Kimberly D. Padilla


Personal Injury
Automobile Accidents
Drunk Driving Accidents
Trucking Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Wrongful Death
Workplace Injuries
Slip-Fall/Premises Injuries
Dog Bites
Civil Litigation
Plaintiff and Defense
Small Claims
Early Release of Probation
Occupational License
Small Estate Planning

317 Locust
Abilene, Texas 79602

Ph: (325) 677-4777
Fax: (325) 677-4711


Kim grew up in Texas, living most of her childhood years in Abilene. She graduated with honors and at the top of her class from Abilene High School. Kim went on to attended Texas Tech University where she graduated with honors and received her undergraduate degree in Political Science with a minor in Substance Abuse Studies. After graduating from Texas Tech, she returned to Abilene and entered into to the workforce where she worked in the education and medical fields, before entering into the legal field in 2000. She started her legal career as a legal assistant, but after working for a few years with the same law firm, focusing primarily on representing Plaintiffs in personal injury cases, Kim left Texas to attend the University of Miami, School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida, where she received her law degree. After obtaining her law degree, Kim decided there was no place like home—Texas that is—and returned to Abilene to begin her career as an attorney. Kim has been practicing as an attorney since 2008.

During her law school years, Kim returned every summer to Texas, continuing her work in the legal field, gaining hands on, everyday experience and knowledge of the inner workings of the legal system. Kim also obtained further experience and valuable skills working for Miami based attorneys during her last two years of law school; first working representing Plaintiffs with personal injury lawyer, Justin Ziegler and then working on contract cases against insurance companies, with the Law Office of Stuart L. Koenigsberg. While attending law school, Kim was an active member of the Hispanic Law Student Association and served as secretary. She also obtained her Guardian Ad Litem certificate to work as a representative for abused and neglected children in the Miami-Dade County system of Florida and she also participated in various H.O.P.E. (Helping Others through ProBono Efforts) projects—with her favorite project being working every year during tax season preparing taxes for low income families and older individuals. During law school, Kim also earned honors in litigation skills, where she received one-on-one trial skill instruction from practicing attorneys, Judges and professors as well as practice using those same skills.

Kim proficiently speaks, reads and writes Spanish and actively represents clients who speak Spanish.

Please contact the Burke Law Firm if you are looking for a personal injury attorney in Abilene, TX.