ABOUT OUR FIRM
C. Kim Banister, Esq. is a private attorney serving Volusia and Flagler Counties in Florida with a practice centering on family law including all legal aspects of marriage and family relationships, domestic violence, dependency, guardianship and probate. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. Ms. Banister has worked primarily in the Volusia and Flagler County areas for the past 16 years. She has also represented clients in Citrus, Osceola, Seminole, Putnam, St. Johns, Duval and Clay Counties. Ms. Banister is the current Volusia County Bar President.
Ms. Banister received her law degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology/Archaeology and a minor in Museum Curation and Management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with certification in Applied Archaeology from George Mason University, graduating with honors from both universities.
Kim is actively involved in a variety of community and professional organizations. In addition to currently holding the office of President of the Volusia County Bar Association, she's also held the office of Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Executive Board member. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Volusia Flagler PACE Center for Girls, serving for six years, and a past member of the Junior League of Daytona Beach.
She has also served as a two-term President as well as Vice President and Board Member for the Volusia Flagler Association for Women Lawyers, and served on the State Board for the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. She has served on the steering committee for the formation of Sally’s Safe Haven Visitation Center in Flagler County. Ms. Banister is a past volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and served in leadership with the Girl Scouts of America for over seven years.
Juris Doctor, 2003
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Master of Arts Anthropology/Archaeology with Minor in Museum Curation and Management, 1999
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with Certification In Applied Archaeology, 1995
George Mason University
C. Kim Banister, Esq., PA
Private Family Law Practice 2012 – Present
Family law, domestic violence, dependency and probate
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida 2005 – 2012
Managing attorney of the Family Law Division managing seven attorneys and support staff across twelve Florida counties
President of the Volusia County Bar Association, 2019-2020
Past Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Executive Board Member, Volusia County Bar Association, 2012 - 2019
Past President and Executive Board Member Volusia/Flagler Association for Women Lawyers
State Board for the Florida Association for Women Lawyers 2006-2007
Six years as a Member of the Board of Directors for the PACE Center for Girls Volusia/Flagler Counties
Awards and Honors
Graduated with Honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and George Mason University
Outstanding Supervisor of the Year Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida 2008
Professional Associations and Memberships
The Florida Bar, Admitted 2003
- Volusia County Bar Association, Admitted 2005
Daytona Beach Rotary Club
Licenses and Certifications
- Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator