Who is KMH Custom Family Law and Why Are We Different?

Pardon the cliché, but the truth is, I always wanted to be a lawyer.

I’m that rare person who even enjoyed law school. My dream was to go to law school then spend my career helping people in need. After graduating from law school, reality, in the form of a mountain of student loans, led me to practice at three of the biggest and best law firms in three of our country’s greatest cities: New York, Washington, D.C., then back to my home town of Minneapolis. During my more than ten years litigating at these firms, I received top notch legal training from some of the best attorneys in the country.

There is a large “access to justice” gap in this country.

The sad truth is that in the past year, 86% of low income people (defined as those making at or below 125% of the poverty level, which is $14,850/year for an individual and $30,375 for a family of 4) received inadequate or no legal help with legal issues integral to basic human needs, such as housing and child custody. More than half of moderate income people also do not receive the legal help they need. In fact, moderate income people may have even less access to legal representation because they don’t qualify for free legal services, such as legal aid. By providing flat fees, fees based on a sliding scale according to income and “unbundling” services, I hope to help close that gap.