Kimberly J. Anderson
Kimberly Anderson is the founding partner of Anderson & Boback, with vast experience as a prior prosecutor, family lawyer, and respected leader in the Illinois legal community having served as Chair over both the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Associations Family Law Section Councils. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyer, which only 5% of Illinois lawyers qualify for, by her peers every year since 2008.
She enjoys advocating for people’s rights, with a long history of satisfied clients and successful settlements. Her achievements include fighting for the rights of an 80-year-old man to keep his home and successfully reversing a prior order that would have caused him to lose his house and all equity. Kim stayed with him all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court where she was successful in helping him keep his home.
Kimberly Anderson was also successful in helping a mother to overcome her struggles and retain custody of her young daughter through a battle over adoption by the child’s grandparents. It took three years, and with Kim’s dedication to her client, this mother and child were reunited with her parental rights and family remaining intact.
Why Kimberly Anderson is the Family Lawyer for You:
Kimberly Anderson is described by her clients as aggressive, yet professional, diligent, yet accessible, results-driven, yet compassionate. Kim has represented families, individuals, business owners, entrepreneurs, and other professionals, with the experience to litigate highly contested, complex cases. With a gift for developing winning strategies for the toughest divorce and child custody cases, she has a warmth and understanding that puts her clients at ease.
When you hire Kim, you can have confidence in her experience with all family law matters. Just take a look at her across the board five-star high satisfaction rate of her clients.
What Kim Anderson’s Clients are Saying:
“Excellent Representation - I could not be more impressed or appreciative for this firm's work. Kimberly Anderson is professional, benefits from an exceptional reputation in the legal community, and understands how to make a difficult process easier. Her availability to answer questions and strategize goes far beyond what I've experienced with other lawyers. I highly recommend her firm.” - John, 2020
“Excellent - I highly recommend Kimberly Anderson. She is knowledgeable, assertive, and experienced. What impressed me most about Kim is her dedication. I was able to reach her whenever there was a problem. She always responded immediately, proposed a solution, and put me at ease. The entire legal team at Anderson & Boback is superb.” – Lisa, 2017
“Impressive - Had to commend Ms. Anderson. Although I was represented by someone else in the beginning of my divorce, who I believed was experienced in complex divorce cases, as they advertised. They were not. I watched Ms. Anderson in a courtroom on another matter and called her afterward to see if she would take on my divorce case as I was unsatisfied with my attorney's representation. Best call I ever made! I wish I had called her first, would have saved myself much aggravation, time and money.” – James, 2017
“Effective Representation, Strong Communication - I hired Kim Anderson of Anderson & Boback during a complicated and emotionally difficult time, after reviewing and meeting with several firms. Their representation was top-notch- from our initial intake consultation through the difficult and lengthy litigation process, they were thorough, thoughtful, and results- driven. They explained complex litigation strategies, as well as the minutiae, as they wrote briefs, appeared in court on my behalf, and took depositions of the many witnesses involved in my case. They also delivered a successful result- after several years of trudging through the tedious legal system, we won!! Their fees were in the range I expected, they were reasonably accessible, and most importantly, I felt supported all the way through the process. If you find yourself in the unhappy situation of needing a lawyer to fight for you, I recommend Anderson & Boback without hesitation.” – Bri, 2017
Beyond Being a Lawyer:
Kim enjoys spending time at her home in Mexico, where she helps to run a dog/cat spay and neuter clinic. Her desire to help the underdog in her professional law practice spills over to a passion to rescue these helpless animals. She is passionate about that cause and has been instrumental in helping to reduce the population of stray dogs and cats in this small Mexican town.
She also likes to bike and scull, staying active and healthy. She enjoys cooking and eating healthy foods along with a flair for sweet delicacies which comes from her early career as a pastry chef.
- Nominated as a Super Lawyer by her peers every year since 2008. Only 5% of the lawyers in Illinois qualify as a Super Lawyer.
- Nominated to “The Top Women Attorneys in Illinois by “Chicago” Magazine.
- Held the position as Chair over the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Associations Family Law Section councils.
- The John Marshall Law School, JD, with Honors 1998
- Elmhurst College, Bachelors of Science in Business, 1995
- Illinois, 1998
- United States Supreme Court, 2002
- American Bar Association
- Co-chair, Children and the Law
- Association for Conflict Resolution-Member
- CARPLS. Young Lawyers Board Member
- Bar Attorney, Juvenile Court
- Chicago Bar Association
- Chair of the Chicago Bar’s Domestic Relations Committee
- 17th Annual Moot Court Competition, Judge
- Member of the Adoption and Family Law Divisions
- Chicago Bar-Chair-Matrimonial Subcommittee, Judiciary and the Court
- Child Representative-Cook County
- Criminal Justice Trial Competition, trial team member
- Coach for New Zealand, Canterbury School of Law
- Georgetown White Collar Crime Competition, Coach for the John Marshall Law School
- Guest Speaker, Domestic Violence, Channel 21
- Speaker, Child Support. “Law at the Library” seminar-CBA
- Speaker, Triton College, Family law
- IICLE-Divorce Advocacy School, Developing Powerful Discovery Skills
- IICLE-Basic Skills-The New Attorney’s Introduction to the Effective Practice of Law
- IICLE-Basic Skills
- IICLE-Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements
- Speaker, Domestic violence issues, Rainbow House
- National Association of Counsel for Children, three day seminar. Training courses included Syndrome Evidence, Diagnostic Imaging in Infant Abuse, Domestic Violence and Psychiatric Testimony & and Mental Status
- Hot Topics in Domestic Violence, Speaker “Nuts and Bolts of Hearings on Civil Orders of Protection
- John Marshall Law School, Speaker, Issues for new attorneys
- Illinois State Bar, Speaker Cable program , “Abandoned baby and Adoptions”
- Illinois State Bar, Speaker-“Passed the Bar, Now What?”
- Hot Topics in Matrimonial Law, Chicago Bar Seminar
- The John Marshall Law School, Animal Law Issues in Family Law
- Women's Bar Association of Illinois (WBIA) channel:
- Illinois State Bar Association: The Catalyst Newsletter :
- Divorce : Eviction (in Marriage of King, 208 Ill. 2d 332, 802 N.E.2d 1216, 280 Ill.Dec. 695 (Ill., 2003) Sam King came to me because he was facing an eviction. He is now deceased. But at the time, he was in his 80’s and had just gotten divorced. His attorney had sued him for attorneys fees and Sam had lost his fight against his attorney in court. The attorney received a judgment against Sam and ended up placing a levy on his house. Without Sam’s knowledge, his house was sold for just $23,000, even though it was worth $80,000.As Sam’s attorney, we sought to undo the order selling his house. Eventually the Cook County Public Guardian came on to the case with me so that Sam could be adjudicated a disabled person. The trial court ended up vacating the sale and the case went up to the Illinois Supreme Court where Sam was again successful. He was able to get his home back and lived there until he died.
- Adoption , Domestic Abuse: Drug Addiction, & Adoption Represented a drug addicted mother who was facing the adoption of her 4 year old daughter. Client was dating a man who beat her, and she was using drugs. She wanted to make a change in her life, so she obtained an order of protection to remove the man from her life and she went into rehab. She couldn’t bring her daughter with her to rehab, so she entrusted her daughter with the father’s parents, people she was getting along with and liked at the time. When she got out of rehab, she went to get her daughter back, and the grandparents refused. They filed for adoption. It took three years, but we were successful in keeping the grandparents from adopting her daughter.