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Kimberly Jo Anderson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.7   50 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Kimberly

Learn Kimberly’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    90%

    26 years, 500 cases

  2. Family
    10%

    26 years, 500 cases

As a prior prosecutor, I've learned how to litigate a tough case and fight aggressively. At times, as your family law attorney, you will need someone who is quick and aggressive. The attorneys at Anderson & Boback strive to provide quick results for our clients, and we use every mechanism available to us to achieve the necessary results.

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Anderson & Boback
20 North Clark Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL, 60602

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  50 customer reviews
Posted by Aggie | March 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and knowledgeable
Kimberly has all the knowledge and experience one could ask for from a family law attorney. She is professional and to the point. She is matter of fact and wastes no time. She is also compassionate and listens. I wish every attorney had the integrity that Kim does in handling her cases.
Posted by Margaret | August 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart and dedicated
The best decision I made was to hire Kim after my two previous attorneys did a poor job of representing me. She is strategic in her thinking, experienced in court and understood my unique situation which was successfully resolved. She was always available when I had questions and helped me understand my options within the law.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated, Committed, and Efficient
Kim has represented me in a very complex, contested, and emotional divorce and child custody case. Early on I was distraught and almost made the mistake of agreeing to a mediated child custody agreement, which did not allow me to have the opportunity to adequately participate in the lives of my children. Kim was able to step in and provide me with guidance, education, and stern advice on how to proceed in order to help me maintain the relationship with my children. She has an even-keeled and fair understanding of complex issues and has been nothing short of awesome in representing me through very difficult situations. I became familiar with many of the members of the staff throughout this difficult time and as a result, I hold Anderson & Boback in the highest regard. Hiring them was one of the best decisions that I have ever made.
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Posted by Praiya horlerttham | December 8, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Respectful lawyer
She is very responsive and not greedy. She took her time to drive half way to meet me. She is very good listener and care for your case.
Posted by Lisa | January 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I highly recommend Kimberly Anderson. She is knowledgeable, assertive, and experienced. What impressed me most about Kim is her dedication. I was able to reach her whenever there was a problem. She always responded immediately, proposed a solution, and put me at ease. The entire legal team at Anderson & Boback is superb.
Posted by Joseph Varua | January 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate attorney!
I’m an 80 year old woman who decided to seek a divorce after nearly 50 years of marriage. I’m originally from the Philippines and though I have been in the United States for over 45 years I do admit that I speak with a strong Philippine accent which at times can be very hard to understand. Couple that with my loss of hearing you can understand how appreciative I was that Kim took the time to talk to me and explain my options. Kim was not only a professional but she expressed the kindness and patience you would only expect a family member to give. Kim truly cared about my situation and I am so grateful for her kindness and professionalism. I not only retained an attorney that day…I got a friend and advocate that day!
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Posted by James | January 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Impressive.
Had to commend Ms. Anderson. Although I was represented by someone else in the beginning of my divorce, who I believed was experienced in complex divorce cases, as they advertised. They were not. I watched Ms. Anderson in a courtroom on another matter and called her afterward to see if she would take on my divorce case as I was unsatisfied with my attorney's representation. Best call I ever made ! I wish I had called her first, would have saved myself much aggravation, time and money.
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Posted by Bri | January 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effective representation, strong communication
I hired Kim Anderson of Anderson & Boback during a complicated and emotionally difficult time, after reviewing and meeting with several firms. Their representation was top-notch- from our initial intake consultation through the difficult and lengthy litigation process, they were thorough, thoughtful, and results- driven. They explained complex litigation strategies, as well as the minutiae, as they wrote briefs, appeared in court on my behalf, and took depositions of the many witnesses involved in my case. They also delivered a successful result- after several years of trudging through the tedious legal system, we won!! Their fees were in the range I expected, they were reasonably accessible, and most importantly, I felt supported all the way through the process. If you find yourself in the unhappy situation of needing a lawyer to fight for you, I recommend Anderson & Boback without hesitation.
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Posted by Aaron | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great divorce attorney
Kim has represented me for several years and has done a great job of explaining my rights to me and giving me advice on how I should proceed in a very challenging and contentious case with my ex-wife. One great benefit to working with Kim is that she is readily accessible, which is not always the case with many attorneys and she know the ins and outs of the system. I would recommend her for anyone who is getting divorced or is dealing with family court issues, she is a strong advocate and counselor and a fair and honest person to work with.
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Posted by Kimberly | January 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best aggressive attorney I ever met
I worked with Kim for the adoption of my daughter. She was always available and took my calls even late in the night. She fought the birth mother who abandoned my daughter and was able to convince the judge that the bio mom's rights should be terminated. I would highly recommend Kim. She is aggressive and fought for my rights!
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Posted by BC | February 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation by a top professional
I hired Kim to handle a post divorce modification. Thanks to Kim's no nonsense approach, caring attitude, experience and dedication to her clients, The process was as swift and efficient as possible. Kim and her staff were attentive and responsive, I highly recommend her and her staff
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2014
Professional that cares
Going thru a custody battle is never an easy journey, but having Kimberly as the kids attorney made a big difference. She cared about them as individuals, she cared for the family and what would happen to it after all was set and done. She is a very competent professional and a good human being. I would definitely recommend her.
Posted by Rebecca | December 2, 2014
Quality representation
Kim is no-nonsense and cares deeply about her clients' needs. I could not have asked for better representation and highly recommend her.
Posted by Ivan | August 7, 2014
Above All The Rest - Nothing But The Best
With the ever so changing society that we live in and installation of newer laws becoming into effect each and everyday, you need a specialist with skills, experience, integrity, but most of all a highly respectable background with ethics. I must say that my Attorney Kimberly J. Anderson, not only possesses these traits but she ensures to demonstrate them all and then some through her beautiful personality and "Can Do Attitude" With her professional expertise, she has taken on the difficult task of handling my case and doing it with the utmost "attention to detail" poise. She's the MOST HONORED ATTORNEY that I've ever encountered and had the pleasure to work with. I Highly Recommend her to each and everyone that I know even to those that I don't know. Thank You Kimberly J. Anderson.
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Posted by Paulina | July 30, 2014
Honest, Clear and Smart
I was really nervous about getting a divorce . When I meet Kimberly Anderson in her office for the first time she immediately put me at ease with her honesty and clarity about what I could expect in the divorce process. She takes the time to answers all my questions and suggest ways to address my concerns and priorities. I feel confident that she is completely on my side and will work diligently to make sure that my family is protected. I appreciate very much her straight forward manner even when the answer is hard to hear. I highly recommend her. You will be in good hands.
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Posted by Ruffie | July 19, 2014
Excellent Family Attorney
Kim and her staff were extremely professional and diligent. Her expertise in my case proved to be very helpful. I was very grateful for the level of response and detailed comments she provided in my case. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a family attorney.
Posted by Nohemi | July 17, 2014
The Best you can get
I owe Kimberly the world! I was going through a bad divorce in which my 9yr old daughter who is my life and world was taken away for leaving her home alone for a few hrs with the alarm on. Her dad called her cell and found out. She was taken away and put in her dads care who has a felony. I felt like I had a part of my body stolen from me! Kimberly not only advised me of the steps to take (I.e counseling) to get her back, put it a good word in court but always called back right away when I would leave messages, listened to all my tears and frustrations and even helped recently move the dirovce process forward when my ex was failing to appear or respond to court orders. I swear she was heaven sent in my situation!
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2014
Quality Representation
I hired Kim for a job that I knew would be very challenging. My divorce took well over 2 years and included a trial. The process was painstaking, but Kim did everything to make the end result worth the brutal process. I highly recommend her for anyone going through divorce or seeking custody of a child.
Posted by Carrie | July 14, 2014
Top notch experience
When we adopted our kids, Ms. Anderson took care of everything we needed, even when we didn't know what we needed. She walked us through the process, held our hands through many worries and hurdles, and gave us the confidence that we were well taken care of.
Posted by Kimberly | July 14, 2014
simply the best
I absolutely love this woman. I had an unfair custody case and a previous lawyer was getting me no where. I hired Kim and she is truly the best. The case immediately changed in my favor. She was always upfront with me and informative. My case was won and what once seemed impossible she made happen. My children and I agree we were blessed to find her.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Anderson & Boback
  • 2000 - Present
  • Prosecutor
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 2000

Education

  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD
  • 1998
  • Elmhurst College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Custody
  • Father won custody battle

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Forensic Forum
  • Past President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Past Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • John Marshall Law School Alumni Association
  • Past President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Law Related Education for the Public
  • Past Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Chicago Bar Association Family Law
  • Past Chair
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Illinois State Bar Association, General Assembly
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Chicago Bar Association, Matrimonial Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Chair
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Membership and Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2009
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Women and the Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Illinois Learn
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2008
  • Chicago Bar Association, Adoption Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2010
  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2005
  • CARPLS
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Community Service Award
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2001
  • Lucy Sprague Public Service Scholarship Award
  • Lucy Sprague Public Service Award
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Rules of Evidence in Family Law Cases
  • 2011
  • Civil Unions
  • Civil Unions
  • 2011
  • Seminar
  • Passed the Bar, Now What?
  • 2008
  • Family Law
  • Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements
  • 2008
  • Basic Skills
  • The New Attorney’s Introduction to the Effective Practice of Law
  • 2008
  • Law Day
  • Issues for new attorneys
  • 2006
  • Law Day
  • Nuts and Bolts of Hearings on Civil Orders of Protection
  • 2006
  • Family Law
  • Animal Law Issues in Family Law
  • 2006
  • Chicago Bar Seminar
  • Hot Topics in Matrimonial Law
  • 2006
  • Cable Program
  • Abandoned baby and Adoptions
  • 2006
  • Law at the Library
  • Law at the Library
  • 2003
  • Family law seminar
  • Family Law
  • 2001
  • Divorce Advocacy School
  • Developing Powerful Discovery Skills
  • 2001
  • Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (23)
Endorse Kimberly
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"highly endorse Mrs. Anderson. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first."
Unknown Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Kim. She is tough and very thorough. Clients are always in good hands with her."
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Attorney Anderson on several cases, she is great to work with, but is very knowledgeable, experienced and works zealously for her clients. I would highly recommend her as an attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kim is an excellent attorney. She's a strong advocate for her client, but she's willing to listen to reason in order to reach a compromise that works for all parties involved."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Kim is one of the toughest lawyers around, she takes no nonsense, but she is really great to work with. She takes great pride in her success for her clients and it shows in how she advocates for them. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a tough cookie, but honest and a strong advocate for her clients. I would hire her to be in my corner!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I refer clients to this lawyer for family law litigation and I am always impressed with her prompt responses to clients and her expert advice and representation. While she is always a zealous advocate for her clients, she respects their mediated agreements. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kim is a top notch divorce and family law attorney. She will not mislead the client and fight what is not winnable to make more fees. Her approach is no nonsense, clear cut and straight forward. Her experience with trials is phenomenal. I highly recommend Kim to all my clients that are "shopping" for a great divorce attorney - and nearly all of them end up engaging her,"
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Anderson is an outstanding family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kim is smart, professional and a great attorney to have in your corner."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. kim is an excellent knowledgable lawyer. she is active in bar assn. activities and seminars as a presenter and attendee and former chair of the ill. state bar assn. family law section council."
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