Kimberly E. Civins

Office Managing Partner

T 404.566.4302
F 404.806.6692
Atlanta, GA

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Kimberly Civins has worked with wealthy individuals, families, executors, and trustees for over 20 years. She uses her extensive experience to help clients accomplish their wealth structuring and transfer goals. Kim concentrates her practice in estate planning, estate administration, trusts, charitable giving and business succession planning matters. She frequently advises clients on transfer tax issues, including federal estate, gift, and generation skipping transfer taxes and IRS transfer tax audits.

Additionally, Kim advises tax-exempt entities, public charities, and private foundations. She also works with trust companies and bank trust departments regarding trusts and estates matters and federal and state regulatory compliance. In collaboration with litigation colleagues, she also represents clients involved in estate and trust litigation and dispute resolution.

Kim is a frequent speaker at professional education events for attorneys and accountants. In 2016, Kim received the honor of being elected by her peers as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).  

Before joining Harrison LLP, Kim was a trusts and estates partner at one of the world’s largest international law firms. She began her career in sports marketing before attending law school, primarily working in the professional tennis and beach volleyball worlds.

She serves on the Board of Directors and is President of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council. She is also a board member of Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries.

Kim is active in her local Norcross community and enjoys spending time with her husband, Phil, two daughters, Allison and Emma, and Snickers, a rescue pup.

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Georgia State University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001 

Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., honor graduate, 1992 

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow 

Atlanta Bar Association – Estate Planning and Probate Section 

State Bar of Georgia – Fiduciary Law Section 

Georgia State College of Law Tax Clinic, Advisory Board (2011-present)

State Bar of Georgia Fiduciary Section Trust and Probate Code Revision Committee 

Atlanta Estate Planning Council, Member since 2007, Board Member and President (2021-present)

Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries, Board Member (2023-present)

Woman of the Year – Rising Star (Silver), Citywealth (2021)

The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, Greater Atlanta (2018 – 2023)

The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Trusts and Estates, Greater Atlanta (2022, 2024)

The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation and Trusts and Estates, Greater Atlanta (2023)

Chambers High Net Worth Guide, Private Wealth Law, (2017 – 2023)

Georgia Trend Legal Elite (2013, 2020, 2022)

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