Kimberley Motley Bio

(Attorney, author, philanthropist)

Relationship Statistics of Kimberley Motley

What is Kimberley Motley marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Single
Is Kimberley Motley having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Kimberley Motley lesbian ?: No

More about the relationship

Kimberley Motley is currently single. She was married to Claudiare Motley. Much information about their marriage is unknown.

And sadly on June 21, 2014, Motley’s husband, Claudiare, was shot in Milwaukee. He was shot while attending a high school reunion due to an attempted carjacking committed by Nathan King a sixteen-year-old.

Who is Kimberley Motley?

Kimberley Chongyon Motley is an American International Attorney, author, philanthropist, comic book writer, beauty queen, and human rights activist of African American and Korean descent.

Motley is the first and the only Westerner that has practiced law in Afghanistan’s courts. Now, she is working on cases in Uganda, Dubai, and the United States, and is expanding her commercial and human rights practice.

Kimberley Motley- Childhood

Motley is born to an All-American father and North Korean Mother. Though their names aren’t known. The exact date of her birth is unknown but she is 38 years old.

Her parents met when her father was in the military. Motley raised in a neighborhood in Milwaukee. There was a lot of crime, a lot of poverty, a lot of distrust of each other. She two brothers and a sister. As there was a lot of poverty, she began working at a very early age.

Kimberley Motley- Education, University

Motley received an Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.S.) degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1997. Likewise, she received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 2000, and in 2003 received an M.A. from the same institution. In the same year, she earned a J.D. from Marquette University Law School.

Kimberley Motley- Professional Life

In 2004, Motley was crowned Miss Wisconsin. In 2008, she working as a public defender in Milwaukee for five years. Kimberley Motley is the first and only Westerner to practice law in Afghanistan’s courts.

She spends nine months of the year living in Afghanistan, defending foreigners to the country, embassies and ambassadors, and women and children in human rights cases.

Additionally, Motley won freedom for countless victims such as a six-year-old child bride, and a British ex-soldier accused of bribery.

She is registered as an attorney with the American, French, U.A.E., Australian, Spanish, Dutch, British, Italian, Norwegian, German, and Canadian Embassies in Afghanistan.

Since 2009, she co-founded Motley Legal Services and Motley Consulting International. Likewise, it is the first American to litigate cases in Afghanistan’s criminal courts, where she has a strong litigious practice that focuses on criminal, commercial, contract, civil and employment law matters.

Motley’s Law (Documentary Film)

A documentary film entitled Motley’s Law about Motley made by the Danish Film Production Company Made in Copenhagen. It releases in October 2015.  Likewise, it won the Grand Jury Prize Award and also the Alliance of Women Film Journalists’ EDA Award.


Additionally, Kimberley’s legal and research work is a cover-up by The Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalThe London Times, CNN, the BBC, and The Today Show.

And she has written a book, Lawless: A lawyer’s unrelenting fight for justice in one of the world’s most dangerous places where she has written about her experiences in Afghanistan.

Kimberley Motley- Net worth

The estimated net worth of Motley is $1 million. According to USNEWSMONEY, as an American attorney, she earns an average salary of $120,910.

Rumors and Controversy

In 2010, Motley was under a threat from the Afghan District Attorney’s office to arrest her next time she set foot in Kabul, as retribution for her harsh criticism of Afghanistan’s corrupt judicial system.

On December 16, 2016, Motley went to Havana, Cuba to represent Danilo Machado. While in Havana Motley was arrested without charge and subsequently deported from Cuba. Motley was instrumental to the release of Machado on January 21, 2017, who was released from El Combinado del Este prison without charge.

Body Measurement

She has black eyes and hair. Motley has an average height and weight.

Social Media

She has almost 4.3k followers on Twitter. She is active on Twitter since March 2010.

Kimberley is not active on Facebook and Instagram. But there are fan pages made in her name.


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