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

Business law and business formation

Business law

Good business law advice supports success

Partnering with a business law attorney increases your chances of success. That is true whether you are a new entrepreneur or an established business, a sole proprietor or a corporation,

GSJones Law Group attorney, Norman Short, stands ready to put his 24 years of experience in Washington State business law to work for your business.  He is experienced in the formation of most business entities. Norm advises businesses every step of the way through business formation, starting with drafting the first documents and preparing and reviewing business contracts. He was recently joined by attorney Kim Hammit, who focuses on small business formation and support.

Norman Short works with most business structures.

  • Sole proprietors
  • Limited liability companies
  • Cooperatives
  • Corporations
  • S corporations
  • Partnerships

We are flexible to meet your needs. Whether you need a retainer to provide regular advice or contract review on an as-needed basis, we structure our relationship to meet your needs. In addition, Norm often serves as general corporate counsel to local businesses.

Business law experience plus advanced training and experience in tax law

As a tax attorney with an advanced degree (LL.M.) in tax law, Norman Short’s business tax knowledge is especially relevant to the needs of most businesses. He also represents clients before the United States Tax Court and the Internal Revenue Service.

Additionally, employment law advice saves businesses time, staff and lawsuits

Alongside business legal advice and tax advice, good employee relations is another key to business success. A review of your employee manual, personnel contracts and practices helps you to

  • retain good employees
  • ensure that you are treating your employees fairly
  • terminate and discipline in a legal manner
  • prevent lawsuits

Our employment law attorney, Chalmers Johnson, loves to work with businesses to support good employee relations. And, good employee relations with clear policies contribute much to the success of the business. Put his 21 years of experience to work for you.

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