Kimberly J. Kisner Esq.

Kimberly J. Kisner Esq.

Attorney
Managing Member
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Phone:
412-208-4263
Fax:
412-235-6704
Email:

Kimberly J. Kisner is the founder of the Kisner Law Firm, LLC. With more than fifteen years of legal experience, she assists businesses, property owners, and individuals with employment law and human resource matters, property tax assessment appeals and landlord tenant issues, incorporations and contracts and litigation matters.

Before founding the Kisner Law Firm, Kim practiced at large and small firms in Pittsburgh. She graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University and received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh where she served as Lead Topics Editor of the Law Review.

Kim is a residential real estate investor in the City of Pittsburgh's Park Place neighborhood where she resides. She volunteers with the Junior League of Pittsburgh, a non-profit women's organization committed to improving local communities. She chaired the Junior League of Pittsburgh's 2007 Designers' Show House, raising a record $122,000. Kim was recognized for her professional and community-based efforts when she was selected by Pittsburgh Magazine and the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP) as one of 2006's "40 Under 40." Kim was also recognized by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a 2008 Community Champion. She was honored by the Governor as one of Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business for 2009.

Kim is a past Chair of the Sole and Small Firm Practitioners section of the ACBA and serves as Vice President of the Greater Pittsburgh chapter of the West Virginia Alumni Association. She also serves as an Arbitrator for the Special Landlord/Tenant Arbitration Panel in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of West Virginia. She is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia Bar Associations.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate
  • Business

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: Summa Cum Laude

Published Works

  • Landlord Tenant Eviction Process in Western PA, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2014
  • Thousands wait for assessment appeal hearings , Tribune Review, 2013
  • Making It Rain: How to Survive/Thrive in a Solo or Small Firm Practice, Allegheny County Bar Association, 2014
  • Human Resources: Employees and Their Benefits, Allegheny County Bar Association, 2009

Classes/Seminars

  • Landlord and Tenant Law in Western PA, Real Estate 101, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • The Most Frequently Encountered Landlord Tenant Issues, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Landlord Tenant Law: How to Prosper in the New Market, PA Continuing Legal Education
  • Making It Rain: How to Survive/Thrive in a Solo or Small Firm Practice, Allegheny County Bench Bar Conference
  • Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant Law, PA Continuing Legal Education
  • Representing Residential Landlords and Tenants, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • How to Handle Employment Law Issues in Your Own Law Firm, Allegheny County Bench Bar Conference
  • Using Networking and Social Media to Advance Your Career, Women in Business, Westmoreland County
  • Human Resources: Employees and their Benefits, PA Continuing Legal Education

Honors and Awards

  • Selected by Pittsburgh Magazine and the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP) as one of 2006’s “40 Under 40.”
  • Recognized by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a 2008 Community Champion
  • Honored by the Governor as one of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business for 2009
  • Lead Topics Editor of Law Review
  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Sole & Small Firm Practitioners
  • Special Landlord/Tenant Arbitration Panel in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Arbitrator
  • Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section of the ACBA, Past Chair
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • West Virginia Bar Association, Member
  • Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the West Virginia Alumni Association, Vice President

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer with the Junior League of Pittsburgh, a non-profit women’s organization committed to improving local communities
  • Chaired the Junior League of Pittsburgh’s 2007 Designers’ Show House, raising a record $122,000

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa