Kimberly A. Jinorio Swanson

Kimberly A. Jinorio Swanson, MSW, Esq.


Kim Jinorio Swanson joined The Law Office of Derrick J. Hensley, PLLC as an Associate Attorney in September, 2022. As a “Social Worker at Law,” Kim’s approach to her work is client-centered and trauma-informed. She uses her legal and social work skills to serve her community and clients with compassion and care. Kim is the granddaughter of Cuban immigrants and is proficient in Spanish.

In 2021, Kim graduated from the North Carolina Central University School of Law. In law school, she focused on restorative and social justice as a non-traditional student and mother of young children. She was Chair of the Innocence Project and a member of the executive committee for the American Constitution Society. Kim also spent time engaged with the Juvenile Law Clinic, Durham County Public Defender’s Office in Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Court, and NCCU’s Juvenile Justice Institute while attending NCCU School of Law.

Prior to law school, Kim attended the University of North Carolina School of Social Work where she was honored with the Jane Curtis Parker Scholarship Award as a second-year student for her dedication to compassion, social justice, courage, and acting as an inspiration to others. Kim graduated with her Master’s in Social Work in 2012, and then worked in the social work field for several years before starting law school.

Kim is the Chair of the Refugee and Immigrant Committee for the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, a member of the board of Iglesia La Semilla, and a member of the NC MomsRising advisory board. In her free time, Kim enjoys being outside with her three kids, husband, two dogs, cat, and three chickens. If you can’t find her on her family’s farm, she’s probably kayaking.

Professional Affiliations:

Kim is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association

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