• 202 Old Main Street,
    Bradenton, Florida 34205
  • 941.744.5537

Kimberly A. Bald

Kimberly A. Bald

Harllee & Bald, P.A.
202 Old Main Street
Bradenton, Florida 34205
To contact Kimberly:
Phone: 941-744-5537
Fax: 941-744-5547
E-Mail: kab@harlleebald.com


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Background and Education

Kim Bald has more than thirty six years’ experience in representing individuals and companies in complex litigation matters from pre-suit dispute resolution through discovery, depositions, mediation, trial and appeals. A substantial portion of Kim’s practice during the past twenty years has been in probate, trust and fiduciary litigation. Her extensive experience as a trial and appellate attorney has benefited individuals, corporations, personal representatives, trustees, trust companies, financial institutions, beneficiaries and guardians.

Kim earned her B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University and graduated with honors from Stetson University College of Law.

Kim attained the highest possible review rating based on legal ability and ethical standards, the prestigious AV Preeminent® from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. Since 2011, she has been listed as a Florida Super Lawyer and is recognized as a member of Florida Trend magazine’s ‘Florida Legal Elite’ for commercial litigation.

Kim served as President of the Manatee County Bar Association and was the elected representative of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit on the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar from 2003 through 2007. She is a member of the Executive Council of The Florida Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, and serves on the Section’s Probate and Trust Litigation, Trust Law and Attorney/Trust Officer Liaison Committees.


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Bar Admissions

Florida 1984
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Awards and Recognition

Achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s AV rating, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
Selected to Florida Super Lawyers (2011 – 2020)
Selected to Florida Trend Magazine’s “Florida Legal Elite” for Commercial Litigation. (2009; 2013; 2017; 2018; 2020)
Selected to Best Lawyers in America (2014 – 2020)

Professional Associations and Memberships

The Florida Bar

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (Member: Executive Council; At Large Member Probate and Trust Law Litigation Committee, Trust Law Committee)
Trial Lawyers Section
Florida Bar Annual Convention Committee (2005 to 2011; Chair 2007)
Judicial Independence Committee (2005-2007);
Membership Outreach Committee (2008 to 2010)

Manatee County Bar Association

Director, 1991-1993
President, 1993-1995
Past President, 1995-1996

Sarasota County Bar Association (Member: Trust and Probate Litigation Section)

Federal Bar Association

Florida Bar Board of Governors – Representative of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit (2003-2007);

Executive Committee (2005-2007);
Communications Committee (2003-2006; Chair, 2005-2006);
Legislative Committee (2004-2006);
Citizens Forum Committee (2005);
Disciplinary Review Committee (2003-2005);
Disciplinary Procedures Committee (2006-2007)

Florida Bar Foundation Fellow

Manatee American Inns of Court, emeritus member

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Nominating Committee

Member 1996-2000
Chair 1998-1999

Legal Aid of Manasota

Director 1994-1999
Secretary, 1994-1996

Associate Member, Broadband Tax Institute

Florida Council of Property Tax Lawyers, Inc; Member

Editorial Board of the Stetson Law Review (1983-1984)

Community Involvement

Sustaining Member, Junior League of Sarasota
Member of Board of Trustees, The Pines Foundation, Sarasota
Member, Board of Directors, Women’s Resource Center

Primary Areas of Practice

Business and Commercial Litigation
Probate, Estate, and Trust Litigation
Contested Guardianship Litigation
Property Tax Challenges