Clients say they appreciate my attention to detail, diligence, adaptability, precision, and persistence. They also value my communication skills; I’m a strong writer and speak with candor, clarity, and concision. My ability to think on my feet serves my clients well, both in and out of the courtroom. I take a realistic, matter-of-fact approach by looking at the client’s end goal and working backwards to craft and implement strategies that help us get there in the quickest and most economical way.
Kimberly “Kim” H. Israel represents clients in litigation in Florida state and federal courts, including bankruptcy and appellate venues. Handling jury and non-jury trials and appeals, Kim advocates on behalf of organizations and individuals in general civil and commercial matters. With a particular focus on business litigation, Kim guides companies in cases connected to day-to-day operations. She also advises on matters involving contract review, interpretation, negotiation, and disputes; creditors’ rights issues; mortgage litigation; landlord-tenant law (commercial and residential); domestication and collection of out-of-state judgments; asset protection; and construction litigation.
Kim supervises a team of employees that manages outside counsel, a role that has given her tremendous insight into clients’ perspectives and concerns. As an attorney who advises many small businesses, Kim finds great satisfaction in building enduring relationships, procuring favorable outcomes, and receiving referrals from these clients. Always working to prevent cases from languishing, Kim keeps an eye on the bottom line and strives to resolve matters swiftly and efficiently.
Additionally, Kim has served as a Court-appointed Receiver in the Fourth Judicial Circuit, Duval County, FL. She has worked as a receiver for a distressed law firm and on behalf of an apartment complex that had fallen into disrepair, with the owners entangled in a very contentious dispute.
Highly regarded in the Jacksonville area, Kim is as an active participant in its business and legal communities. She has gained recognition and awards from several prominent organizations including Martindale-Hubbell, Jacksonville Magazine, and Forbes Business. Kim has held leadership roles in the Federal Bar Association and the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association and is a Master in the Chester Bedell American Inn of Court, positions that have grown her extensive network of relationships, enhancing her ability to serve clients.