People hire Kim Fiorentino to represent them when they are confronted with stressful family challenges involving the legal system. They turn to her when they need an experienced lawyer who not only knows the law and the legal process, but who will also listen to their specific concerns – and tailor strategies to successfully meet their individual goals.
Clients rely on Ms. Fiorentino to negotiate some of life’s most challenging decisions and legal matters involving their families. She deftly navigates legal issues involving family law, trust and estates litigation and guardianships for disabled, elderly and mentally ill family members. Her representative matters include guardianship and trust and estates litigation, divorce, separation, custody and support, domestic violence, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and other related issues.
Ms. Fiorentino has proven herself to be a compassionate advocate for her clients, and they often mention the benefits they receive from her family-centric approach and the level of care she provides. An excellent listener and strategic thinker, she understands that the decisions made in the legal process will have a lifetime impact on many families.
Clients find that Ms. Fiorentino always strives to maintain the dignity of the individual and the family. When necessary, she is an assertive and vigorous fighter.
In the courtroom, Ms. Fiorentino has been successful in scores of legal proceedings throughout the State of Maryland and in the District of Columbia in actions related to trusts and estates disputes, and guardianships for elderly, disabled and mentally ill adults and minors. She has assisted individuals, families, health care institutions and professionals in legal matters related to mental health, developmental disabilities, patient confidentiality, and commitment issues. She also has significant experience with matters arising out of investigations by child and adult protective service authorities.
Ms. Fiorentino is a leader in the intersection of the law and mental health issues and has broad experience representing families who confront the struggles of mental illness. She is frequently asked by the Courts to facilitate training sessions for judges at the Judicial Institute in Annapolis, Maryland where she has spoken on procedures and policies related to guardianship law in the State of Maryland. Recently, she was selected to participate on a committee of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County to streamline the procedures and standards for appointments of guardianships for minors and disabled adults.
Ms. Fiorentino served on the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, and as President of the Board for three years of her tenure. She has also represented leading mental health providers throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
She received recognition as a 2000 Bar Leader of the Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Foundation for outstanding service to the profession and the community, and is an active member of the Women's Bar Association and the Bar Association of Montgomery County. Ms. Fiorentino was also honored in 2007 as a featured Leader of the Women's Bar Association for her professional and civic accomplishments.
Ms. Fiorentino is an active member of the John Carroll Society of Washington, DC, previously serving on its Board of Governors and now serving as the Chair of the organization’s Community and Pubic Outreach Committee. From 2006-2009, she was a member of the Parish Council of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, Maryland and remains very active in many social justice issues in the community.
Ms. Fiorentino is a shareholder in the Firm's Litigation and Trusts & Estates Departments and a member of the Board of Directors. For the past sixteen years, she has been honored to chair the Firm's pro bono guardianship program, through which she acts as the guardian of the property for many low income and disabled individuals in Montgomery County, providing help to those who have no one else to look after their best interests.
Montgomery County Bar Leader, Recognition for Outstanding Service to the Profession and Community, Maryland Bar Foundation, 2000
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- Heart of Mercy Gala
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- Sixteen Shulman Rogers Attorneys Named to the 2012 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Listing
- Shulman Rogers will have strong presence at MD Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame dinner
- Shulman Rogers Attorneys Appointed to Judicial Selection Committee of Women's Bar Association
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- Frequent Lecturer, Guardianship Law
- Training Session for New Judges, Procedures and Policies Related to Guardianship Law in the State of Maryland, Judicial Institute, Annapolis, Maryland
Professional & Community Affiliations
- John Carroll Society, Member, Board of Governors
- Chair, Firm's Pro Bono Guardianship Program
- Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, Immediate Past President, Board of Directors
- Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD, Member
- Women's Bar Association, Member
- Parish Council, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Past Parish Council, Member (2005-2008)