Kimberly A. Madigan
Kimberly Madigan is a Certified Family Law Specialist* and founding partner of Madigan & Lewis, LLP, a San Mateo family law firm. She is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of California.
*The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Ms. Madigan has been practicing law since 2002. Ms. Madigan was selected to Super Lawyers in 2019-2022. This is a distinction reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in Northern California. Prior to this, she was named a “Rising Star” in family law by Super Lawyers on the basis of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Ms. Madigan served as the Chair of the San Mateo County Bar Association, Family Law Section (2015). From 2021-2022, she served as the President of the Board of Collaborative Practice of California (CP Cal). She is a proud recipient of the Eureka award, which recognizes those who have made significant contributions to collaborative practice in California.
Ms. Madigan has served as a settlement attorney and presided over settlement conferences in Santa Clara County Superior Court. In San Mateo County, she regularly volunteers in Department 15 to assist self-represented litigants, many of whom are unable to afford legal representation, with the settlement and completion of their divorce cases. She works hard to maintain excellent relationships with the bench and opposing counsel.
Ms. Madigan has been practicing family law exclusively since 2006. Prior to moving to California in 2005, she worked as a civil litigator at Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin, & Lang, LLP in Vancouver, Canada, ranked by Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of the top ten regional firms in Western Canada.
Ms. Madigan litigates complex family law matters both in public court and with private judges at all stages of litigation, including trial. She is trained in both mediation and collaborative divorce and is highly skilled at negotiating settlements out of court. Her practice at Madigan & Lewis, LLP focuses on complex and high-asset divorce, property characterization and division, child and spousal support proceedings, high-conflict custody disputes, parentage (paternity) cases, domestic violence and post-judgment proceedings.
Having practiced for over 15 years in Silicon Valley, Ms. Madigan has substantial experience working with financial portfolios that include real estate, stock options, restricted stock units, private equity, privately-held business interests, and family trusts. Her clients have included CEO’s, general counsels at Fortune 500 companies, attorneys, physicians, software engineers, business owners, and stay-at-home parents.
What distinguishes Ms. Madigan from other family law attorneys is her extensive family law experience, responsive approach, and expertise in navigating clients through what is often one of life’s most emotional yet transformative experiences.
Ms. Madigan resides on the Peninsula with her family and is a proud mother to her teenage daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys hot yoga and exploring the beautiful Bay Area.
Ms. Madigan is a member of the following professional organizations:
- San Mateo County Bar Association (Family Law Section)
- Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
- State Bar of California
- Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
- San Mateo County Collaborative Practice Group (CPSMC)
- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)