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Valerie Schroeder Kershaw Domestic Relations, Family Law

Valerie Kershaw is the senior partner of Kershaw & Baumgardner, LLP. She attended Sullins College in Virginia prior to receiving her B.S. from the University of Kentucky where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with High Distinction. Ms. Kershaw graduated cum laude from the University of Louisville College of Law and was the recipient of the Samuel Greenebaum Public Service Award. Prior to going into private practice, she served as a law clerk for Justice James E. Keller and Judge Laurance B. VanMeter.

Ms. Kershaw is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), a member of the American Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, she has served as the president of the Kentucky Chapter of the AAML, and has acted as the Chair of Family Law Section of the Fayette County Bar Association.
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She is trained as a Family Mediator by the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Court. She is a frequent lecturer on various topics of Family Law at educational programs for lawyers and other professionals.

Ms. Kershaw is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Eastern and Western District of Kentucky and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Suzanne Baumgardner Domestic Relations, Family Law

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Suzanne Baumgardner joined the firm in 2004 and became a partner in the firm in 2006. She attended the University of Iowa where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 1992. Suzanne received her Juris Doctorate, with Distinction, in 1995 from the University of Iowa College of Law.

Suzanne worked in the accounting industry and moved to Kentucky in 1995. In 1996 she began her legal career with the Davidson Law firm in Lexington, Kentucky. Since that time, she has practiced almost exclusively in the area of domestic relations with a focused interest on complex financial cases. 
Suzanne is trained in Collaborative Law, an alternate form of dispute resolution. Suzanne has been a speaker for continuing education seminars and has co-authored two chapters, Contested Divorce (Chapter 5) and Separation Agreement (Chapter 6) in the First Edition of Kentucky Domestic Relations Practice published by the University of Kentucky Office of Continuing Legal Education (2006).

In 2007, Suzanne was admitted as a fellow to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Suzanne is a member of the Iowa Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, and the Fayette County Bar Association. Suzanne is also a member of the Family Law Sections of both the KBA and FCBA, having served as past chair of the Family Law Section of the Fayette County Bar Association. She is admitted to practice before all state Court of Iowa, Kentucky and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Suzanne is married to Jeff Baumgardner, who works for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. They are the proud parents of a daughter, Rachel. They make their home in Lexington with their lovable dog, Buster.

Kami Brumley Domestic Relations, Family Law

Kami Brumley graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2008 and joined our firm that same year. She became a partner in 2015. She attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2005. While at Mercer University, Kami was a Jesse Mercer Scholar and a Tift Scholar. She also studied at Oxford University in England and travelled through Europe. During law school Kami received the Best Appellate Brief Award for her legal writing class. She also interned with the Lexington VA medical center in their legal department. 
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Kami is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Fayette County Bar Association. Kami is also a member of the Family Law Sections of both the KBA and FCBA. Kami served as the Co-Chair of the Family Law Section of the FCBA.

Kami resides in Lexington and is extremely involved in the community, especially with the Distinguished Young Women program of Woodford County and Kentucky. Kami has judged numerous Distinguished Young Women programs throughout the state.

Mindy M. Seagraves Domestic Relations, Family Law

Mindy M. Seagraves graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehead State University. During her undergraduate studies, Mindy worked in the Parliament of Canada for then Justice Chair and Member of Parliament, the Honorable John Maloney. Mindy authored Members’ Statements read before the House of Commons which became parliamentary record; she attended a reception for then U.S. Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales’ first official visit to Canada. During her years at Morehead, Mindy was also honored as the first Kentucky representative to the Students Organization of North America Conference in Puerto Rico. 
Mindy received her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law. During her law school career, Mindy received the CALI award for Bioethical Issues in the Law, as well as, the CALI award for Race, Racism and the Criminal Law. Mindy worked as a summer associate for the Covington law firm of Adams, Stepner, Woltermann and Dusing, PLLC. Before joining Kershaw & Baumgardner, LLP, Mindy enjoyed six years working as staff attorney for the Fayette Circuit Family Court, 5th Division under the Honorable Lucinda Masterton. 
 Mindy is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Fayette County Bar Association (FCBA). Mindy was selected to the 2017 Kentucky Rising Stars List presented by Super Lawyers. Mindy also serves on the Legal Studies Advisory Board for Sullivan University. She is a former co-chair of the Family Law Section of the FCBA. Mindy resides in Lexington with her husband and toddler. 

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