Kimberly Macdonald

Kimberly Macdonald practices civil litigation in state and federal courts, with a focus on appellate work. Her diverse practice includes personal injury matters, contract disputes, and family law.

Kim grew up in Middle Tennessee and graduated from Battle Ground Academy in Franklin. Kim attended the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University, where she graduated magna cum laude, receiving her B.A. in liberal arts and sciences with a psychology concentration. Prior to law school, Kim developed a wide array of experience in the arts both as an actress and dancer. She was a co-founder of the FAU Honors College dance team and enjoyed participating in various acting roles in film and television.

Kim developed her interest in the law serving as an office assistant for a large Nashville law firm, where, among her duties, she created a records guide for the firm’s intellectual property matters. Kim also served as a campaign assistant for a district attorney campaign.

Through the Junior League, Kim volunteers for End Slavery Tennessee, providing services directly for human trafficking survivors since 2016.

Kim received her J.D. from Belmont University College of Law, where she was a submissions and transcripts editor for the Belmont Law Review. During law school, Kim worked as a research assistant for Justice Harold See, a research and teaching assistant for Professor Abbie DeBlasis, and a research assistant for Professor Deborah Farringer. She served as president of the Health Law Student Association and was selected as a member of the Health Law Transactional Moot Court Competition Team. She also served as treasurer of the Belmont chapter for the American Constitutional Society. Kim earned a best performance award in both criminal law and property law.

She has recently been named an assistant editor of Appellate Advocacy: A Handbook on Appellate Practice in Tennessee, a publication of the Nashville Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee.  Kim is also a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Lawyers Association for Women: Marion Griffin Chapter, American Constitutional Society, Friends of Nashville Ballet, and the Junior League of Nashville.

When Kim is not assisting clients or volunteering in the community, she enjoys spending time with her partner, Eli Gibbons, who is also an attorney.


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