Kim Boyer, Certified Elder Law Attorney
Kim Boyer is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. She practices in the areas of elder law, estate planning, guardianships and probates. Ms. Boyer received her A.B. degree in Mathematics, summa cum laude, from San Diego State University, and her law degree magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law. During law school, she was an editor of the law review and was elected to membership in the Order of the Coif.
Ms. Boyer is licensed to practice in Nevada, and is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the District of Nevada and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Guardianship Association, and is an accredited attorney with the Veterans Administration. She is co-author of the book Alzheimer’s and Dementia: A Practical and Legal Guide for Nevada Caregivers, published by the University of Nevada Reno Press. Ms. Boyer publishes a monthly newsletter addressing issues facing seniors and their families, and is a frequent speaker on aging and elder law topics.
Areas of Practice:
- Elder Law
- Trusts and Estates
- Medicaid Planning
- Accredited Attorney, Veterans Administration, 2008
- Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation, 2001
- Nevada, 1995
- U.S. District Court District of Nevada
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
- University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California, 1995
- Honors: Magna Cum Laude
- Honors: Order of the Coif
- Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law
- Law Review: San Diego Law Review, Lead Articles Editor, 1993 – 1994
- San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, 1988
- Bachelors in Mathematics
- Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Co-author of The Essential Eldercare Guide for Nevada published by the University of Nevada Reno Press, May 2014.
Co-author of Alzheimer’s and Dementia: A Practical and Legal Guide for Nevada Caregivers, published by the University of Nevada Reno Press, May 2006, Updated 2011.
Monthly contributor to Simply 55 +magazine.
Protect Your Assets from Nursing Home CostsSenior PressLas Vegas, Nevada, April 2003. Financial Exploitation: Using NRS 159.091 to Recover Property,The Nevada Lawyer April, 2002.
Co-author of Medicare & Long-Term Care: What are the Options? State of Nevada Division of Aging Services, 2001.
Advanced Directives and End of Life Plan (Part of Provider’s Certificate of Specializing in Aging), Nevada Geriatric Education Center, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine, 2001.
Co-author of Aging, Dementia and the Law, Southern Nevada Alzheimer’s Association, 2001.
Legal Issues in Providing Health Care: Health Care Ethics – Moving into the 21st Century, St. Rose Dominican Hospital, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2000.
Advanced Directives (Part of Provider’s Certificate of Specializing in Aging), Nevada Geriatric Education Center, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine, 2000.
Medical Ethics in the New Millennium, University Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education, 2000.
Co-author of Aging, Dementia and the Law, Nevada Geriatric Education Center University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine, 1999.
Comment, County Welfare Department Liability for Handling Reports of Child Abuse, 30 San Diego Law Review 187 (1993).
Honors and Awards:
The Global Who’s Who Best Attorneys.
Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Elder Law, 2016.
Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America in the practice area of Elder Law, 2015.
The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in area of Wills, Trusts, and Estates Lawyers, 2015.
Selected as Mountain States Super Lawyer under Categories of Elder Law, with list limited to 5% of lawyers in 2009-2015.
Selected as Top 50 Women Attorneys in the Mountain States, 2012.
Selected as Top 40 Women Attorneys in the Mountain States, 2011.
Selected as a Nevada Super Lawyer under category of Elder Law, with list limited to 5% of lawyers in Nevada, 2007 and 2008.
Certification for Dedication and Service Pro Bono Partners, 2007.
Certification for Dedication and Service in the Law Student Mentor Program, 2004.
United States Senate Commendation for Outstanding and Dedicated Service to Pro Bono Project, 2002.
Congressional Certificate of Honor for Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community, 2001.
Clark County Legal Services Pro Bono Project Award, 2001.
Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law, 1993.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Nevada
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys