Kimberly A. Gossage

Partner

I’m probably the first attorney you’ll meet who loves bluegrass, football and a 3-legged pit bull named Roz.  I also love my work because it allows me to help folks plan for their futures or walk through some of the hardest times of their lives, and I consider it a blessing to be able to be a part of the solution.

I was raised in Sterling, Virginia, a DC suburb.  When my mother died unexpectedly at age 46, I served as executor of her estate and as guardian for my grandfather and great aunt, so I learned firsthand how daunting the legal system can be during periods of grief. 

I moved to Charlotte in 1991 as part of a church planting team and graduated magna cum laude from UNC-Charlotte in 1995 with Bachelor’s degrees in history and political science.  I was fortunate to be accepted to Wake Forest University School of Law where I was active in the Moot Court Board and represented Wake Forest in local and national competitions.  While at Wake Forest, I participated in the Legal Clinic for the Elderly before my graduation in 1998.

Since graduation, I have worked in insurance defense where I tried jury trials on a weekly basis, but I missed working with seniors and their families as I had been able to do in law school.  In 2006, Jennefer Garrity and I founded Garrity & Gossage, LLP to provide estate planning, probate and elder law services.

Oh, and here’s Roz.

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • Eastern District of NC
  • Middle District of NC
  • Western District of NC
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Upcoming Events and Presentations

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science, UNC-Charlotte, 1995, magna cum laude
  • Juris Doctor, Wake Forest School of Law, 1998

Professional Organizations

  • NC State Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Past-chair, Matthews HELP Center