Kimberly is a Senior Associate Attorney, licensed in Alabama, with 14 years of experience in elder law and estate planning. She was born and raised in Gwinnett County, Georgia. When Kimberly was a young child, her maternal grandmother was placed in a State nursing home too far from her family and passed away alone before her family could get to her. That memory lingered throughout Kimberly’s childhood. It was in the 9th grade, after reading To Kill a Mockingbird, that she knew she wanted to become an attorney. In law school, Kimberly joined the Elder Law Legal Clinic and discovered all of the resources out there for the elderly and disabled. From then forward, she knew that assisting families through life’s transitions was her calling.
At the start of Kimberly’s career, she worked for Legal Services Alabama as the Elder Law Attorney for the Central Alabama Area Agency on Aging, before going into private practice. This afforded her the amazing opportunity to represent elderly clients with good nursing home placement, medical treatment, and protection from ongoing abuse and neglect.
After her second daughter was born, she opened her own elder care firm and became a Guardian ad Litem in the Probate Court representing seniors with Medicaid applications, guardianships, conservatorships and probate matters for several years. Then, Kimberly worked for Victoria as a Legal Trainer for the national organization, Lawyers with Purpose, that Victoria Co-Founded. Most recently, Kimberly transitioned into the role of Senior Associate Attorney at The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, PC.
Kimberly is an Ambassador for the National Alzheimer’s Association, and was actively involved in lobbying the US House of Representatives and Senate to get the Hope for Alzheimer’s Act unanimously signed into law. As her own paternal grandmother suffers from the disease, it is her personal passion to do all she can to make sure we find a cure so other families do not have the same struggles.
Kimberly is the mother of two wonderful young girls, with whom her husband (also an attorney) and she spend all their spare time driving to events. She loves baking and cake decorating, and you can find her every Saturday in the fall tailgating at the UGA football games with her family and friends.