Estate Planning Paralegal & Administrator
Kim Lazaro first joined the firm in July 2020 as an Administrative Assistant to the Estate Planning Department, and was promoted to Paralegal after completing her paralegal studies in March 2022. Kim received her ABA-approved Paralegal Certification from Santa Ana Community College and is a certified paralegal under California Business & Professions Code Section 6450. Kim is an active California Notary Public.
Kim works closely with Paula Clarkson, partner and head of the firm’s Estate Planning Department, and assists with drafting trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and health care directives. She supports the firm’s attorneys, handles client communications and case management. She additionally handles administrative and marketing matters.
Before studying for her Paralegal Certificate, Kim studied Fine Arts and Graphic Design at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, where she was born and raised until moving to Southern California in 2014.
Kim is a proud daughter of Vietnamese refugees, and loves spending time with her family, baking, and waiting for her cat to go viral on TikTok.