Kim practices law and urban planning, concentrating her practice in the areas of land use, real estate development, economic development, and municipal and non-profit corporation law, and is a frequent speaker and author on these issues in Texas, Illinois, and nationally.  She is licensed in both Texas and Illinois.

Ms. Mickelson is an honors graduate of the Plan II program at The University of Texas, as well as The University of Texas School of Law and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.  She studied municipal and historic preservation practices in Krakow, Poland, and also studied in Germany and the former Yugoslavia.

Kim is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Masters in Urban Planning program in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University.

She is a member of the Texas Bar Association, and serves on the Section Council of the Government Lawyers Section, the Houston Bar Association, the Texas City Attorney’s Association, the American Planning Association (Texas and Illinois chapters), and the American Institute of Certified Planners.  She is the President of the Texas APA Chapter, and the Editor of Texas APA’s book, A Guide to Urban Planning in Texas Communities.   She is a member of Preservation Texas and Preservation Houston.  In her spare time, Kim is a fiber and glass artist—usually not together—assists other artists with legal matters, and is a rabid Texas Longhorns fan.