Firm Overview

Family Law Firm in Lexington

Who We Are

Kershaw & Baumgardner, LLP, is centrally located in downtown Lexington in the Fifth Third Building. Parking in the Proof Garage will be validated. 

Our attorneys have more than 50 combined years of practice. In addition, we have created a network of experts and professionals to assist our clients with the development of settlements or to assist at trial as expert witnesses. These professionals include those with expertise in areas such as: psychology, family therapy, social work, forensic accounting, general accounting, business valuation, and financial investing, to name a few.

Two of our partners, Valerie S. Kershaw, Esq., and Suzanne Baumgardner, Esq., are Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

The AAML is an organization of leading practitioners in the field of family law. There are 1600 AAML members nationwide who are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity.

The AAML was founded in 1962 to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standard and advance the cause of matrimonial law to the end that the welfare of the family and society be preserved. www.aaml.org.

In order to qualify for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an attorney must meet the following qualifications:

– Be recognized by the bench and bar in his or her jurisdiction as knowledgeable and skilled in the area of family law.
– Be admitted to the bar for 10 years with at least 75 percent of his or her practice limited to matrimonial law.
– Complete 15 hours of continuing legal education annually.
– Pass an oral and/or written examination on wide-ranging issues pertaining to matrimonial and family law.
– Be interviewed by a state board of examiners as well as be passed upon by other matrimonial law practitioners in the state.
– Aspire to the ethical standards set forth in the “Bounds of Advocacy” as well as state bar rules of professional conduct.
– Demonstrate involvement in study or improvement of matrimonial law.New Paragraph

Peer rated "Distinguished" for high professional achievement by Martindale-Hubbell

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