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Kim Barrus

Phone: 517.885.3305

Kim is one of our paralegals at C&N and has a strong passion for law. Kim has worked on all aspects of cases in state and federal court and has been lead paralegal on numerous cases handled by the firm. Her efforts have been instrumental in many successes. Many clients have praised her for her compassion and work ethic. Research and writing are her specialties and her skills are second to none!

Not only is Kim known for her work ethic, but also for her leadership skills. A true team player, Kim has been responsible for implementing new procedures and training new staff members. And she has also helped lead the way to healthier lives for years as a kickboxing instructor!

Always striving to stay up to date on changes in the legal field, Kim is a proud member of multiple paralegal associations including the Ingham County Bar Association Paralegal Section, State Bar of Michigan Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section, and NALA – The Paralegal Association.

Kim strives to make each day a success, as defined by one of her favorite quotes from Maya Angelou – "Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." Colleagues and clients agree that Kim is a true success. In her spare time, she can be found enjoying all things water-related with her husband and cuddling up with her adorable dogs!

Professional Activities/Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan - Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section
  • Ingham County Bar Association - Paralegal Section
  • NALA - The Paralegal Association

Publications and Media


  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Minor in Sociology


  • Technology to Work Smarter and Not Harder, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Fall Conference, November 2019
  • National Association of Legal Assistants and Paralegals

Awards and Recognition

  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Unsung Hero Award, 2019
  • State Bar of Michigan, Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section, Shining Star Award, December 2018

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