Kimberly Waldon is a staff attorney and the Program Manager of the Clayton Family Advocacy Office, a specialized project with Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. Kimberly has primarily represented and provided trauma-informed assistance to survivors of domestic violence in a range of civil legal services, including protective orders; filing and responding to actions for divorce, legitimation, and custody; and securing financial support. She has also provided representation and legal assistance to people facing eviction, and those seeking unemployment and other public benefits.
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kimberly played a substantial role in developing a project in collaboration with the Court, the local police department, and the local domestic violence shelter, to provide remote consultations to survivors seeking protective orders. The robust community engagement enabled assistance to more survivors than were assisted in past years.
Kimberly’s devotion to public interest work was initially fueled in 2016 while she was a certified legal intern in the University of California Davis’ Family Protection Clinic. There, she worked closely with survivors through the process of obtaining domestic violence restraining orders.
Kimberly earned her Juris Doctor degree from UC Davis School of Law in 2018 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Howard University where she graduated magna cum laude. She is admitted to the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Georgia. She is an active member in a number of organizations and associations including the Georgia TPO Forum, Clayton State University’s Legal Studies Advisory Committee, the Clayton County Task Force Against Domestic Violence, the Clayton County Bar Association, and the Atlanta Bar Association. She also provides mentorship and educational training to law student interns, as well as social work interns from Georgia State University as a field placement supervisor.