Kimberly A. Barr

Special Counsel

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FAX: (303) 776-9100


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Kimberly A. Barr


With over twenty-five years of professional experience in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, Kimberly offers her clients sound practical advice on a broad range of tax-exemption, probate and corporate matters.  Whether a small or complicated estate, she assists individuals with navigating Colorado’s probate laws with the level of attention, compassion and efficiency she would expect for her own family members.  Similarly, Kimberly advises clients interested in starting up a small local nonprofit and those interested in structuring a complex national organization of affiliated tax-exempt and taxable entities with a focus on achieving their goal and equipping them with the knowledge needed to operate and succeed over the long-term.

Education & Experience

Kimberly has her B.A. from Louisiana State University and her J.D. from The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

J.D., Law and Public Policy Program, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America B.A., Political Science, Minor in Russian Area Studies, Louisiana State University; Junior Year Abroad at Swansea University, Wales.

Prior to moving to Colorado in 2000, Kimberly spent ten years in Washington, DC in various legal positions.  She gained invaluable legislative, regulatory and advocacy experience as a Congressional staffer, a White House law clerk, an enforcement attorney for a federal regulatory agency, and a lobbyist for the nation’s largest high education systems. 

Building on her advocacy and policy experience, Kimberly later accepted an executive management position of a national nonprofit organization helping at-risk youth succeed in the workforce.  In this position, she successfully led the organization’s expansion efforts by securing the support of state officials and corporate executives needed to launch new programs throughout the country.

A few years later, Kimberly was asked to serve as chief advisor to the president of the nonpartisan intergovernmental organization, Education Commission of the States. In this position, she led the interstate compact’s day-to-day operations and managed its $13 million annual budget.  The next step in Kimberly’s career path took her to another senior management position in a well-known national nonprofit organization, ACT, Inc.  As a regional director for the national educational testing company, she led the company’s efforts to advance the organization’s programs within the state and local educational systems across seven Midwest states.

Kimberly is licensed to practice law in Colorado. She was also admitted to both the Washington, DC and Maryland bars (inactive).

Professional Memberships

Boulder County Bar Association Colorado Bar Association (Business, Tax/Estate Planning/Probate Sections; American Bar Association (Taxation, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law)

Community and Organizations

In 2008 Kimberly took leave from the workforce to develop a new set of skills in an entirely different area – parenting. While engaged in this demanding on-the-job training program, she also found time to join several other passionate parents in Longmont to launch a new charter school. As a founding member of the school’s board of directors, her efforts included writing governance policies on employees, finance and various other matters critical to structuring a successful nonprofit corporate entity

Between 2015 – 2022, Kimberly was actively involved with the Community Foundation Boulder County.  In 2018 she was asked to serve as the chair of the Community Foundation’s Legal Committee and later as the chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee.  She served as a Trustee from 2018-2022.

  • BizWest Top Lawyers 2023
  • Colorado Bar Association Faculty Member, “Operational Issues for Tax Exempt Organizations”, CBA’s A Primer on Advising Nonprofit Organizations (2018, 2020, 2022)
  • Longmont Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program (2020)
  • Board of Trustees, Community Foundation Boulder County (2018-2022)
  • Governance/Nominations Committee, Community Foundation Boulder County (Chair, 2020-2022)
  • Legal Committee, Community Foundation Boulder County (Chair, 2018-2020, Member, 2015-2020)
  • Founding Member, Board of Directors, St. Vrain Community Montessori School (2009-2012)


As the daughter of a U.S. Marine, she relocated quite a bit as a child but considers her home to be Colorado and her roots to be in both South Dakota and New Orleans.

Kimberly lives in Longmont, Colorado with her two clever and entertaining teenaged sons and her rescue dog, Ellie.