Kimberly Souriyakhamphong (“Kim Sour”) is an associate attorney and a Lafayette native.
Kimberly earned her J.D., cum laude, in 2018 from the Southern University Law Center, where
she was an editor of the Journal of Race, Gender, and Poverty and selected by her professors for
membership into the American Inns of Court.
Before attending law school, Kimberly worked as a hospital floor nurse. After nearly half a
decade in healthcare, she wanted to transform her passion for humanity into a legal platform.
During law school, she represented indigent individuals as a student attorney in the Criminal
Defense Clinic for a wide range of misdemeanor offenses, such as drug possession, assault,
battery, and felony cases. She also earned the pro-bono award for completing 300+ pro-bono
Understanding the importance of practical experience, Kimberly worked as an intern for federal
and state judges, including the Honorable Brian Jackson of the United States Middle District and
the Honorable Fredericka Wicker of Louisiana’s Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also worked
as a law clerk at Miguel Elias, Pecanette & Associates, and Fenet, Treadway, and Gaudin.
Passionate about serving others and the Acadiana community, she volunteers with Our Savior’s
Church and other local charities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends,
family, and her four-legged companion, Game.