While Kim is a major force in the Georgia criminal defense game, her journey to becoming a defense attorney is actually quite interesting. Many of you might not be aware that Kim actually started her career on the other side of the courtroom
as a prosecuting attorney. She made a name for herself as one of the most hardworking and toughest prosecutors in the area and took that tenacity with her when she opened up own firm. Today, her mission is to provide relentless defense to accused citizens.
Perhaps no one knows Kim’s journey from prosecution to defense better than one of the very first clients she took on through her new firm 10 years ago: Cole. Here is Cole’s story: “When I was 18, I got in a bit of legal trouble for racing, and Kim was the prosecutor for my case. I remember the first time I encountered her. It was my first hearing, and I was terrified of her on the other side of the table. She was both knowledgeable in her approach and unfaltering in her delivery. So when I was arrested three years later with a DUI charge, and I’d heard that she had changed her practice area to defense, I knew there was no one else I wanted to hire to represent me.”
“When I was pulled over, I had just finished the one beer I’d had the entire evening. The officer pulled me over when I was just 200 yards from the bar, so the smell of beer was still on my breath. I refused a Breathalyzer but took a field sobriety test. I also asked the officer for a blood test because I knew I wasn’t intoxicated. He didn’t seem to care if I was drunk or not, though. In fact, I believe he wanted to arrest me simply because he had the power to do so.”
“Three days after I got out of jail, I called Kim, a great DUI attorney. It was the best decision I’d ever made. She stood up for me just like she stands up for all her clients, and I believe my life has turned out the way it did because of her ability to get me a fair case and a fair result.”