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Kim A. Cunzo

Adoption Attorney at Port Saint Lucie, FL

5.0   47 reviews

also known as Cunzo & Bishop Ames

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Kim

Learn Kim’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Adoption
    17%
    Adoption can be one of the most fulfilling events in an individual's life. It takes a close bond one individual has with another and gives it legal status. While there are several types of adoption, our Fort Pierce adoption attorney at the Cunzo Law Firm is prepared to help you understand your legal options and establish the most beneficial type of adoption tailored to your circumstances.

    18 years

  2. Uncontested divorce
    16%
    When you and your spouse agree that you no longer want to be married, an uncontested divorce lawyer can help you. In an uncontested divorce, you both agree to end the marriage and divide your assets without involving a judge.

    18 years

  3. Alimony
    14%

    18 years

  4. Child custody
    14%

    18 years

  5. Divorce and separation
    14%
    At the Cunzo Law Firm, we recognize that divorce is often a very sensitive subject for our clients and their families. Often, spouses may agree on issues in the beginning and end up in a deadlock halfway through the process.

    18 years

  6. Family
    14%
    If you are involved in a family matter that concerns timesharing (custody or visitation), you want someone who fully understands the law and the process, and one who has successfully protected the rights of other parents in timesharing disputes. Hiring the right attorney as early as possible is essential in your timesharing case; otherwise, you may not only be throwing away your money, but you may also be losing precious time with your children.

    18 years

  7. Child support
    11%

    18 years

NEED A FAMILY AND ADOPTION LAW ATTORNEY? CALL THE CUNZO LAW FIRM TODAY!

Since 2006, Attorney Kim A. Cunzo has represented men and women in their various family law cases, helping them overcome their challenging family law issues. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Kim moved to the Treasure Coast with her family in the late 1980s.  After receiving her undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Kim went on to obtain her Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida.  She established the Cunzo Law Firm in 2009 in Fort Pierce.  Kim is a former 19th Circuit assistant state attorney, who prosecuted both misdemeanor and felony cases.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
2024

Location

Cunzo & Bishop Ames Law Firm
1881 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd.
Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34952

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Samuel | May 17, 2024
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A Plus Results
Kim and Her Team performed in an honest and proficient manner that produced highly desirable results. Kim and Team saved me tens of thousands of dollars in my modification of alimony case. Very satisfied with Kim and the Team . I highly recommend and appreciate Kim and The Team . 100% A Plus rating for Kim and the Team.
Posted by Erwin | May 10, 2024
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Long Divorce but with good result
My divorce wasn’t easy , My ex wife has a mental issue , was difficult to deal with her, Kim explain me the process clearly,, at the end Kim and Kristen found the way to get what I want , The logic distribution. I highly recommend Kim Cunzo firm . Thank you
Posted by Christina | February 11, 2024
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Grateful
My experience with Kim was nothing, but positive to say the least. She helped navigate a very difficult time in my life, which led to me coming to a very reasonable settlement. Kim, Kristen, and her entire team were diligent, professional, and most importantly, compassionate and empathic, which is essential when going through any type of divorce. I truly felt Kim had my best interest at heart, and I could trust her with advocating for me throughout all aspects of this process. She is competent and persistent, and having her representation led for me being able to start over with a new and better future. I will forever be grateful for Kim, Kristen, and her team for their support and guidance that enabled me to begin this new chapter of my life!
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2024
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Kim Cunzo - Five Stars
Kim Cunzo is a dynamic attorney who is very knowledgeable of the law and works tirelessly for her clients.
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2024
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Horrible situation handled amazingly
Kim and her team were so attentive, knowledgeable and assertive. I recommend when hiring an attorney hire one that specializes in the field you need representation in. After mediation I kept waiting to wake up from the dream I was in. Kim completely outsmarted, outclassed and was so well prepared it was amazing. Opposing council was not ready or able to defend their position. I recommend Kim and her team to anyone who needs representation in or with family law.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2022
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anonymous
We are all faced with challenges during our lifetime. Once I was told "divorce is no picnic" Despite my fears and uncertainty, I was met by professionalism, attentiveness, trust and the guidance with the support of attorney Kim Cunzo and her team. Was it easy? No. Was it trying? Yes. But they gave me the confidence to move forward. Within one year my divorce was final. Tears of joy prevailed at the end. I would highly recommend Attorney Kim Cunzo and her team to anyone facing the challenges of divorce.
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Posted by Donald | August 8, 2022
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She is the best.
Kim And her Team are the best, Thanks to Kim now I have the same Rights to enjoy Equally time sharing with my kids, not only that I don’t have to pay a dime in child supports; I Highly recommend Kim to anyone that’s looking for the best family lawyer.
Posted by Ryan | May 31, 2022
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Highly recommend
Kim was a breath of fresh air during a very scary and confusing time in my life in regards to my child custody case. She was able to advise me of my rights and lead me through the process. I would recommend this firm to anyone who’s looking for a professional, honest hardworking attorney.
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2022
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Hands Down, The Best!
My husband and I wanted to adopt our 3 grandchildren that we were raising. Our case was quite different as the children were born in several different states, had two different fathers, and one was not related to us at all. We were having a difficult time finding an attorney to take our case. When we found Attorney Cunzo and consulted with her, she explained the process for each adoption to us and what was needed to move forward. Hiring her was the best decision because at one point, we hit a roadblock and she went above and beyond to get us through it. She is prompt in replying to correspondences and very informative; every step of the way. Her office staff is also wonderful and ready to assist you with whatever questions or concerns that you have. Needless to say, we are now officially the parents of three children and are over the moon! Thank you, Kim Cunzo, for all of your hard work and dedication!
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Posted by Terry | October 27, 2021
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Excellent lawyer and very responsive
We hired Kim Cunzo for our private adoption because she came very highly recommended by a friend. She was extremely thorough and very helpful. Because of her comprehensive knowledge of the law, Kim was excellent at explaining the legal jargon and assist us with the complicated process at hand. Her response time to questions is impressive and she maintained a good pulse on our case. We had a great experience with Kim Cunzo Law, both Kim and her office staff were extremely professional. I would highly recommend Kim Cunzo Law to anyone who asks. Thank you Kim and Katie for all of your hard work in making our adoption dreams a reality!
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Posted by Rachel | September 1, 2021
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Adoption
My experience with office was great. They were very helpful and did great. I would very much recommend them and use them again if there is ever a need.
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2021
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Mr
My experience was extremely excellent. The firm handle my affairs professionally, always have an answer for my questions and in a timely manner. I would recommend this firm always. Kim and Kerry are very professional and empathetic
Posted by Richie | August 15, 2021
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AN ATTORNEY THAT GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND
We have retained Kim multiple times. She is remarkable, caring, honest, knowledgeable and very good at what she does. She has helped us with a custody case as well as an adoption. Anytime you need a lawyer it usually involves some level of stress, Kim understood what we were going through and helped ease that stress with understanding and knowledge. We always recommend her to anyone we can. She means so much to me and my family and we are forever grateful for her.
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2021
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Amazing
My family and I have worked with the Cunzo law firm on more than one occasion. Kim Cunzo is an amazing lawyer, and we have been so lucky to have had Kim as our lawyer. The staff is amazing also. I definitely recommend Kim Cunzo.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Adoption
Kim was amazing with both of our adoptions and I would recommend her to anyone. She makes you feel like she is part of your family.
Posted by Terry | October 19, 2020
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Very happy
If your looking for an attorney, you need to choose Kim. She's compassionate, when you talk to her believe me she listens and gives you her undivided attention. As things went along she explained to me what to expect which was very helpful to keep me calm, which led me to think clearly and bounce different ideas around without being emotional. Thank you for all you did Kim I sure do appreciate it.
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Posted by Linda | November 25, 2019
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Highly Recommend
Very down-to-earth and approachable. Kim handled our happy case with compassion.
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2019
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Client
I would highly recommend Kim to represent you. She is honest and shows compassion for you as her client. She represented me in my divorce and custody of my child and I could not be more happy with how things turned out. She was there when I needed her and responded to my emails and phone calls in a timely manner. She helped me stay calm and less stressed through this difficult process.
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Posted by Chuck | May 25, 2019
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An excellent attorney
I retained Ms. Cunzo's services to handle a somewhat complicated domestic matter (child custody) and I was so incredibly impressed with her legal and interpersonal skills and especially with the manner in which she conducted herself in front of the judge. In my business I have retained dozens of attorneys for a wide range off purposes - and while they all had excellent skills as well, and while most of them had far more years practicing - Ms. Cunzo was, without question, the best attorney I've ever had. Also, it was obvious by how she performed in court and how the judge responded to her, that she is very successful in that environment. I highly recommend her for anyone needing legal services in the areas of the law where she practices.
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Posted by Greg | May 13, 2019
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Excellent and experienced family/divorce attorney
Ms. Cunzo is a true professional with excellent interpersonal skills, legal skills, and she is dedicated to her client. I had a previous attorney that could not resolve my case. Ms. Cunzo has got it done with aplomb while also protecting me and my business from spurious claims. Don't hesitate to hire her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cunzo Law Firm
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kessler Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office 19th Circuit
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • State Attorney's Office 19th Circuit
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Assistant Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office 19th Judicial Circuit
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Legal Aid Society Of Miami Dade Fl
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Volunteer
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Volunteer
  • Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement
  • 1998 - 1998
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Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
  • Indian River Community College
  • AA
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Trial

Associations

  • St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • CASTLE
  • Governing board member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • St. Lucie County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • St. Lucie County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Father's Family Law Forum
  • Volunteer
  • 2008 - 2013
  • St. Lucie County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • St. Lucie County Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Service
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Service to the Rule of Law
  • Trustees Rupert J. Smith Law Library
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Florida Rural Legal Services
  • 2012
  • Member
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2007
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Achievement Award Family Court Clinic
  • St Thomas University School of Law
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Consortium of Community Lawyers
  • Basics of Divorce
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
Endorse Kim
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kimmie is a competent, dilligent and zealous advocate. I am comfortable referring clients with family law matters to Kimmie, because she has never let me down."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I’ve known and worked with Kim for over 7 years. She is an extremely competent and knowledgeable family law attorney. I can always expect fairness and integrity when litigating cases with her. She is a zealous advocate for her clients...inside and outside the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked with, for and against this attorney for more than a decade in various situations. She is dedicated to her clients and her practice. There aren't many lawyers who focus their practice on only family law issues like she does. The unique circumstances of this area of law require an attorney not only well-versed in law but one who recognizes that long after a court order is entered, a family still stands. Kim Cunzo represents her clients' needs with true professionalism and, more important in my opinion, compassion. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Kim for almost 10 years and have had a couple of cases where she was opposing counsel. Kim is well respected in the legal community in the 19th Circuit. She is a passionate advocate for her clients both in and out of the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I find Kim to be a highly experienced and highly effective family law attorney. Having had the pleasure of previously supervising Kim at the Office of the State Attorney, I can unquestionably state that Kim is extremely professional and extremely well prepared. Kim is a very worthy colleague and adversary."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Cunzo has been practicing family law almost exclusively for over ten years, and is one of the most knowledgeable family law attorneys in the area. She is very familiar with the judges, lawyers, and all the other major family law players on the Treasure Coast. Ms. Cunzo is hardworking and compassionate, and always puts her clients' needs first."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ms. Cunzo for as many years as she's been working in this area, and I can assure people browsing these reviews that she has always been one of the best prepared and savvy lawyers that you will ever run into. She works very hard for her clients and takes an extraordinary amount of interest in making sure that the system is working in their favor."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kim and I have known each other for many years as colleagues, opponents and friends. She has a great reputation in the legal community for a good reason -- she is a dedicated attorney who always puts her clients first! I endorse this attorney without hesitation."
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Port Saint Lucie Adoption Lawyer Kim A. Cunzo
Kim A. Cunzo
Adoption Attorney
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Licensed for 20 years