Kimberly Keen is a post-bar law clerk at Butler Law, PC. She is a juris doctorate, having received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She is currently awaiting her California bar exam results. Once licensed as an attorney, Ms. Keen plans on exclusively practicing family law.
Ms. Keen developed her passion for helping families handle complex personal and legal issues during her undergraduate career at UCLA. She spent the summer of 2015 in rural Guatemala, where she worked with local organizations that provided health and human services to local families. Upon returning, she competed in UCLA’s Gen UN Case Competition, earning second place for her team’s initiative to provide aid to internally displaced persons in Syria. Ms. Keen found that compassion was key to providing durable solutions for families.
After earning her B.A., Ms. Keen went on to receive her Juris Doctor at the University of San Diego School of Law where she interned for a number of private law firms, government entities, and pro bono clinics. She worked in the fields of criminal law, immigration, civil litigation defense, and family law. She worked with several cases involving dissolution of marriage, child custody, and division of property.
During her experience in law school, Ms. Keen strengthened her skills in trial advocacy, legal research, writing, and litigation by participating in the Moot Court Alumni Torts Competition and serving on the executive board of the San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law as a comment editor.
After contributing over 100 hours of pro bono service during law school, Ms. Keen received USD’s Pro Bono Service Recognition upon graduation. Ms. Keen also received several awards and scholarships based on her academic and leadership performances during law school.
- Pro Bono Service Recognition
- Dean and Professor of Law, Donald Weckstein Scholarship
- USD Student Leader Scholarship
- CALI Award, Legislation in the Modern State, Spring 2019
- San Diego County Bar Association
- Family Law Section
- Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights
- University of San Diego School of Law
- University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
- Grad. Cert. – Global Human Rights
- University of California Los Angeles
- The Invisible Women of Iraq, ELLE.com, April 15, 2021
- How Can Lawyers Improve the Immigration System? For The Record, San Diego County Bar Association, July 2019
- Family Law Facilitator’s Office, Volunteer
- Immigration Legal Clinic at USD Law, Volunteer
- Legal Aid Society, Volunteer