Before opening the litigation department at Chhokar Law Group, Kimberley spent over a decade developing her legal skills, with a majority of her practice dedicated to trust and estate litigation. Kimberley understands that her clients are often experiencing feelings of loss, confusion, and betrayal and seek clarity and direction in this counterintuitive legal arena.
With over 20 years of boxing experience, Kimberley is a fierce litigator and takes pride in protecting and preserving her clients’ rights against aggressive opponents. Kimberley represents clients in a variety of litigated matters ranging from financial elder abuse, trust invalidation, contested conservatorships, probate administration, contested probates, recovery of assets, accounting disputes, and a range of fiduciary duty violations related to trusts, wills, and powers of attorney. She has experience litigating in courts across the state of California, the California Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Kimberley has been named a Rising Star in Super Lawyers and is involved in many practice-focused associations.
Published Appellate Opinion in Probate Law:
Kimberley Deede prevailed before the 4th Appellate District of California and set precedent through a published opinion regarding a common and crucial issue involving probate administrations. This instructive decision brings clarity on the issue of how “residency” is defined for purposes of qualifying an individual as a court appointed personal representative of an estate. This issue is especially significant for border states where individuals often reside out of the country but have many contacts and connections in the United States. This decision provides a much-needed definition to the term and helpful guidance for other practitioners.