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Child Support Attorney

Kim is the type of attorney you will never forget once you experience her compassionate yet tenacious representation firsthand.  She has over 19 years of family law experience and litigation practice combined with the respect from the Pierce County Superior Court bench.  While experience tends to be the leading factor in hiring a lawyer, what sets Kim apart is her knowledge of the law and detail oriented approach.

As a family law attorney, Kimberly April 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 stacked up on her desk.

Kim is detail oriented and takes a disciplined approach to the practice of law.  She will keep you informed throughout your case and is ready for any emergency that arises. Her clients describe her as “hardworking”, “straight to the point” and “one to follow through”.

For the duration of her 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 enables her to be proficient in 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, 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, they can trust 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 and obtains good results for her clients.

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.

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Reviews

“I was a client in a unique child support case with original settlement terms developed out-of-state. Kimberly demonstrated genuine concern for me as a person and the well-being of my child. She quickly reviewed a voluminous amount of documentation and assembled arguments to represent me. She displayed extraordinary legal scholarship in dealing with the principles involved in the out-of-state settlement.
Most importantly, Kimberly leveraged impressive talent and incisiveness for the judge’s interpretation of the law to adapt her arguments in court. She was well-prepared and incredibly agile during court proceedings, leading to a dismissal of the motion to modify the original agreement.
In dealing with four different attorneys throughout the defense and management of custody and child support agreements, Kimberly has far and away been the most successful attorney I’ve worked with. I would absolutely retain her services again and would urge anyone else in a family-related case to do the same.”

– Anonymous, 12/05/2018