Ms. McKim practices in the areas of appellate law, family law, mediations, and general civil litigation. She received her certification in Family Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2007.
Ms. McKim practices extensively in the area of appellate law, carrying her own cases through appeal, if necessary, or assisting clients who were in trial with other attorneys to maneuver through the appellate process. Her appellate experience includes contract and commercial cases, family law, arbitration, procedural issues, and personal injury. Representative cases include:
Minsa Corp. v. SFTC, LLC, 540 S.W.3d 155 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2017, pet. denied) (suit for contract)Bailey v. Bailey, No. 07-14-00158-CV, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 1250 (Tex. App.—Amarillo Feb. 05, 2016) (mem. op.) (enforcing contractual spousal maintenance withholding)Ecom USA, Inc. v. Clark, No. 07-14-00240-CV, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 1817 (Tex. App.—Amarillo Feb. 25, 2015) (mem. op.) (enforcing arbitration agreement)In re GDH, 366 S.W.3d 766 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 2012) (enforcing consent for child to travel abroad)In the Matter of the Marriage of Everse, 2013 Tex.App.LEXIS9295 (Tex. App.–Amarillo 2011) (characterization of foreign social security benefits)Kothman v. Rothwell, 280 S.W.3d 877 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2009) (easement)Advance Messaging Wireless, Inc. v. Campus Design, Inc., 190 S.W.3d 66 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2005) (post-answer default judgment)
Her diverse family law practice includes extensive experience with complex property situations, high net-worth estates, children’s issues, foreign and domestic adoptions, and grandparent interventions. Ms. McKim is active with local collaborative law organizations and believes the best solutions for families in transition are found by educating, empowering, and encouraging parties to customize agreements that lead to the best possible result for the modified family unit.
Ms. McKim is a trained family law mediator available to assist in property, child, and enforcement matters, having completed basic mediation training and family mediation training.
She also assists employers with statutory compliance, employee policy review, Texas Workforce Commission issues, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2001||09/28/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Texas Tech University||2016|
|Rising Star||Thomson Reuters||2014|
|Young Lawyer of the Year||Lubbock County Bar Association||2008|
|Rising Star||Thomson Reuters||2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association||Secretary||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||N/A|
|Collaborative Law Institute of Texas||Member||N/A|
|Collaborative Law Professionals of Lubbock County||Member||N/A|
|Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2004 - 2005|
|State Bar of Texas||Simple Family Matter, Practice Skills for New Lawyers||2007|
|Texas Society of CPAs, Lubbock Chapter||Collaborative Law||2006|
|Texas Tech University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Howard Payne University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1998|