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Kimberley Keyes

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  • Phone: (781) 253-2049
  • Fax: 781-741-5050

About Attorney Keyes

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.

Academic Excellence Extends to the Law

Attorney Keyes’ credentials are remarkable. Before becoming a lawyer, she was the valedictorian of her high school and graduated from Boston University’s acclaimed College of Communication with a degree in journalism. After college, she 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, she 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 Practicing 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.

A Leading Blogger on Massachusetts Family Law Issues

Raised in Quincy, Attorney Keyes has lived on the South Shore for most of her life. Attorney Keyes continues to contribute to legal scholarship in Massachusetts through her published works on the Lynch & Owens Blog and Massachusetts Divorce Mediation Blog, as well as speaking engagements for attorneys and law students. Attorney Keyes has a 10.0 rating at Avvo.com, has been twice named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, and is a past winner of the Massachusetts Trial Court First Justices’ Award for Pro Bono Publico Excellence.

Bar Admission

  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Education

  • J.D. Suffolk University Law School, magna cum laude
  • B.S. Boston University

Blogs and Videos by Kimberley Keyes

Please click here to read all legal blogs written by Attorney Keyes. For mediation blogs written by Attorney Keyes, please click here. For a playlist of all videos featuring Attorney Keyes, please click here.

Awards
  • Plymouth County Bar Association
    Plymouth County Bar Association
  • Avvo Excellent Plymouth Lawyer
    Avvo Excellent Plymouth Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediation
    Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediation
  • Avvo 10.0 Top Attorney – Kimberley Keyes
    Avvo 10.0 Top Attorney – Kimberley Keyes
  • Distinguished Fellow - Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Pr
    Distinguished Fellow - Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Pr
  • Pro Bono Publico Excellence – MA Trial Court Dept
    Pro Bono Publico Excellence – MA Trial Court Dept