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Updated: 03/21/2022

Cashiers Real Estate & Transactions Lawyer


Kim Coward is a Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law and Residential Transactions. She has practiced with Coward, Hicks & Siler, PA since 1988, focusing almost exclusively on Real Property matters including contracts, easements, property owner associations, entity formation, foreclosures, and real estate development.

Kim is an active member of both the North Carolina State Bar and North Carolina Bar Association...

About Kimberly R. Coward

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate & Transactions
  • Real Property Law
  • Zoning
  • Planning & Land Use
  • Homeowner & Condominium Owner Associations

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1988

Specialties and Certifications

  • Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law (Residential Transactions)

Other Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar Member, - 1988
  • 30th Judicial District Bar, - 1988
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Board Member, Appointed by the NC State Bar Council, October 2015, Chair 2021
  • North Carolina State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization Real Property Law Subcommittee, Member, 2007 - 2013; Chair, 2012 - 2013
  • WCU Honor College, Advisory Board Member, 2015
  • Highlands Biological Foundation, Board Member, June 2016
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member 1988
  • North Carolina State Bar, Ethics Committee, Advisory Member, 2014-2020
  • Highlands-Cashiers Board of Realtors, Attorney Member, since 2000
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, Member, since 2011


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Juris Dr, Juris Doctor
    Honors: Phi Delta Phi
    Law Review: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Law Review, , 1986 - 1987
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
    B.S., Bachelor of Science
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: With Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Mortar Board, Cardinal
    Honors: Key, Phi Sigma Alpha
    Major: Political Science

Pro Bono Activities

  • Summit Charter School
  • Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society
  • Christ School
  • Rabun Gap Nacoochee School
  • Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Jackson County Travel and Tourism Authority
  • Cashiers Community Foundation

Ancillary Businesses

  • Teaches scuba diving



  • Women Leaders in the Law 2015, Legal Leaders™, American Law Media and Fortune Magazine, - 2015
  • Business Person of the Year; awarded by Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce., - 2001
  • Certified Specialist in Real Property Law: Residential Transactions; certified by North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization., - 2006

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Office Information


211 Cashiers School Road Cashiers, NC 28717

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

By appointment only

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