Kimberly J. Anderson

Connect with Kim:312.715.0870kanderson@illinoislawforyou.com

Connect with Kim:
312.715.0870

kanderson@illinoislawforyou.com

Admitted

Illinois, 1998, United States Supreme Court, 2002

Law School

The John Marshall Law School, JD, with Honors 1998

Undergraduate Degree

Elmhurst College, Bachelors of Science in Business, 1995

Law Related Activities

  • American Bar Association 1996-2002
  • Co-chair, Children and the Law 2000
  • Association for Conflict Resolution-Member, 2003-2005
  • CARPLS. Young Lawyers Board Member, 1999-2001
  • Bar Attorney, Juvenile Court, 2001-2006
  • Chicago Bar Association. 1998-2008
  • Chair of the Chicago Bar’s Domestic Relations Committee, 2007-2008
  • 17th Annual Moot Court Competition, Judge, 1998
  • Member of the Adoption and Family Law Divisions, 2000-Present
  • Chicago Bar-Chair-Matrimonial Subcommittee, Judiciary and the Court, 2002-2007
  • Child Representative-Cook County, 2004-Present
  • Criminal Justice Trial Competition, trial team member, 1998
  • Coach for New Zealand, Canterbury School of Law, 1999
  • Georgetown White Collar Crime Competition, Coach for the John Marshall Law School. 1998, 1999

Illinois Bar Association

  • Assembly member,  2002-2006, 2007-Present
  • Committee on Bar Services & Activities, 2000-2009 (Chair), 2008-2009
  • Committee on Law Related Education for the Public, 2003-2011, (Chair) 2009-20010
  • Committee on Women and the Law, 2000-2006
  • Family Law Section Council, 2005-2011, Chair 2011-2012
  • Forensic Forum member 2009-Present, President 2011-2012
  • Recipient of the Illinois State Bar Assoc. Community Service Award, 2001
  • Solo and Small Conference, Planning Member, 2007-2009
  • Standing Committee on Bar Elections Supervision, 2002-2009
  • Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations-Cook County, 2002-2010
  • Young Lawyers Board Member, 1999-2002
  • Illinois LEARN Board of Directors, 2000-2009
  • National Association of Counsel for Children, 1996-2002
  • Women Everywhere, Partners and Service Project
  • Board member, 1998-2008, President 2007

Seminars/Speaking Engagements/CLE

  • Guest Speaker, Domestic Violence, Channel 21, December 2002
  • Speaker, Child Support.  “Law at the Library” seminar-CBA, 2003-2007
  • Speaker, Triton College, Family law, April 10, 2001
  • IICLE-Divorce Advocacy School, Developing Powerful Discovery Skills, 2001
  • IICLE-Basic Skills-The New Attorney’s Introduction to the Effective Practice of Law
  • April 7, 2008
  • IICLE-Basic Skills, October 14-15, 2008
  • IICLE-Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements, November 11 & November 21, 2008
  • Speaker, Domestic violence issues, Rainbow House, 2000
  • National Association of Counsel for Children, three day seminar. Training courses included Syndrome Evidence,
  • Diagnostic Imaging in Infant Abuse, Domestic Violence and Psychiatric Testimony & and Mental Status, 1998
  • Hot Topics in Domestic Violence, Speaker “Nuts and Bolts of Hearings on Civil Orders of Protection, September 8, 2006
  • John Marshall Law School, Speaker, Issues for new attorneys, October 30, 2006
  • Illinois State Bar, Speaker Cable program , “Abandoned baby and Adoptions”
  • September 27, 2006
  • Illinois State Bar, Speaker-“Passed the Bar, Now What?”  August 22, 2008
  • Hot Topics in Matrimonial Law, Chicago Bar Seminar, February 28, 2006
  • The John Marshall Law School, Animal Law Issues in Family Law, 2006

Aggressive, yet professional. Diligent, yet accessible. Results-driven, yet compassionate. These are all ways clients have described Kimberly Anderson.

Her experience as a family lawyer have prepared her to help you during some of the most complicated life issues — like divorce and child custody cases. When facing these circumstances, pain and fear can leave you searching for an advocate. Someone who cares about you and will fight on your behalf.

As a prior prosecutor, Kimberly is courtroom-tested to litigate the toughest cases. Yet her warmth and understanding has put client after client at ease.

Kimberly has represented many families, but also individuals, business owners, entrepreneurs, and other professionals. Because every case has unique needs, you and Kimberly work together to choose the right strategy to get the right outcome.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Kimberly has been nominated as a Super Lawyer by her peers every year since 2008. Only 5% of the lawyers in Illinois qualify as a Super Lawyer. She was also nominated to “The Top Women Attorneys in Illinois by “Chicago” Magazine.

Kimberly held the position as Chair over both the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Associations Family Law Section councils. 

 

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★★★★★ “I worked with Kim for the adoption of my daughter. She was always available and took my calls even late in the night. … I would highly recommend Kim. She is aggressive and fought for my rights.” - Kimberly
★★★★★ “Although I was represented by someone else in the beginning of my divorce, who I believed was experienced in complex divorce cases … They were not. I watched Ms. Anderson in a courtroom on another matter and called her afterward to see if she would take on my divorce case … Best call I ever made! I wish I had called her first. Would have saved myself much aggravation, time and money.” - James
★★★★★ “I highly recommend Kimberly Anderson. She is knowledgeable, assertive, and experienced. What impressed me most about Kim is her dedication. I was able to reach her whenever there was a problem. She always responded immediately, proposed a solution, and put me at ease.” - Lisa