Proven Law Student Coach & Mentor
Kymberly is originally from Mobile, Alabama. She has had an interesting journey to her current position as a licensed attorney and Law Student Coach.
After high school, she attended Alabama A&M University for four years until she became unexpectedly pregnant, with only seven classes left until graduation. she moved back home to Mobile, and took 2 years off from school to begin raising her daughter, Amber. When she finally went back to school, she realized she needed to stay in Mobile where she had the support of her family, as well as their help caring for her daughter. So, she transferred to the University of South Alabama where she graduated with a bachelors in Political Science. Although becoming a lawyer had been a dream of hers since childhood, she was still unsure of whether she had what it took to become a lawyer. So she stayed in the workforce rather than going straight to law school.
Three years later, she finally decided to go to law school after many difficult life circumstances. In the Fall of 2017 she began her first semester at Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama.
Law school was such an exciting whirlwind for Kymberly! She started out just like every other first year law student, uncertain, apprehensive and a little intimidated. This changed fairly quickly. It wasn't long before Kymberly, as well as some of her classmates, realized that she had a pretty firm grasp of the substantive law being taught.
In the second semester of her first year of law school, Kymberly was tutoring classmates who didn't understand the information as quickly as she did. During that first year, she also made the Deans List, was named a finalist in the Vernon Hein Closing Argument Competition and was awarded the Most Outstanding First Year Student award by the deans of her law school. By the way, this was all while being a single mom in a new city with no family to help out.
During her second year of law school, Kymberly served as Treasurer of the Ernestine S. Sapp chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) . It was in this position on the executive board that she began to tutor and mentor even more students. This chapter BLSA offered its 1L members a comprehensive review of each first year course in preparation for final exams. Kymberly led the review session for each of the first year courses. Also, she traveled to various locations representing her school in mock trial competitions. In her very first competition, she received an Outstanding Advocate award. Finally, Kymberly also served as a Junior Editor for the Faulkner Law Review.
During her third year of law school, Kymberly served as the Vice President of BLSA. In this role, she implemented a similar finals review program that was designed for second year required courses. She facilitated the review sessions for the first year students and taught the review sessions for the second year students that year. Also, Kymberly was selected to serve on the executive committee for the Board of Advocates, Faulkner Law's trial advocacy program. Further, Kymberly served as the Executive Editor for the Faulkner Law Review that year. After persevering through a sudden change to online final exams, Kymberly graduated ranked number twelve in her class. Upon graduation, she received a Juris Doctor as well as a Masters of Laws in Dispute Resolution.
Although studying for the bar during a pandemic was difficult, Kymberly passed the Alabama bar Exam on her first attempt and was hired almost immediately as an Assistant District Attorney.