Kimberly specializes in handling workers’ compensation litigation and appellate proceedings. She is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in both Workers’ Compensation Law (1995) and Appellate Practice (1997), which means that the Florida Bar recognizes her through the Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE) as a specialist in her areas of practice. The BLSE identifies attorneys for the general public and the profession who have substantial experience and have demonstrated specialized knowledge, skills, and proficiency in certified areas of practice and professionalism and ethics in the practice of law. The attorneys must meet minimum standards established by the Board to become certified and to remain certified. Super Lawyers, an organization that utilizes independent research, peer nomination, and peer evaluation to identify outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, has recognized Kimberly as a “Super Lawyer.”
Immediately before joining the firm, Kimberly was a sole practitioner handling appeals exclusively for injured workers. She has litigated hundreds of cases at both the trial and appellate levels Supreme Court of Florida and has myriad of published opinions, including major landmark decisions favoring injured workers. Before establishing her firm, Kimberly was a partner for a large Florida insurance defense firm handling workers’ compensation litigation at both the trial and appellate levels for employers and their carriers. She has spoken and served as a panelist in her areas of specialty at numerous educational conferences/seminars sponsored and approved by the Florida Bar for CLEs; Kimberly has also served as a panelist at several workers’ compensation judicial conferences, including the National Workers’ Compensation Judicial College at the annual WCCI Workers’ Compensation Conference. Additionally, Kimberly has also written articles on varying workers’ compensation and appellate topics for several legal publications.
Kimberly was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1989, after graduating from NSU Shepard Broad Law Center. She is also licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She is a member of the Broward County Bar Association, the Workers’ Compensation and Appellate Practice Sections of the Florida Bar, Friends of 440, Florida Justice Association (FJA) and Florida Workers Advocates [FWA]. She is a former board member for the FWA and is currently a member of FWA serving on the amicus committee. In her capacity on the amicus committee of FWA, Kimberly has written amicus briefs on many high-profile cases and landmark decisions in both the First District Court of Appeal and in the Supreme Court of Florida.