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Kimberly A. Madigan

Mediation Attorney at San Mateo, CA

4.3   6 reviews

also known as Kimberly Madigan

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kimberly

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Kimberly Madigan is a Certified Family Law Specialist* and founding partner of Madigan & Lewis, LLP, a family law firm located in Redwood City representing clients throughout the Bay Area. She is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of California.

*The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  

Ms. Madigan was selected to Super Lawyers in 2019 and 2020 and Rising Starts in 2012-2015.

Ms. Madigan is an experienced litigator and handles complex child custody and financial matters.  Ms. Madigan is also trained in mediation and collaborative law. She is currently serving on the Board of CP CAL (Collaborative Practice California) and is President Elect for 2021.  She is a former chair of Collaborative Practice San Mateo County.

In 2015, she served as Chair of the Family Law Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association.

Ms. Madigan is a member of the State Bar of California; ACFLS; San Mateo County Bar Association; the Collaborative Practice Group of San Mateo County; the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; and, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

She co-authored "The Impact of the Budget Cutbacks on California Family Law Courts" in Strategies for Family Law in California, 2014 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Developments in California Family Law, published by Thompson Reuters.


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Posted by Tobi | June 3, 2014
Thank goodness for Kim Madigan....
Kim has and continues to represent me in my divorce and custody cases. Kim's astute assessments of exposure on both sides, commonsense approach to reaching a resolution and tenacious management of both my outrage and expectations have all been pivotal in a settlement being reached. Always keeping her eye on the prize, Kim has pulled me back into line numerous times, always for my own benefit and with my best interests at heart. Trustworthy, tenacious, efficient and compassionate.
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Posted by yasuko | March 23, 2013
I highly recommend !!!
My experience with Kimberly was delightful. The legal matter at hand was a hard process for me personally, and I felt genuinely cared for every step of the way. Her good energy helped me accomplish my goal with ease. Everyone at the office is warm and friendly. I highly recommend Kimberly.
Posted by A.nja | October 25, 2011
Knowledgeable & understanding -- would hire again in a heartbeat
A very knowledgeable lawyer with great understanding and compassion for the difficult process of going through a divorce. Absolutely recommend!
Posted by Elayne | June 29, 2011
Great service and Excellent Knowledge on Family Law
Kimberly Madigan was exceptional in researching the intricacies of Family Law in order to be successful in my divorce case. The facts in my situation were unique and complicated, but Kim researched the appropriate family law and successfully won the case on my behalf. She listened to the facts of the situation and was able to fight fairly and professionally for my rights and in my best interests. She is professional, courteous, and assertive at all times.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2010
Exemplary Lawyer and Law Firm‎‎
Seeley & Madigan was referred to me by a close friend and I hired them to represent me in my recent divorce case. The firm was a pleasure to work with through a difficult time and they made me and my interests number one from beginning to end. Seeley & Madigan explained my position clearly and gave honest, straightforward advice as we moved through the process. In the end my case was resolved in my favor. I am thankful for their professionalism, clarity, attention to detail, and kindness. I would use and recommend their services again without hesitation.‎
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unresponsive and unreliable
I consulted with Ms. Madigan regarding my upcoming divorce and the papers my husband had filed. I was in a relatively confused state, and was looking for a reliable and humane lawyer. Ms. Madigan — i realized later — was only looking to learn how much money I had in the bank, so she could detemine if I was a worthwhile client. I am not a “high asset” client if compared to Elon Musk, but I had enough money to pay her. The bottom line is that in an exceptionally vulnerable moment, for me, Ms. Madigan displayed no compassion and no humanity, and decided at our meeting halfway through that I was not worth her time financially. She asked repeatedly for a sum of my assets until I got the message and unfortunately, she spoke to me in a rushed, rude and disrespectful tone once learning I had less than 900K. It was pretty odd, considering I am a successful working woman and needed help and just a little humanity right then. i strongly believe this was a show of her professional values, which means, she does not care about her clients, except as cash flow sources. In the field she is in, you gotta care in a human way to some extent if you are going to serve your clients well. I paid her and left, and as i thought through how she had behaved, and talked to several others who also had serious issues with her (people who had used her but regretted it later, which means extremely wealthy clients), i thiught that I should take the time to weite this review even though I dont write reviews, about anything. I would avoid of this peron, she is motivated only by money.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 425-495 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Madigan & Lewis, LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Seeley & Madigan,LLP
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hersh Family Law Practice
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang
  • 2001 - 2004
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  • University of Alberta
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Victoria
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2015 Chair
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Former member
  • 2001 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Northern California
  • 2014
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 10 Best Under 40 Client Satisfaction Award
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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  • Aspatore Book publication
  • "Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in California, 14th ed."
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • 2014 Christmas Lunch
  • Highlights for 2015
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (16)
Endorse Kimberly
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Extremely knowledgeable, sensitive and capable attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a very ethical, courteous and effective advocate for her family law clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Friend
"Kim is a highly ethical attorney and compassionate person who is well-suited to assist individuals and families going through separation and divorce. As my attorney, she was always responsive; provided thoughtful, concise and practical advice; and show she understood the things that were most important to me in the process. I would highly recommend Kim."

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San Mateo Mediation Lawyer Kimberly A. Madigan
Kimberly A. Madigan
Mediation Attorney
San Mateo, CA
Licensed for 17 years