Kimberly is part of the firm's Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice Group in the Professional Liability Department. She has litigated numerous appeals in Florida state and federal appellate courts across a wide variety of subject matters in cases involving medical malpractice, construction defect, insurance coverage, bad faith, maritime, aviation, and premises liability. Kimberly handles the brief writing, motion practice, and oral arguments. In addition to her extensive appellate practice, Kimberly provides litigation support in insurance coverage, construction defect, premises liability, professional malpractice, and bad faith cases.
Kimberly has an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for professional competence. Since 2015, Kimberly has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, a designation given each year to only 2.5 percent of lawyers in the State of Florida.
Kimberly is actively involved in bar association and related legal societies. She has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society and serves on the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section's Executive Council and as vice chair of the Legislative Committee. She is a member of the Florida Bar, the Broward County Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Florida Defense Lawyers' Association, the Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society, and the Rosemary Barkett American Appellate Inn of Court. She has served as the President of the Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society and as co-chair of the Dade County Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section.
She has spoken on appellate and litigation support topics and written mutiple articles on important issues impacting appellate and trial lawyers. Kimberly has also served as adjunct faculty at three law schools: Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad College of Law in Davie, Florida; Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida; and St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Prior to joining the firm, Kimberly was the head of the appellate division at a local defense firm. Before entering private practice, Kimberly served as a Career Research Attorney for the Honorable David M. Gersten of the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami, Florida. She also interned at the Third District and at the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee, Florida, while in law school.
Kimberly graduated from the University of Florida, Gainesville, with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations with high honors. She subsequently attended the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida, where she obtained her juris doctor.
Honors & Awards
•AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
•Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015-2018
Year Joined Organization: 2018
•Florida Supreme Court Historical Society- Board of Trustees, 2017-Present
•Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society, 2007- Present (Past President 2015-2016)
Legal Teaching Position
•Adjunct Faculty, Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad College of Law, Davie, FL (2014-2015)
•Adjunct Faculty, Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, FL (2009-2013)
•Adjunct Faculty/Mock Trial Team Coach, St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami Gardens, FL (2008-2011)
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