Kimberley Keyes has earned a reputation as a widely respected attorney whose pedigree includes serving as a judicial clerk for the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court and spending six years practicing family law and litigation at one of Boston’s most prestigious law firms. In 2011, Attorney Keyes opened her own law office on the South Shore of Massachusetts, where she has primarily focused her practice on the divorce and family law needs of the men and women of Plymouth and Norfolk counties.
Many clients who struggle to select an attorney find themselves torn between the sterling reputation and gravitas of big city law firms and the local knowledge and affordability of a solo practitioner in their county. Attorney Keyes provides South Shore clients with the best of both worlds: She spent nearly a decade burnishing her credentials as a law clerk at the state’s highest courts and later as an associate at the prestigious Boston law firm of Prince Lobel Tye LLP. She then spent six years building her local reputation with the judges, court staff and attorneys of Plymouth and Norfolk counties, making her a fixture within the tight-knit South Shore legal community.
At Lynch & Owens, Attorney Keyes continues to provide clients the poise, skillset and legal pedigree that one expects from Boston’s top law firms while delivering the local knowledge and connections of a South Shore practitioner.
Kimberley Keyes is a Massachusetts divorce lawyer, family law attorney and divorce mediator whose areas of concentration include divorce, child custody and support, alimony, asset division, domestic violence and complex financial litigation.
Attorney Keyes’ educational and professional credentials are remarkable. Before becoming a lawyer, Attorney Keyes was the valedictorian of her high school class and graduated from Boston University’s acclaimed College of Communication with a degree in journalism. After college, Attorney Keyes spent six years as an award-winning reporter and editor before attending Suffolk Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude after serving as an articles editor of the Suffolk University Law Review. As a lawyer, Attorney Keyes served separate stints as a judicial clerk for Hon. Charlotte A. Perretta of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Hon. Francis X. Spina of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, before receiving a distinguished fellowship with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press outside Washington, D.C.
A reputation for top-flight legal scholarship has followed Attorney Keyes since law school. Her case comment on Florida v. White for the Suffolk University Law Review won Best Staff Competition Piece, while her note, Freedom Without Responsibility: Do Massachusetts Media Defendants Need the Neutral Reportage Privilege?, has been cited by the Massachusetts Appeals Court in Reilly v. The Associated Press, 59 Mass. App. Ct. 764, fn. 4 (2003), a 2008 symposium article with the Ohio Northern University Law Review, and internationally in Michael Gillooly’s The Third Man: Reform of the Australasian Defamation Defences. Attorney Keyes has published articles in News Media & The Law and the Federal Lawyer magazine, and co-wrote, with Joseph D. Steinfield and Jeffrey Pyle, an annual update of access law for the Practising Law Institute’s Communications Law program in New York. In 2011, Attorney Keyes co-authored an article in the Massachusetts Lawyers Journal entitled How Divorce Lawyers (And Clients) Can Benefit From Working With Mediators with Donald G. Tye and John A. Fiske. Today, Attorney Keyes continues to contribute to legal scholarship in Massachusetts through her published works on the Lynch & Owens Blog and Massachusetts Divorce Mediation Blog. In addition to writing, Attorney Keyes has served as a court-appoint conciliator for family law cases and volunteered as a lawyer of the day in Plymouth and Norfolk counties, for which she received the First Justices’ Award for Pro Bono Publico Excellence. She has also appeared for numerous speaking engagements for attorneys and law students.
Raised in Quincy, Attorney Keyes has lived on the South Shore for most of her life.