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Kimberly Keheley Frye

Kim Keheley Frye

Candidate's Campaign Message

Kim Keheley Frye is a candidate for Post 5 from Cobb for the Board of Governors. Kim is a lifelong resident of Cobb and graduate of the UGA and Georgia State University Law School and the The Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wy. She is married to fellow Cobb Bar member, Blake Frye and has two sons.

As a State Bar member, the pressing issue facing our bar is the many graduates of our law schools and new bar members who are hanging their shingle to practice law. Being new to the practice of law is scary and exhilarating at the same time. These new bar members need mentors and support from the bar to become successful, seasoned attorneys and to assist clients in the best way possible. We have a mentoring program with the bar through the TILPP and LPM resources. As a new Board of Governor, I would work to expand those offerings and encourage the Bar and its members to utilize the ever expanding world of technology to make that assistance easier and faster.

For the past 5 years Kim has successfully run the trial litigation firm Frye Law Group, LLC which concentrates on defending citizens accused of criminal acts. She is the current President of Cobb Criminal Defense section and past president of Cobb Solo/Small Firm section and a member of Trial Lawyers association. At the state level, Kim is the Vice President of Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and serves as the Chair of Judicial Nominations and on the Education committee. She is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Atlanta Lawyers Club. Nationally, she is an active member with the NCDD and NACD. She serves as a mentor with Transition Into Law Practice Program for new lawyers.

Education:

  • University of Georgia, B.A. (1990)
  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D. (1993)

Personal/Family:

  • Married to Blake Frye, fellow Cobb Bar member with 2 sons: Jake and Riley
  • Enjoys high adventure activities and running road races
  • Sustainer with Junior League of Cobb County
  • 2006 Ruth Northcutt Award Recipient
  • Member Due West United Methodist Church
  • Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor and Mock Trial Mentor
  • Limits practice to Criminal Defense including young clients

Professional Background, Bar Activities, Civic Activities:

  • Principal Owner of Frye Law Group, LLC since 2008
  • 2013 Graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College-Dubois, Wy
  • Assistant District Attorney Cherokee and Forsyth Counties
  • Assistant Solicitor General in Cobb County
  • Vice President for Cobb County for Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Judicial Nomination Chair and Education Committee of Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Mentor of for the Transition into Law Practice Program, State of Georgia
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College of DUI Defense
  • Founding Faculty of Trial Skills University
  • Invited trial skills faculty for the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers DUI Seminar
  • Trial Demonstration attorney for Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar

Main issues facing the State Bar/position:

  • Making sure new bar graduates have the resources they need to be productive and effective attorneys
  • Making activities within the State Bar more welcoming and diverse to increase participation in the bar