“Our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.” – Wilhelm von Humboldt
Life events that involve our families are often the most difficult to meet. Over the past 15 years as a collaborative lawyer, mediator and litigator, Kim Johnson has represented close to 1,000 clients struggling with the deconstruction and reconstruction of their concept of “family”.
Her goal in every case is to find timely and practical answers to difficult and often emotional problems. Known for her straightforward and empowering explanations of legal processes and terminology, Kim ensures that her clients understand all of their options before making clear recommendations.
Recognizing that litigation is often poorly suited for resolving family law problems, Kim has pursued extensive training in alternative dispute resolution. Kim is a proficient negotiator, searching diligently for solutions consistent with the priorities of her clients. Kim was one of the founding members of Nova Scotia’s Association of Collaborative Family Law Professionals. Most recently, she has pursued a Masters of Law degree with a specialization in Alternative Dispute Resolution, focusing her research on the unique needs of parties in high conflict cases.
Kim has also been mediating disputes for almost 20 years, and she is regularly called upon by parties and other lawyers to mediate disputes when negotiation attempts have broken down.
For those times when litigation is the only way to bring a resolution, Kim is experienced and at ease in the courtroom, having appeared regularly in courtrooms throughout the province, and in the Supreme Court (Family Division) on hundreds of occasions. Kim has represented clients at both the trial and appellate level in Nova Scotia.
Every family law problem deserves a solution as unique as the family itself. Kim’s knowledge and experience in a variety of processes affords her clients the best opportunity for creative, unique and timely resolutions.