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Kimberly J Powell

Child support Attorney

4.9   26 reviews
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Ms. Powell was admitted to the State Bar of Washington and Oregon, and therefore is the managing attorney of Ashby Law’s Walla Walla office. Ms. Powell is a dedicated and compassionate attorney focusing on all aspects of family law, including divorce, separation, custody, child support, division of property, relocation actions and spousal maintenance (alimony), and other family law related matters.

Licensed for 12 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/25/2022
State OR
Status Inactive
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/11/2022

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellente !!!!
excellent lawyer. Kimberly & Brian excellent. Team I am glad that other rejected my case because thanks to that I could find . lawyer Kimberly and Brian .hey provided excellent communication. Every doubt was answered in minutes. From my first visit I knew that they were the perfect lawyers who God put in my way Thank you for changing give relief to my life Kimberly & Brian. Thanks""
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and thorough
I went through an agonizing legal separation with Kimberly Powell at Ashby as my attorney. She was extremely helpful and thorough in her work, and made the legal aspects of my case much less stressful than I thought they'd be. The entire firm including her paralegal Rose were also excellent.
Posted by Cami | March 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Adoption Case for 2 kids
Our attorney Kimberly Powell and our paralegal Anna Hernandez did a great job! They were prompt and straight forward. They also kept us informed throughout the 8 months our case was running. What I appreciated most is how well they got to know us and how the worked whole-heartedly in our favor. They are an excellent asset to have in an adoption case and I’m sure in any other case as well. These two are a wonderful team and they give it their all every time. The only hard part was how expensive the firm was in general. Because our case ran out longer than expected it depleted our funds but it was worth it. And they were willing to work with us through it all which was great.
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Posted by Sean | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Kimberly is a great attorney. She helped me when nobody else would touch my case. A non parent tried to take my baby from me and Kimberly fought for me and won my case. I highly recommend Kimberly as an attorney.
Posted by Patrisha | August 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody case
Kim and Rose were both very helpful, also kept me updated on everything going on with my case. They have so much knowledge and won my case. I would have never been able to do it on my own. I would go back to Kim if needed in a heartbeat. Thank you!
Posted by Vanessa | May 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
We hired Kimberly Powell as our lawyer and Rose our Paralegal for a step parent adoption. My husband and I were extremely satisfied with how professional, and personable they were. Our case was done in a very timely manner. We were very satisfied with how fast our emails and calls were answered by both Kimberly and Rose. We're so glad we hired them, we would would hire them again in a second. They made us feel so welcome in there office and always polite and helpful. I recommend them to anyone!Best decision we made was hiring them!
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great timely service provided in difficult situations.
I worked with Kimberly Powell and Rose Slusser during my divorce proceedings. Kimberly and Rose formulated a plan and guided me through a divorce process while dealing with a difficult respondent. I found that there was very little that I had to do on my own as Kimberly and Rose handled the majority of the paperwork and filings. I would recommend this office to anyone.
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Posted by shara | April 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
I'm actually the clients mother. I can not express enough how thoroughly my daughters case was handled by both Rose and Kim. I stayed out of it as much as possible. Rose and Kim helped Jessica grow and take on responsibility for herself and her decisions in life. They were there every step of the way guiding her and keeping her on track. They are not afraid to take on lawyers , with less then reputable tactics, while remaining professional. Communication was always prompt and efficient. I give my highest ratings and hope that you choose this team to assist you with your legal issues.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Overcame Impossible Jurisdiction Issues, Highly Recommended
Many attorneys in two different states over a period of months told me that I wouldn’t be able to get my divorce case moved to Washington from Oregon because of complexities involved including custody however Kimberly achieved the impossible. I was very blessed that she was willing to take on such a difficult case when nobody else was willing to in both states. She was extremely patient and helpful with all my phone calls and emails and always explained things very well. I would highly recommend Kimberly Powell and her firm, they were truly amazing to work with.
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Posted by Kathy | June 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got the job done!
It was a long and tedious divorce but she was able to help navigate me through the laborious process. I would recommend Kimberly if you in need of legal assistance.
Posted by Ellen | June 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Atty. Kim Powell is the perfect choice to represent me, and so is Cassidy, her assistant. I needed a team who could make me feel at ease while going through the process, and they did just that. Kim and Cassidy were prompt in replying to my questions and concerns, and in taking action if I had a request. They have gone the extra mile to assist me without added costs even the case was over, and it made a big difference. My sincerest thanks to Kim and Cassidy.
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Response from Kimberly Powell June 29, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review. Cassidy and I enjoyed working with you so much and hope the best for you (and your dog's) best future whether here or in South Carolina or the Philippines. Please do not hesitate to email us with questions. Best wishes!
Posted by Brian | June 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
my lawyer
I Hired Kimberly because my case was in Oregon and I lived in Washington, Kimberly follows a strict code of ethics she is easy to talk too, polite and very professional. Everything she has said about my case she has done and followed through with it. If I have to hire a lawyer again it wont be just anyone it will be Kimberly at ashbylaw
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Response from Kimberly Powell June 29, 2016
Thank you for the amazing review! Everyone here at Ashby Law thought it was the best review anyone has received in months, so Cassidy and I thank you so much! Enjoy your 4th of July with your little one! I hope it is as good as the two of you deserve!
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal and thorough service!
I hired Kim for what should have been a fairly simple divorce; it ended up with so many complications because my now-ex-husband went off the rails a bit. Meeting with Kim always made me feel confident and calm, and her preparation was always top-notch. Even now, after our divorce has been finalized, Kim is helping me with the transition as I deal with some outlandish behavior from my ex. Kim will make you feel as though you are her only client and she has all the time in the world for you, when in fact she is completely swamped! She really goes the extra mile to make sure her clients feel protected, safe, confident, and at ease. I also appreciate Kim's honesty. I would highly recommend Kim to anyone seeking help with family law.
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Response from Kimberly Powell April 22, 2016
Thank you so much! What a wonderful review. You are too sweet and have been an absolute pleasure to work with. From all of us at Ashby Law, thank you!
Posted by Joseph | February 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome service
Kimberly did a awesome job for me, she guided me in the right direction and made me feel comfortable. This law office is simply awesome and I wouldn't go to any other lawyer other than her.
Response from Kimberly Powell February 24, 2016
What a wonderful review! Thank you so much. I am so happy to hear that you felt comfortable and that we were of help. I, and everyone else here at Ashby Law, say thank you and wish you the best of luck!
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Hiring Ashby Law was such a relief. They treated me with care and acted as if they cared. It was such a pleasant surprise. They handled my case with professionalism and achieved a resolution that I would not have received elsewhere. Thank you Kimberly Powell and Ashby Law.
Response from Kimberly Powell February 24, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words. I, and everyone else here, try hard to let our clients know we care. Thank you again and best wishes!
Posted by Carmen | February 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Separation
Kim handled my legal separation very professionally and with compassion for me as a person. She answered my questions in a way that I was able to comprehend which gave me reassurance that my concerns were being addressed.
Response from Kimberly Powell February 10, 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. We are so pleased to hear that you felt reassured throughout the process. Again, thank you and, good luck!
Posted by Shawna | February 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, Competent Attorney who will go the extra mile for you!
Mrs. Powell was assigned to my case with just hours to go before my hearing, she threw herself in to as if it were for her. Her attention to the details and caring nature made me feel confident that whether I was granted my relocation or not that I had received the best legal representation possible. We met after hours and exchanged several e-mails late into that night. She really went above and beyond and her efforts really showed that next morning at the hearing. I knew I was in great hands with Kim Powell!
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Response from Kimberly Powell February 10, 2016
Thank you so much for the review! We are so pleased to hear that, no matter the result, you felt confident within your attorney, even in spite of me having taken over the case at the last minute! Thank you so much for your kind words and thank you so much for having that confidence in me.
Posted by Tia | November 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Amazing!
Ashby Law is an absolutely amazing law firm. My attorney was Kimberly Powell and my paralegal was Denora Sandoval. They took on my case with full force and got the outcome I wanted. My case was not a typical divorce case because my ex-husband was located in Mexico. Kimberly and Denora were able to go above and beyond and get the job done considering this was not an easy case and it was international. My legal team used great strategy to achieve the results I wanted along with getting it completed within 90 days. I would definitely recommend Ashby Law to anyone seeking help in family law. I would especially recommend Kimberly Powell because she truly stands apart from other attorneys. She genuinely listens to your needs and works with you to help you get the results YOU want!!!
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Posted by Miranda | October 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Jurisdiction
I had the pleasure working with Kimberly Powell, and her fabulous paralegal Cassidy Clyde. I was having to defend myself out of the state of Washington and was feeling helpless, but Kim and her staff gave me positive reassurance. They were able to get my case dismissed, due to jurisdiction, without seeing the inside of a court room, less than one month. I always felt up to date with everything happening, and any question I had was answered the same day with the utmost support and compassion. This team is amazing and I would recommend them to anyone having to battle for custody. Thank you so much to Kim, Cassidy, Alyssa, and Beth. You all are a true blessing!
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Response from Kimberly Powell November 2, 2015
Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are so happy to hear that you had a great experience at our firm, even in light of it being a custody battle. Once again, thank you from the Ashby Law Team and we wish you the best of luck!
Posted by Tom | September 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
I went to Ashby Law looking for help, and i found it in a big way, I went to Ashby law for a consultation on a child custody battle. while there I was told that I cold possibly qualify for Benton county legal aid and that I have a good chance. Ashby law then took me on pro-Bono. I had started the process with all the court papers and they just jumped in head first and took over, WOW once they got into the fight it was over very very fast. Kim, Cassady and the rest of the team did a out standing job of helping me in and out of the court room they stayed with me all the way to the end. the things i like the best is that they wanted to make sure i understood what was happening, no question went unanswered and no problem went unsolved. Kim and her team did fabulous for me and would recommend this firm to any one that want a real person to help them and not just some one that wants your money. so go see Kim and her team.
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Response from Kimberly Powell September 23, 2015
Thank you so much! Our team here at Ashby Law is excited and happy to hear that you had such a great experience! Once again, thank you!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Office Partner
  • Ashby Law PLLC
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Walla Walla Office Managing Attorney
  • Ashby Law - Walla Walla
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Ashby Law PLLC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Ashby Law PLLC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Schlemlein Goetz Fick & Scruggs, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Kulla Ronnau Schaub & Chambers P.C.
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Lead Law Clerk
  • Oregon Department of Justice - Child Advocacy Section
  • 2008 - 2010
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Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Idaho
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Modification of Child Support
  • Child support reduced in favor of our client
  • Jurisdiction
  • Case Dismissed
  • Modification of Custody
  • Custody changed to Client

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Benton County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Attorney Memeber
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association Adoption Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Benton County CASA Program
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Willamette University College of Law Moot Court Board
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Psi Chi: National Honor Society in Psychology
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Ten Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2018
  • Ten Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • First Year Appellate Competition Winner
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (25)
Endorse Kimberly
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kim is always ready to create great solutions for her clients. She very intelligently and courageously, finds winning arguments to improve her client's lives. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kim is a skilled advocate who is very knowledgeable about family law issues. Kim is dedicated to her clients and it shows through her work. I endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kim is an excellent attorney. Brilliant and great courtroom poise. She is an asset to the firm and has put the Walla Walla office on the map with her dedication to assisting clients."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kimberly is a highly skilled family law practitioner who is dedicated to getting a great result for her clients. I highly endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a persuasive advocate and is passionate about her work. She goes above and beyond what is expected in all that she does."
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Ms. Powell. She is an excellent attorney with a wealth of knowledge on child custody and family law matters. Her representation of clientele is detailed and compassionate."
Family Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Kimberly is an outstanding attorney who works hard for every client."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have often gone to court and relied on Kim's work. I trust her work without reservation. Her personal experience as a GAL and with child abuse cases in Oregon gives her a point of view that lets her understand difficult family dynamics. An especially great choice for a lawyer to work on your family law matter if there are abuse or addiction issues."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Friend
"Ms. Powell is a dedicated attorney and cares about her clients. She is passionate about the work she does."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Kim is a smart, tough litigator. I have known her for a number of years and would refer prospective clients to her who need help in her area with no hesitation."
Family Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kim is a brilliant attorney. She finds solutions to difficult issues and then executes perfectly. Highly recommended!"
Litigation Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Kimberly worked for me in 2013 -2014 after she moved back to Tri-Cities. She was organized, effective and efficient, always working on ways to improve the service we provided to our client. Kimberly was easy to work with and always on top of her work. I think she is a great asset to clients and the Tri-Cities legal community."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I spent 2 years working with Kimberly. We hired her as an associate attorney right after her graduation from law school. Kimberly handled a number of family law cases for our firm. She did divorce work, custody cases, child support cases, etc. As one of her supervising attorneys I monitored her work and worked with her. She was always professional and prepared. Since her departure we have had a number of clients ask for her as they appreciated her work."
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