it for the money. She was very caring and thoughtful during the entire process of my case. She was very thorough and answered all my questions and concerns in a timely manner. I'd definitely hire her again!
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Response from Kimberli Trader-Jones May 30, 2020
Thank you so much! I truly appreciate your positive feedback. Please contact me in the future if you need further legal assistance.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Trader Legal
  • 2015 - Present
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Brevard County Legal Aid
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Florida Coastal School Of Law
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Judicial Intern
  • 18th Judicial Circuit Court
  • 2014 - 2014
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Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of Central Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2012

Associations

  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • President
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Brevard County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • President-Elect
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Brevard County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Treasurer
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Brevard County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Focus BNI
  • President
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Brevard County chapter)
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Brevard County Legal Aid
  • 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2013

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Visitor's Day
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • DIY Estate Planning: RISKY BUSINESS
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (34)
Endorse Kimberli
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Trader is a dedicated advocate and a true "rising star" among Central Florida lawyers. I have referred many cases to her office and have received nothing but stellar reviews! I highly endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Ms. Trader. She is a wonderful person, a professional, knowledgeable, and passionate about her clients."
Probate Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Trader & I were involved together on a highly contested Pretermitted Spouse Probate matter just a couple years back. Her research & composition skills that went into drafting the final Order were paramount to our client's victory on the case. Her work ethic & knowledge of the law were also central to such victory. I highly endorse Attorney Trader without reservation."
Probate Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is without any hesitation that I give my highest endorsement to Ms. Trader for an excellent job. Even though I also handle probate, i had a probate that required another attorney to handle it. After looking at different options, Kim was the clear choice. She did an outstanding and timely job and did not disappoint. based on this experience, I would use her services again and would not hesitate to refer a client to her. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kim is a well respected attorney within the community and a wonderful person. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Trader is an astounding young professional. She will advance quickly in her career, as her ability to perform efficiently and effectively is unparalleled. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kimberli is a very friendly and intelligent lawyer who works very hard for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kimberli is an excellent client driven lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Trader is a fantastic attorney. I highly recommend and endorse her."
Probate Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kim is a customer-service-oriented lawyer. She works hard for her clients. I have worked with Kim on a couple cases and was impressed with her quick turnaround time while maintaining a high attention to detail. Kim has a high assertiveness to complete tasks. All these are highly desirable traits in an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Trader is a skilled attorney and dedicated advocate who provides highly personalized services for her clients. I highly recommend and endorse her!"
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