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Kimberly R Coward

Kimberly R Coward


Residential Real Estate Law and Probate Lawyer
Coward, Hicks & Siler, PA
Cashiers, NC
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About Kimberly R Coward

Attorney Biography

Kim Coward is a Midwesterner that loves, and has made a home of, the South. She graduated summa cum laude from Iowa State University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988, where she was a member of the law review.

Kim has practiced with Coward, Hicks & Siler, PA in Cashiers North Carolina since 1988 and has focused her practice on Real Property Law-including contracts, easements, property owner associations, entity formation, foreclosures, and real estate development-and Probate Law, wills, end of life planning, and estate settlement. Kim calls herself the quintessential paper pusher and loves the creative aspects of her practice where she is able to implement concepts and ideas for others, completing projects and closings for the enjoyment of her clients. Her husband, Judge Bill Coward, used to call her practice "Happy Law," because it focuses on meeting needs, not litigating about needs not met.

Being part of the small community of Cashiers and Highlands has provided Kim the opportunity to immerse herself and engage in community services in a more involved way. Kim embraces her communities and participates in a multitude of activities, including having served on the Cashiers Highlands Humane Society Board, the Cashiers Community Foundation, and the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce. Perhaps one of the most fulfilling services for Kim was being one of the founders, and then the Board Chair, for the Summit Charter School, which was one of the first charter schools formed in the state of North Carolina under the enabling legislation passed in 1997. She currently serves on the Highlands Cashiers Hospital Board of Directors.

In addition to community service, Kim holds membership to both the North Carolina Bar Association (member of the Real Property Counsel 2011-2014) and the North Carolina State Bar (member and chair of the Real Property Subcommittee for the Board of Legal Specialization), where she currently serves on the Ethics Committee.

Kim met her husband Judge Bill Coward at law school. Together they have two children: Austin, who is finishing service in the U.S. Navy and Claire, a junior at Clemson university. In her free time, Kim enjoys scuba diving, golfing, and gardening. Her newest hobby is shooting and she recently became an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, Hand Gun Instructur, and a Refuse to Be a Victim Instructor and hopes to earn additional instructor ratings. Her latest shooting adventure included target practice from the gunner’s seat in a military helicopter.


Practice Areas

 
Residential Real Estate Law (50%)
 
Probate (50%)

Résumé - Kimberly R Coward

Bar Licenses

North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina
Member in Good Standing
1988

Work Experience

Coward, Hicks & Siler, PA
Coward, Hicks & Siler, P.A., Partner
1988Present

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Law
Juris Doctor
1988

Iowa State University
Bachelor of Science
1985

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Specialty Certifications

North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Real Property Law Residential
North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
2006

Associations

Board Member
North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
2015

Advisory Board Member
Western Carolina University Honor College
2015

Advisory Member
North Carolina State Bar, Ethics Committee
2014

Board of Directors
Highlands Cashiers Hospital
2011

Member
North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Law Section
20112014

Member,
Past Chair
North Carolina State Bar, Real Property Subcommittee of Board of Legal Specialization
20072013

Board Member
Cashiers Community Foundation
20032006

Attorney Member
Highlands-Cashiers Board of Realtors
2000

Founding Board Member
Summit Charter School
19962003

Board Member
Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce
19901993

Member
Cashiers Highlands Humane Society
19891994

Member
North Carolina State Bar
1988

Member
North Carolina Bar Association
1988

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Awards & Honors

Woodward/White Inc.
2018

Woodward/White Inc.
2018

Woodward/White Inc.
2017

Woodward/White Inc.
2016

Woodward/White Inc.
2016

American Law Media and Fortune Magazine
2015

Business Person of the Year
Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce
2001

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Commercial Recognitions

Professional Involvement badge
Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
2021

Best Lawyers in America
2021

BV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2017

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Kimberly R Coward
Coward, Hicks & Siler, PA
211 Cashiers School Road
Cashiers, NC 28717
cowardhicksandsiler.com
Office: 828-743-2401
Fax: 828-743-2403

Secondary Address:
PO Box 1918
Cashiers, NC 28717

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