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Kimberly Mae Surratt

Adoption Attorney at Reno, NV

5.0   6 reviews

Licensed for 20 years

About Kimberly

Learn Kimberly’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Adoption
    30%
    Kimberly Surratt has extensive knowledge of adoption and assisted reproductive technology law including surrogacy. She is a fellow with the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys.

    19 years

  2. Mediation
    30%
    Kimberly M. Surratt has extensive mediation and collaborative divorce training. She was a founder of Collaborative Professionals of Nevada.

    19 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    All family law matters including divorce, legal separation, annulment, alimony, child support, child custody, grandparent visitation, adoption, guardianships, surrogacy, and domestic partnerships. Ms. Surratt assisted in lobbying the passage of Nevada's domestic partnership bill in 2009.

    19 years

  4. Family
    20%
    All family law matters including divorce, legal separation, annulment, alimony, child support, child custody, grandparent visitation, adoption, guardianships, surrogacy, and domestic partnerships. Ms. Surratt assisted in lobbying the passage of Nevada's domestic partnership bill in 2009.

    19 years

Kimberly M. Surratt, Esq. is a graduate of the University of Nevada and the Golden Gate University, School of Law. She has a license to practice law in both Nevada and California, USA.  

 

Ms. Surratt is a highly respected attorney throughout the United States and Internationally.  She travels around the world to promote and speak on surrogacy and family formation law.  Her practice consists of clients from all of the world including but not limited to:  Israel, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Spain and more.  

 

Ms. Surratt draft and lobbied the current Assisted Reproductive Law in the State of Nevada that includes gender neutral and marital status neutral options for people wanting to be parents throught surrogacy, gestational carrier agreements, egg donations, embryo donations, sperm donations, third party reproduction, guardianships and adoptions. 

 

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Licensed for 20 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 09/15/2022
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 09/10/2022

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Kimberly Mae Surratt

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Posted by Stacey | March 8, 2011
Professional & Respected
Ms. Surratt appeared on my behalf at two (2) court appearances, during which it was made apparent that her professionalism is highly respected by Judge(s), court staff and other attorneys. Her legal staff is also knowledgable and understanding.
Posted by Kirk | March 16, 2011
Kim Surratt is wonderful
Kim Surratt was the best lawyer I've ever dealt with. Unfortunately, with 2 divorces behind me, I consider myself a bit of an expert. I fired several less qualified and much less caring attorneys before I was referred to Kim. She was amazing on my second divorce and I wish I'd had her on my first. With her advice and care, I probably would not have had 2.
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Posted by Travis J. | October 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce after 30 years
Travis Clark was phenomenal in putting together my divorce package after I was served. He listened to what I would like to see happen. We developed a game plan that he perfectly executed. Worked with the opposing attorney to resolve conflicts and provide clarification on matters of concern. Travis's advise was invaluable. In the hour before seeing the judge a big last minute detail had to be worked out. It was expertly handled to my benefit. In the court proceedings Travis worked with the court to ensure I received terms beneficial to myself and my future. Very, very satisfied with the outcome of the divorce proceedings, far better than anything I had expected. Well done Travis, I am in your debt. Thank you.
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Posted by Dean | August 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Surratt Law will always have my business
Kim Surratt is not only a great lawyer, she's a good person. She walked me through the hell that was my divorce, counseled me through the difficult decisions about the children, custody, child support, etc. and helped keep from going crazy when everything in my life was upside down. Divorces suck. There's no way around that. Having someone on my side that was empathetic to what I was going through, but was able to maintain a business mind about the whole thing was crucial to me making good decisions and not fighting just to fight because I was pissed. I've been back several times because of custody issues, and she's helped me navigate the ridiculousness of a crazy ex who happens to be the mother of my kids. I honestly don't think anyone could have done a better job.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2011
KIM SAVED MY SON'S LIFE
Kim Surratt is a very special person to me. From the moment Kim took on my son's case, she worked so hard to achieve the right outcome. I believe that Kim saved my son's life, and strengthened our entire family. Our custody case was very difficult and lasted eight years. Kim was by my side, always giving me good advice, helping me have the strength to continue the battle, and saw our case to a proper final conclusion. I will always be grateful that I had Kim as my attorney.
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Posted by Jill | April 8, 2011
Highly recommend Kim for an adoption.
We hired Kim to help us with a same-sex couple second-parent adoption for our infant twins. Kim was fantastic to work with--she knew the law, the issues, the judges, and everything in between. Everything went smoothly throughout the process (even the judge commented on how perfect all of the paperwork was), and in the end, we were able to make legal what we already felt--that we are a family. We would highly recommend Kim to anyone in need of an adoption attorney in Reno or elsewhere in Nevada, and will definitely use her in the future if we decide to expand our family.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Appeal Hearing Officer
  • Washoe County Social Services
  • 2007 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • National Fertility Law Center
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Surratt Law Practice, PC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Associate and then Shareholder
  • Jenikins Law Office
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Perry & Spann
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • California Superior Court
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Mark Webb
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Perry & Spann
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Intern
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Research Assistant
  • Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies
  • 1997 - 1999
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Education

  • Golden Gate Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Univ of Nevada
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • University of Pugest Sound
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Divorce Trial
  • Positive for Client
  • 50+ ARTS Cases

Associations

  • American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys
  • Fellow
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Family Law Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Resolve
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Society of Reporductive Medicine
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Reno Rodeo Association
  • Director and Chairman
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • Un-paid Lobbyist
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, Criminal Procedure
  • Golden Gate University
  • 2001
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellance, Evidence
  • Golden Gate University
  • 2000
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, Constiutional Law II
  • Golden Gate University
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Conference Materials for AAARTA/AAAA Conference
  • The Art of ART Law
  • 2011
  • Nevada Family Law Report
  • Why Registered Nevada Domestic Partners Still Need Adoptions or Court Orders of Parentage But Not Investigation and Report
  • 2010
  • The Writ
  • Domestic Partnerships Are Now Nevada Law
  • 2009
  • Nevada Lawyer
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • 2009
  • Nevada Lawyer
  • Parenthood Through Technology
  • 2007
  • The Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies: Center News
  • Collaborative Professionals of Nevada Provide Education, Support and Assistance
  • 2005
  • The Nevada State Board of Psychological Examiners First Newsletter
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2005
  • The Writ
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Institute
  • Role of Gender in Family Law
  • 2010
  • We Are Family - Legal Symposium
  • Adoption & Assisted Reproductive Law
  • 2009
  • The People's Law School
  • Domestic Law
  • 2009
  • Public Forum
  • Nevada Domestic Partnership: What You Should Know Before You Register
  • 2009
  • National Counsel of Juvenile & Family Court Judges Conference
  • Collaborative Practice
  • 2008
  • The People's Law School
  • Domestic Law
  • 2007
  • The People's Law School
  • Domestic Law
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (28)
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"To sum up Kim in one word is impossible, she is gregarious, gracious and experienced. Her character and legal acumen are outstanding. She provides her clients with compassion and respect. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I first met Kim when she was advocating for family law matters and I was serving in the Legislature. She was so passionate and committed to her cause that I thought of how wonderful it would be to work for such an attorney. She modernized Nevada law with respect to gender neutrality and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) but drafting legislation that was signed by the Governor. It couldn't have been any more apparent that I needed to work for this attorney! The experience I am gaining with ART cases as well as divorces, custody, termination of parental rights cases and estate planning has been invaluable and her commitment to community causes makes our office a rare gem in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kimberly. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Mediation Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have a learned a tremendous amount from Kim over the past few years, and can attest that she is a knowledgeable, ethical and compassionate practitioner."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Surratt and I were opposing attorneys in a civil litigation matter several years ago. I found her to be bright, conscientious, and hard working. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kim is absolutely the "go to" lawyer in Northern Nevada for Adoption matters. She not only knows the area, but is a leader in the State of Nevada on Adoption and related issues. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve thier goals. WIthout question, I endorse Kim."
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Other
"Kim has been a dynamic force in assisting divorcing couples to find a mutually acceptable solution to their family situation. I had the pleasure of training her in Collaborative Practice and in corresponding with her over the years. Her dedication to her profession and clients is admirable."
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I heartily endorse this lawyer. Kimberly is a tireless advocate for her clients, and passionate about sharing her love of the law with others. Kim is regularly relied upon by other lawyers for her knowledge and expertise in the field of surrogacy and adoption. You family is in good hands with Kimberly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Surratt is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse her."
Family Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to extend the highest possible endorsement to attorney Kim Surratt. Kim, and the lawyers in her firm, are the best you can get in the areas of family law, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoption, estate planning and assisted reproductive technology law."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I believe Kim has endeavored to represent her clients in the most noble cause I can think of, adoption of children. Kim is also an unbelievable negotiator and mediator, and represents her clients interests to the highest degree. I feel very comfortable in endorsing Kim and the lawyers in her firm, as they all have the interests of their clients as the paramount concern in any of their dealings. I highly recommend Kim."
Adoption Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kim is one of the most passionate lawyers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. If you want an adoption or assisted reproductive technology lawyer to help you - Kim is the one!"
Child custody Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Kim early in my family law career and quickly found that she is a formidable opponent in court and very knowledgeable. Kim is a tenacious advocate for her clients, but also highly professional and courteous."
Adoption Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kim is a wonderful, caring attorney who works hard to serve her clients. I have known her since 2007 and respect her approach to cases."
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