About Kim Vaughan Lerner
Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP was founded with the objective of providing unparalleled legal services by bringing together attorneys that offer diversity, not only of legal experience, but also of social, ethnic, and cultural experience. In representing our clients, we are guided by the following principles:
- To provide highly competent and sophisticated legal representation characteristic of a large law firm, coupled with results-driven focus, flexibility, agility, and efficiency offered through customized legal services;
- To recognize, understand, and anticipate our clients’ legal needs and advance their goals;
- To identify practical, direct, and creative solutions to our clients’ legal issues through a combination of our own unique perspectives and aggressive problem-solving techniques; and
- To practice law with honor, integrity, and professionalism.
We broaden our capacity to adhere to these principles by our active involvement in our community through leadership roles or as pro bono advocates. Our attorneys are members or have held leadership roles in a number of local charities and organizations. Some of these organizations include Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Hands On Miami, United Way of Broward County, the Caribbean Bar Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association. We also are deeply committed to pro bono legal work. Our attorneys have been recognized for their pro bono efforts, including receiving the Lawyers for Children America John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award, The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award, Broward Lawyer Care’s “Law Firm of the Year,” Legal Aid Service of Broward County’s and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida’s “Law Firm of the Year,” the Daily Business Review’s “Most Effective Lawyers Pro Bono Case of the Year,” and Lawyers to the Rescue’s “Pro Bono Lawyer of the Month.”
As a result of our unyielding observance of these principles, we have achieved an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating reserved for attorneys who peers have ranked as being at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standard. Our attorneys also have been consistently recognized as “Top Lawyer,” “Legal Elite,” “Rising Star,” and “Top Up and Comer” by legal directories and publications, including Chambers USA, Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend, and South Florida Legal Guide. Our attorneys are also referenced and quoted in local, state, and national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The National Law Journal, The Miami Herald, The South Florida Sun Sentinel, South Florida Business Journal, and Daily Business Review.