Kimberly April is the type of attorney you will never forget once you experience her compassionate yet tenacious representation firsthand.
One of the biggest complaints against lawyers is that they often take over the consultation and start talking before they have heard the client’s whole story. Kim differentiates herself by taking the time to truly listen and hears the entire situation before providing legal advice.
Kim understands that every client is unique and in order to meet their goals of the client that each case must be handled unique to the person she is representing. You will not just be another file on her desk.
In addition to her compassion, Kim takes pride in her detail oriented and disciplined approach to the practice of law. She will keep you informed throughout your case and is always ready for any emergency that arises. Her clients describe her as “hardworking”, “straight to the point” and “always one to follow through”.
For the duration of her 19 years as a lawyer, Kim’s practice has focused exclusively on family law matters immersing herself in all aspects of divorce cases, custody actions, domestic violence protection orders, emergency relief, third party custody actions, etc. Her flexible approach and practical orientation have enabled her to be adept at crafting creative solutions to the most challenging cases.
Kim’s family law career began during and after law school under the tutelage of renowned Pierce County family law attorney Diana Lynn Kiesel. This lasted over a decade until Diana Lynn Kiesel was appointed to the Pierce County Superior Court Bench as a Court Commissioner. Prior to joining Envision Family Law Group, Kim was a successful solo practitioner in Pierce County.
Kim has earned an exemplary reputation with the Pierce County Judges and Commissioners as well as a venerable opponent by her colleagues. Due to Kim’s reputation and her frequent appearances in court, the Court knows that when Kim is arguing, it can trust that her facts are concrete and her position is well thought out. This hard-earned reputation combined with her experience and rational positions is the reason she is very successful in the courtroom.
Kim received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in 1996 and graduated from Seattle University School of Law, cum laude in 1999. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Washington and the United States District Court. Kim is a member of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, TPCBA Family Law Section and served as a board member from 2001 to 2005.
When she is not dedicating her time to her practice, she is planning excursions with her son and traveling the United States.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100||American Trial Lawyers||2019|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Attorney||Envision Family Law||2018 - Present|
|Lawyer||Law Office of Kimberly L. April, PLLC||2009 - 2018|
|Associate||Law Office of Diana Lynn Kiesel, Inc P.S.||1998 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Trustee||2006 - 2009|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Secretary||2004 - 2005|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Trustee||2001 - 2003|
|Seattle University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Washington||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
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Thu Mar 05 2020
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