Prompt, attentive and caring family law attorney.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services||State Bar of California||1995|
|Owner/Attorney||Law Offices of Kim Marie Staron||1993 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|ABA Military Pro Bono Project||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Stoney's Kids||Board Member||2008 - Present|
|Foothills Bar Association||Member - Board of Directors||2007 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member Military Law & Family Law Sections||N/A|
|San Diego County Bar Association, Military Law Section||Co-Chair||2012 - 2013|
|California Western SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Nova Southwestern University||Legal Studies||BS - Bachelor of Science||1989|
|SCRA Training for San Diego County Bar Association Pro Bono Panel||Servicemembers Civil Relief Act||2014|
|Foothills Bar Association Law Day 2014||ABCs of Temporary Restraining Orders||2014|
|Lake County Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Annual Family Law Conference||Child Support Calculations in California||2013|
|Training for San Diego Navy & Marine Judge Advocates||Issues in Family Law for Military Practitioners||2011|
|SCRA Training for San Diego County Bar Association Pro Bono Panel||Servicemembers Civil Relief Act||2011|
|Judge Advocate Training MCAS Miramar||Child Support Calculations/ Income Available for Support||2011|
|Camp Pendleton Legal Assistance Conference||Family Court Services Mediation||2010|
|SCRA Training for San Diego County Bar Association Pro Bono Panel||Servicemembers Civil Relief Act||2009|
Posted by anonymous
I am so thankful to have Kim as my lawyer. She came highly recommended to me from two other people in my immediate organization within a larger Fortune 500 company. Prior to Kim, I had horrible representation from two other lawyers here in San Diego. It was so bad in fact, that I thought that I could handle representing myself without a lawyer. I almost did, but was strongly advised not to. Good thing I didnâ€™t and good thing I found Kim. I hired Kim and boy was there a noticeble difference immediately. She very quickly unraveled a string of shoddy work from prior counsel and was able to negotiate several agreements outside of court with an extremely contentionus opposing counselor. My prior two lawyers were unable to ever come to an agreement on anything outside of court. She did it on her first try. Unfortunately, my ex will not let up and continually files motions against me. Kim has represented me in court four times now. Each time, the outcome has been highly favorable. I believe that the reason that each outcome has been favorable is because Kim is incredibly knowledgeable regarding the law. She is the first lawyer that actually proved her ability to navigate family legal code on the spot and without prior warning while I was in her office, showing me exactly where and how the law applied to a particular aspect of my case. She really knows her stuff and she is extremely intelligent. She also keeps up on changes to the law and when they take effect in order to utilize them if necessary. She is extremely efficient and does not make any false promises. She is very direct about her approach and always acts above board. She is the first lawyer that I have had that tries to get in and get out and get done without creating additonal efforts and delays. Kimâ€™s strong ethical standards will continue to increase her positive representation throughout the court system. This is important as I had no idea that one of my prior lawyers had a bad reputation throughout our courts due to one or more DUI situations. I had no clue until I had moved on. With Kim, I have no concern on this front. Also key to her approach is her preparation. My prior two lawyers seemed to wait until the last minute and then forget important elements causing me to stress out and have to give them all kinds of reminders in the court room. With Kim, you can take a breath and relax once sheâ€™s taken over your affairs. I have referred her to at least 5 other people that have come to me asking whether or not I knew a good lawyer (just in the past 6 months alone), and I will continue to refer anyone I come across to her.
Posted by Daniel
Kim is great. She actually called and gave me about 30 minutes over the phone and didn't even charge a dime. Every other attorney I contacted wanted 350-400 for the initial consult. Not Kim, she called me up the same day, and we spoke at length regarding my situation. She was extremely up front with me, didn't beat around the bush and gave solid advice. If I do end up in divorce, she will get my business, no question. Thanks Kim for the honest and direct advice. More attorney's should take a look at how you do business.
Angelina Bradley, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch" would be an understatement when describing Kim's skills as a family law attorney. I had the pleasure of working with Kim during my tour as a legal assistance attorney in San Diego. Divorce is a fact of life in the military, and the issues can get complex. Kim's was always willing to discuss a case and point me (and my client) in the right direction. When a case was too complex for the legal assistance office, those servicemembers who selected Kim as their attorney always had glowing reviews of her professionalism and advocacy of their case. Civility, professionalism, and expertise. Kim has them all.
David Beavans, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Having faced Kim as opposing counsel, I can say without hesitation that Kim is a top notch attorney. Her knowledge of family law is comprehensive. She is very pleasant to work with and always stays true to her word, but she is a fiery advocate for her clients in court. Any client who needs a family law attorney will be very happy they chose Kim as their counsel.