Shekinah G. Harris, Associate Attorney
Shekinah G. Harris' practice areas include Estate Planning, Probate law, and Business law. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of North Texas and received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. She has worked with several public interest organizations focusing on Civil Rights. She realized that Transactional Law was just as valuable and has focused on helping her clients meet their legal needs.
She gravitated to Burch Law because she wanted to work for a firm that had similar values as she, a desire to advance positive social change and help clients deal with a matter that is one of the most important decisions of their lifetime. This firm really believes in educating and guiding clients to make the hard decisions for themselves and their families. Estate planning and probate matters can be overwhelming, and Shekinah is thrilled to be a part of the Burch Law team that works hard to help alleviate clients' worries and concerns.
In Shekinah's free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. If Shekinah was stranded on a deserted island, she would want the following 3 items: an inflatable raft with rows with a built-in satellite phone, toolbox containing the essential building supplies and fishing needs, and all of John Grisham's books (even The Rooster Bar, her least favorite) with an infinite amount of blue legal pads and blue pens.
Shekinah G. Harris Associate Attorney
Kimberly M. Kantor, Business & Client Care Manager
Before joining Burch Law as the Business Manager, Kimberly Kantor worked in education as an Adapted Physical Education Consultant focusing on students with special needs in the area of physical education and recreation. In 2012, she founded Rainbow Roundup, originally a Facebook group for North Texas LGBTQ families that has grown to over 2000 members. In 2015, due to its tremendous success, Rainbow Roundup officially became a 501(c)(3) organization. As Founder and Executive Director, Kimberly organizes monthly events, provides support and resources, and creates an environment for members to develop lifelong supportive networks. She also serves on the Family Equality’s National Network. Kimberly received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University respectively, specializing in adapted physical activity.
She made a career change from education to managing the law firm and surprisingly found the transition a natural fit. Kimberly continues to put people’s individual needs first while still helping people. She is compassionate, caring, and sympathetic and understands that having this very important estate planning in place can not only provide clients with the opportunity to leave a legacy behind for their loved ones or organizations they care about, but it can provide peace of mind knowing their wishes and intentions can be carried out. Kimberly recognizes that the loss of a loved one is very emotional and that our clients are often still grieving when they reach out to us for guidance to help find a solution to their legal concerns. She helps them find comfort knowing that Burch Law can help them navigate through the legal difficulties that they are facing. Kimberly’s passion and leadership in founding a non-profit has also empowered her to have a deeper appreciation for the considerations that our firm takes in helping clients determine what business formation will ensure they are compliant and well protected under the law.
Kimberly thrives being a part of the Burch Law Team as everyone demonstrates a similar disposition while regarding humanity, respect, and incentive to serve and help others from all walks of life. She is continuously encouraged as her personal and company values align and conform with the culture of the firm. Kimberly finds comfort and a sense of belonging as she is celebrated to grow personally and professionally with a team that is committed to fundamentally making everyone feel comfortable and showing positivity in contributing to the well-being of society.
While in college, Kimberly had the opportunity to nanny for several Dallas Stars Hockey families! They traveled to many places including to and from Canada and she had an amazing time! At times too much fun! It taught her a lot about the sport, but even more about herself. Kimberly was challenged and learned how to work well with others. She learned that life can be messy and unpredictable when working with kids, and there are some things we can’t control. She realized that life is short and time goes by so quickly as she watched the years pass with the children growing up. Kimberly found she had to embrace the stresses and growing pains so that she could find the contentment and wonder that each day brings!
Kimberly M. Kantor Business & Client Care Manager
Cyntia S. Frederick, Office Manager
Born in Monterrey, NL, Mexico, Cyntia moved to Texas at the age of 5. She has a Degree in Paralegal Studies form Angelina College. Following graduation, she has worked as a paralegal for the better part of a decade and has gained knowledge in various fields of law from criminal defense and prosecution to family law and estate planning.
Cyntia loves to work at Burch Law because it is so welcoming to all. This office truly strives to make everyone feel welcome and every staff member has great compassion for others and genuinely want to help everyone that walks through our door.
Cyntia moved to Dallas in 2018 after she and her husband, Luke, married in January of that year. Cyntia enjoys going on hikes with Luke and their dog Tag. She also enjoys reading with a cup of coffee or tea next to their cat Turnip. In her spare time, she likes to learn about sewing before the invention of the commercialized sewing machine.
When Cyntia was asked about what items she would bring to a deserted island, she had too many questions she required answers to before giving an answer.