Kimberly Soto, Esq.
Owner and Managing Attorney
The Soto Law Office, P.A.
Kimberly Soto is a native of Boston, Massachusetts who moved to Florida in 2004 and now owns and manages
The Soto Law Office, P.A. Ms. Soto opened The Soto Law Office, P.A. to advise and assist clients in matters related to business, civil, family, guardianship, probate, trusts and estates, and real estate law.
Ms. Soto's knowledge, coupled with years of experience, allows her to represent her clients in and out of the courtroom. As a result of her excellent client service, she’s earned Avvo Clients’ Choice Award and Avvo’s 9.0 Top Attorney Rating. In 2018, 2019 and 2020, she was selected as one of Florida’s Super Lawyer Rising Stars - a distinction earned by only 2.5% of attorneys practicing in Florida. She was also a nominee of the ABA Journal Lawyers of Distinction Award, which recognizes excellence in the practice of law.
Her business experience includes providing valuable information to Central Florida's small businesses and entrepreneurs through workshops, lunch and learns, networking events, radio, and articles. She was a featured guest speaker on What's the Score Radio Show, a business education radio program in Orlando, and highly recommended by local businesses and her colleagues.
Her family law experience includes representation in divorce, parental rights, child visitation, child support, and spousal support proceedings. She also handles marital property distributions, modifications, and enforcement actions, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Ms. Soto has an understanding of the probate system of multiple counties throughout Central Florida. Her experience includes assisting clients with limited guardianship proceedings where the Ward (the subject of the guardianship) retain some decision-making rights and plenary (or full) guardianship proceedings, where the guardian assumes all decision-making rights for the Ward. For more information regarding the guardianship process, review "8 Steps to Guardianship in Florida."
She is highly proficient in the preparation of estate planning documents, including wills, living wills, trusts, health care surrogate and preneed guardian for individuals or families. She was the featured speaker who presented "Family Trust Funds 101 - How to Avoid Probate" at the Orlando Sentinel Successful Aging Expo, which took place at the Orange County Convention Center on February 18, 2018.
Her real estate law experience includes representing buyers and sellers in residential real estate transactions, representing landlord and tenants in lease negotiations and evictions, representing investors in the purchase and sale of hotels, apartments, condominiums, single-family homes, shopping centers, subdivision and mobile-home developments. It also includes drafting purchase and sale agreements as well as condominium documents, representing homeowners and condominium associations, and reviewing and identifying issues contained in contracts, title, and loan underwriting. For more information, review the "Real Estate Must Know" playlist contained on her YouTube Channel. Ms. Soto received the distinction of a 2020 Best Real Estate Lawyer in Orlando by Expertise.com.
Ms. Soto was awarded her Juris Doctor Degree from The George Washington University Law School in May 2011. Ms. Soto was a recipient of the Presidential Merit Scholarship during her tenure at Law School. She served as a Student Bar Association Senator where she participated in the organization and implementation of a new student program designed to foster the well-being of students and aided in the design of proposed legislation and constitutional amendments. During her third year of law school Ms. Soto assisted the Department of Justice, National Security Division in the creation, editing and publication of a new internal newsletter summarizing case law and legal developments in recent years relating to Crimes of Threat.
Ms. Soto was awarded her Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations from the honors program atRollins College in May 2008 and graduated Magna cum laude. Ms. Soto was a recipient of the Alonzo Rollins Merit Scholarship and Centennial Award during her tenure at Rollins. Ms. Soto obtained a dual minor in Latin American Studies and Studio Art. Ms. Soto was inducted into the Phi Sigma Alpha National Political Honor Society for highest academic achievement, as well as The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society for excellence.
Ms. Soto is a member of the Florida Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association (including their Young Lawyers Sections), the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and is a Board Member of the Seminole County Florida Association for Women Lawyers - Young Lawyers Chairperson. In addition, Ms. Soto is admitted to the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. Ms. Soto is also a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.