Attorney Kimberly Hamilton has been providing effective and efficient legal assistance to her family law clients since 1986. Kim and her partner Claire Kimmel established their own firm in order to be able to carry out their legal practice with a commitment to excellence and high standards of service, working tirelessly to competently address their clients’ needs in a compassionate and cost-efficient manner.


Kim is a 1977 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and a 1980 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Kim has resided in Centre County since 1981. She began her career as an Assistant Public Defender and was appointed Chief Public Defender in 1984, a position in which she served until she and Claire established Hamilton and Kimmel.


Kim’s law practice includes both traditional litigation and out-of-court conflict resolution methods. She is a trained mediator and has been one of only a handful of collaborative law attorneys in Centre County working hard to encourage the growth of this innovative alternative approach to family law cases since 2009. 


Kim is a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals and the Vice President of the Central Counties Collaborative Law Community. She is a member and past President of the Centre County Bar Association and a member and past Zone Delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association.


Kim is proud to serve on the Domestic Relations and Women’s Bar Committees for the Centre County Bar Association and to be a member of the Family Law Section and the Women in the Profession and Collaborative Law Committees of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Kimberly Hamilton, Esquire

“Divorce and custody disputes can cause great stress for families. After more than 25 years as a family law attorney, I have the knowledge and experience to help you explore your options and, resolve your legal disputes in a way that empowers you.  When you hire me, I personally handle all aspects of your case and you and I work as a team to get the best possible outcome for you and your family.”

-- Kim Hamilton, Esquire

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