MEET OUR TEAM
W.H. "KIM" KIMBROUGH, JR., J.D., LL.M.
Kim has been practicing law in Athens for over forty years. Raised in Pine Mountain, Georgia, he graduated from Auburn University with a degree (B.S.) in Economics; earned his law degree (J.D.) at the University of Georgia School of Law in 1973; and received a Master of Laws in Taxation degree (LL.M.) from New York University School of Law in 1976. He then began practicing law in Athens, specializing in income tax, international tax, estate and gift tax, and estate planning. For twenty years, he taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia School of Law. Kim has also worked in most all areas of taxation, business and real estate law throughout his career.
For the last several years, Kim has primarily focused on asset protection, estate planning, and elder law. Anticipating a demand for something beyond traditional elder law offerings, he transformed the firm by radically widening its reach – combining legal specialties with care coordination and advocacy for older adults and their families. His approach to each client’s situation is marked by an understanding of the natural progression of aging and its impact on everyone involved.
Along with his legal expertise, Kim possesses a sincere heart and desire to help struggling families. His personal experience coupled with his knowledge of the law uniquely qualify Kim to head up the diverse team he has assembled – the first of its kind in Northeast Georgia.
HAILEY E. BROCK, J.D., LL.M.
Ms. Brock graduated magna cum laude from The University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Spanish. She went on to obtain her Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Intellectual Property from The George Washington University Law School. While attending law school, Ms. Brock worked as a legal intern at the Federal Trade Commission assisting the Deputy Director and Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property. She also clerked at McGuire Woods, LLP in Richmond, Virginia.
Prior to joining Kimbrough Law Ms. Brock worked as an attorney at UnitedLex Corporation in Durham, North Carolina.
In her free time, Hailey enjoys hiking, kayaking, travel and scuba diving - anything that gets her outdoors.
Chad Kimbrough has re-joined our firm after time away. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Journalism degree in Public Relations. He has a keen interest in everything we do at Kimbrough Law and is extremely competent at any task he taken on. He may be one of the first people you communicate with before you meet with one of our attorneys. His business sense is an asset to Kimbrough Law and we are so happy to have him here.
In his free time, Chad enjoys spending time with family, friends, and any dog that crosses his path. He also has a passion for golf, which he'll admit does not match his skill level.
Public Benefits Coordinator
An Army veteran who served a year in Iraq, Tabetha Clark provides paralegal assistance to Mr. Kimbrough. After earning an Associate’s degree in paralegal from Everest University in 2015, Tabetha continued her education at Kaplan University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in paralegal in 2016.
Before joining Kimbrough Law, Tabetha worked at an assisted living facility for nearly four years providing medication assistance and personal care for residents. She is passionate about working in a role that allows her to participate in the care of veterans and elderly clients, and is pleased to be part of the Kimbrough Law team.
Paralegal Melanie Schmidt is the face of Kimbrough Law’s Gainesville office. In addition to providing support to Mr. Kimbrough, Melanie manages the office and provides a warm welcome to clients. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Iowa and paralegal certification from the American Institute for Paralegal Studies. She completed her paralegal internship at a criminal law firm in Columbus, Ohio.
Melanie’s background makes it easy for her to establish rapport with Kimbrough Law clients. In addition to her work as a paralegal, she has spent time as a journalist, freelance writer, corporate newsletter editor, flight attendant, and community volunteer. She finds great satisfaction in being a part of Kimbrough Law’s mission to bring comfort to older adults and their family caregivers.
Firm Administrator Alisa Stewart wears several hats at Kimbrough Law. Her duties include managing office equipment and computer systems in concert with the firm’s technology systems vendor, overseeing the firm’s paperless office environment, and handling bookkeeping tasks. Alisa enjoys being a part of Kimbrough Law and is inspired by the team’s shared commitment to serving the community.
Before joining Kimbrough Law, Alisa worked in administrative roles for companies in the legal, financial services, mortgage, and manufacturing industries. During her spare time, she enjoys attending University of Georgia football games with her husband, Ron, spending time with her extended family and grandchildren, and visiting friends on Lake Hartwell.
Client Relations Coordinator Kathy Ogle is often the first person clients interact with when they call or visit Kimbrough Law. In addition to greeting visitors, Kathy provides general administrative support to the firm’s employees.
Before joining Kimbrough Law, Kathy spent nearly three decades working as an administrator at Fortson, Bentley, and Griffin, a law firm in Athens. She enjoys how her position at Kimbrough Law gives her the opportunity to interact with the public and offer comfort to clients and their families.
When Kathy isn’t working, she enjoys traveling with her husband, Donnie, to Berry College in Rome, Georgia to watch their son, Jared, compete in track meets.