Lawyer ‘worked for 10 years and was made partner despite having NO legal training’

Lawyer 'worked for 10 years and was made partner despite having NO legal training'
It seems that the show Suits might be closer to real life than thought, allegedly

It bears striking similarities to the TV show Suits.

But it seems the idea of carving out a successful legal career without having the right qualifications might not be too far detached from reality.

On Thursday a woman who allegedly used forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for 10 years was charged with forgery, unauthorized practice of law and felony.

Prosecutors claim Kimberly Kitchen fooled law firm BMZ Law, and was so convincing that she was made a partner.

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Kitchen is alleged to have forged a law license, bar exam results and an email claiming she had attended Duquesne University’s law school.

She handled estate planning for more than 30 clients, and served as president of her county bar.

Her lawyer, Caroline Roberto, said: ‘She’s an incredibly competent person, and she worked very diligently and was devoted to the people she served.

‘There are things about the charges we don’t agree with.’

It is understood local lawyers in Huntingdon, east of Pittsburgh, in the United States, first raised concerns.

If true, the allegations against Kitchen are reminiscent of US TV show Suits, in which college dropout Mike Ross talks his way into a top law firm, despite having no legal training.

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29 March 2015 | 9:40 pm – Source:


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