Holly Kimmel is a skilled and experienced litigator, focusing her practice on complex family and matrimonial law matters including divorce, equitable distribution of assets, alimony, child custody, parenting time and related support matters. She also drafts prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and enjoys preparing comprehensive legal briefs concerning sophisticated family law issues. As a litigator, she is skilled in all phases of divorce from inception through trial, although she firmly believes it is in the client’s best interest to resolve matters through negotiation and collaboration whenever possible.
As a firm believer in enhancing her skills as a family law attorney, Holly participated in extensive mediation training and is a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Meditator in the State of Florida. She also earned a master’s degree in social work so that she could better understand and assist clients in resolving family disputes. Holly draws upon her education and experience when working as a Guardian ad Litem for minor children, in connection with elder law concerns, and as a parent coordinator assisting parents involved in high conflict child-related matters.
Holly began her legal career at the New Jersey office of Cole Schotz as a business and commercial law litigator. She continued her practice at Greenberg Traurig in Fort Lauderdale, working on a variety of business-related matters, and then worked for many years at Robbins Geller in Boca Raton, where she focused exclusively on class action securities fraud matters in Federal Courts throughout the country. Collectively, these experiences have served to supplement her family law practice, particularly when representing high-net-worth individuals who require complex valuation and distribution of financial and business assets, such as real estate, retirement plans, deferred compensation plans, and other assets.
Holly is certified as a divorce coach. She routinely works with individuals going through a divorce by addressing their emotional concerns, providing direction to resolve financial concerns, and suggesting negotiation strategies. Her goal when acting in this role is to improve her client’s confidence and ease the stress often involved in the divorce process.
Holly is a member of the Barry Croland Family Law American Inn of Court.
- Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1990
- Barry University School of Social Work, MSW, 2005
- University of Florida, B.S., 1987
- New Jersey 1990
- Florida 1992
- U.S. District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida