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Kim Boyer

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
  • Guardianship
  • Probate
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Medicaid Planning

Certification/Specialties:

  • Accredited Attorney, Veterans Administration, 2008
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation, 2001

Bar Admissions:

  • Nevada, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Education:

  • 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

Published Works:

Co-author of The Essential Elder Care Handbook for Nevada published by the University of Nevada Reno Press, forthcoming March 2014.

Comment: County Welfare Department Liability for Handling Reports of Child Abuse, 30 San Diego Law Review 187, 1993

Contributor to Elder Law News, Monthly Newsletter

Aging, Dementia and the Law (Co-author), Nevada Geriatric Education Center University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine, 1999

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

Medicare & Long-Term Care: What are the Options? (Co-author), State of Nevada Division of Aging Services, 2001

Aging, Dementia and the Law (Co-author), Southern Nevada Alzheimer’s Association, 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

Financial Exploitation: Using NRS 159.091 to Recover Property, The Nevada Lawyer, April, 2002

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: A Practical and Legal Guide for Nevada Caregivers, 2006

Honors and Awards:

Selected as a Nevada Super Lawyer under category of Elder Law (list limited to 5% of lawyers in Nevada), 2007 – 2008

William S. Boyd School of Law Award for Mentoring and Providing Pro Bono Legal Services, 2004

United States Senate Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding and Dedicated Pro Bono Services, 2002

Congressional Certificate of Honor for Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community, 2001

Clark County Legal Services Pro Bono Project Award, 2001

Selected as Mountain States Super Lawyer under Categories of Elder Law,
with list limited to 5% of lawyers in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

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.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

State Bar of Nevada
Member

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member