Kim Hammit attorney

Kim Hammit

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.

Bar Admissions

Washington, 2013

Education

Washington State Bar Association APR 6 Law Clerk Program
Law School Equivalent, General Legal Studies
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Kaplan University
B.S. – 2008
Major: Legal Studies

Past Employment Positions

Law Office of Kimberly S. Hammit, PLLC, 2013-2018

Law Office of Isaac A. Anderson, P.S., 

Kitsap Legal Services, Volunteer Attorney, 2013

GSJones Law Group, P.S.

Estate Planning, wills and probate

estate planning

Estate planning is for all families

Estate planning law for all adults

Every responsible adult can benefit from estate planning. We tend to think that estate planning is only for the wealthy and elderly. Yet, if you have people who depend on you, one of the best things you can do for them is to begin planning now.

Wills, trusts, health care directives and powers of attorney protect you and the people you love. Make estate planning a part of your roadmap to your financial goals. Let us guide you as you chart your course to a secure future.

  • Your will: Family changes and moving to another state usually require changes to your will. Changing your will every time your financial situation changes significantly is a smart move. Our attorneys will also review your existing will to make sure it can withstand a challenge.
  • Trusts: Determine which type of trust best meets your needs. Is it a special needs trust, a testamentary trust, a revocable living trust, an irrevocable living trust or a charitable trust?
  • Powers of attorney and health care directives: Who would handle your affairs or make medical decisions for you if you became incapacitated?
  • Probate: Do you need guidance in fulfilling your duties as the executor of an estate following the death of a family member?

GSJones Law Group, P.S. has two attorneys experienced in estate planning law.

Kim Hammit

They can:

  • advise you of your rights;
  • help ensure that assets are transferred according to your wishes after death;
  • help prevent or respond to probate litigation;
  • assist out-of-town family members when a loved one dies in Washington, leaving estate matters to be resolved.

They are happy to advise you in special cases, such as:

  • Small probate cases, perhaps involving only a car or other limited amounts of property
  • Intestate succession: a case of someone dying without a will
  • Estate matters for individuals dying without children or identifiable next of kin (perhaps your neighbor or friend)

 Contact us to plan for your family’s future

Learn more…

Is joint ownership a good substitute for a will?

Digital estate planning

Washington State Bar Associate Consumer Guide on Trusts