In my professional life, I am a lawyer and mediator and I most enjoy working on family law cases. In my role, I see many people who are hurting. Some of the wounds are still fresh, or ongoing.  I sit with people in their darkest moments, day after day as they share their stories with me. I feel it is an honor to be present with them at their lowest points in life and I take my role seriously.

In my personal life, I am a single mom to three adult children.  I have gone through two divorces.  One was pretty straightforward and the second one almost killed me.

After the experience of the horribly painful divorce I saw my clients through a different lens.  I was able to see more clearly through the heart, rather  than just intellectually as their lawyer or mediator.  As a result of my divorce experience, I am altogether different in mind, body and spirit.

I started the blog intending it to be one of your stereotypical professional blogs, often done for business development, putting on my public lawyer persona. But as I started to write the blog went in a different direction.   Instead, the spirit moved me to share my own story of pain and heartbreak, and then incomprehensible triumph, and now delight in the journey of life.

Friends and colleagues have told me I am crazy to be so vulnerable  to share like this, but I wanted others who are suffering to know they are not alone. I wanted people to see first -hand that someone who sits in the dark with them as their lawyer has been there, and understands.  I wanted them to see that after incredible devastation, one can triumph to a happy life.

As I have healed my own life, it has opened me to new insights about myself and about all of us on the journey.

It’s my hope that this blog will help others similarly situated have the most important thing I can provide.  Hope.

Email me at: Kim@compassionlegal.com

You can find me also on Twitter @attorneymediate or Facebook:Facebook.com/attorneymediate


9 thoughts on “About

  1. Susie Ambrose says:

    Beautifully said. Thank you for baring a piece of your soul so that others will know that they are not alone.

  2. Thank you for being so brave and so generous to share. It’s a strange thing that people equate divorce with professional stature and position. In the end regardless of your zip code or gender – divorce is painful. The reasons and the sources might vary, but they are painful. No one imagines on the day of their marriage ceremony that they will ever be in a situation of a divorce. Grateful for you being so vulnerable, your clients must benefit immensely from your generosity and understanding.

  3. Teresa Herold says:

    Kim, It’s been seven years already since you helped me through a nightmare. Today I just discovered your blog. Profound and beautiful, just like you!! Thank you for sharing. I will be checking back often. Take care!!

  4. Gary Britson says:

    Your essays are very well written. I find every one interesting. Keep writing!

    • Thank you for the encouragement Gary! I see you are an author yourself. Isn’t writing a glorious endeavor?!

      • Gary Britson says:

        I have been rejected by every magazine and literary agent in the western hemisphere. On the other hand, it’s less expensive than going to a gym, and a lot less embarrassing. Glad to see you found an area of law in which you can thrive.
        Now, if I could only get Steven Spielberg to buy one of my plays…

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