Kim Hammit, experienced in business formation, estate planning, real estate law
Kim Hammit loves helping small businesses form and grow. She also helps families and individuals with estate planning and real estate law. In addition, she looks forward to working with our personal injury and employment attorneys to add those foci to her practice.
Kim is a bit of a maverick. Instead of law school, she chose to study through the WSBA APR 6 Law Clerk program. It is based on the venerable practice of reading for the law which predates law schools by centuries. She combined working as a law clerk and intern with studying on her own and with a tutor the same courses offered in law schools. The requirements included reading 12,000 pages of casebooks and 48 monthly exams, all overseen by the state bar association. She took the same bar exam as law school graduates.
Kim Hammit loves challenges, maintaining high integrity and a sustainable lifestyle
Upon passing the bar, she used the skills she gained as a law clerk to open her own law firm in Port Orchard in 2013.
She joined GSJones Law Group in 2018. “I decided to join forces with GSJones,” Kim said, “in order to devote more time to practicing law as opposed to managing a law firm. I was also drawn to the opportunity to further develop my skills with a highly-regarded and well-rounded practice.” She added, “I am passionate about serving each client with the highest integrity and love helping them overcome the challenges that bring them to see a lawyer.”
Kim, her husband, and three children enjoy the Peninsula outdoor lifestyle—camping, boating and gardening. Avid DIYers, Kim and her husband enjoy teaching sustainable living skills to their three children. The family raises livestock, gardens, hunts and fishes together. And most exciting of all, they are restoring a 1965 Chevy Bel Air. They love to tackle anything they can with their own hands, no matter how great the challenge.
Washington State Bar Association APR 6 Law Clerk Program
Law School Equivalent, General Legal Studies
B.S. – 2008
Major: Legal Studies
Past Employment Positions
Law Office of Kimberly S. Hammit, PLLC, 2013-2018