A native of the Mahoning Valley, Attorney Kim Kmetz graduated from Lowellville High School and went on to attend Youngstown State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in English Literature in 1991. She went on to attend the University of Akron School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 1994.
While attending Law School, Kim was a member of the school’s prestigious Trial Teams winning mock trial competitions both regionally and nationally. After graduation, she continued to teach law students trial skills coaching those same trial teams to success both regionally and nationally. She also brought this national tournament to Mahoning County three consecutive years as the host of the ATLA Regional Law Schools Trial Team Competition where judges and attorneys in Mahoning County presided over and scored these young Law students trial skills.
It is those same skills that Kim has used, in her 25 years of practice in Courts all over the State of Ohio, to protect and defend the rights of her clients.
In 2005, Kim was presented with the Mahoning County Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award, an award very dear to her heart as it was presented by those attorneys she considered then, and now, to be the best in the practice. 2019 marked another big year when Kim was presented with her pin from the Mahoning County Bar Association for 25 years of service as well as being selected by Super Lawyers class of 2000.
After 25 years of practice throughout the State of Ohio, Kim never forgets who taught her what’s is important and how she got here and so she dedicates her practice to Ken Kmetz (1947-2014), proud Air Force Vietnam Veteran, member of UAW Local 1714, and father. It was his strength of character, appreciation for the law, hard work ethic, and unwavering sense of fairness that brought her to this practice. It is these values she holds true and strives to bring to each and every case and client.
- Mahoning County Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- National Association of Professional Women
- Professional Woman of the Year 2014 – National Association of Professional Women
- Distinguished Service Award 2005 – Mahoning County Bar Association