Kimberly DeGonia was born and raised in Orange County, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. After completing several child psychology courses, she was quickly convinced to attend Whittier Law School to pursue advocacy for the most vulnerable in our community. Kimberly developed a passion for the pursuit of justice from a young age. With an unwavering commitment to upholding the law and ensuring a safer community, Kimberly embarked on a remarkable legal journey that has left an indelible mark on the field of trial prosecution.
For 15 years, Kimberly dedicated her career to serving as a trial prosecutor, fearlessly navigating the complexities of the courtroom. With an impressive track record of over 75 cases taken to verdict, Kimberly has demonstrated a rare mastery of the art of advocacy. Each trial served as an opportunity to seek justice, champion the rights of the vulnerable and uphold the principles of the law.
Among the many chapters of Kimberly’s storied career, perhaps the most prominent were those spent at the forefront of some of Riverside County’s, most high-profile child and sexual abuse cases from 2012-2023. These cases included the landmark People v. David and Louise Turpin, child abuse case, which garnered national media attention and showcased Kimberly’s unwavering dedication to protecting the innocent and holding the wrongdoers accountable.
Kimberly handled the most challenging legal issues related to capital litigation and complex special circumstance murder from 2019-2023. During this chapter of her career, Kimberly continued to handle complex sexual abuse cases.
Today, Kimberly brings this wealth of experience, expertise, and unshakeable commitment to justice to Andrews and Thornton. As a member of our legal team, Kimberly continues to be a beacon of a tireless advocate for the law and a trusted ally for clients seeking justice.
Beyond the courtroom, Kimberly finds balance and inspiration in a fulfilling personal life. Kimberly married a fellow homicide trial prosecutor and has four children. She enjoys reading, running and of course being the chauffeur for all her children’s endless activities.