“Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think.” – Albert Einstein
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
For over ten of her twenty-five-year legal career, Kimberly has garnered vast EXPERIENCE representing public and private educational institutions including public K-12 school districts, charter schools, SELPAs, county offices of education, community colleges, private high schools and private universities. With the background of a litigator, she has handled numerous administrative and court matters in the following areas.
- Special Education
- Student Discipline
- Employment Law
- Student and Employee Civil Rights
- Public Construction
- Business & Real Estate Disputes
- Personal Injury
Kimberly is also renowned for her brief writing and appellate work, especially in the area of special education. She has frequently been asked by other education law practitioners to write closing briefs following a due process hearing or to handle the appeal from a due process decision in the District and Circuit Courts, with much success.
Kimberly is also approved to work as JPA-assigned defense counsel for K-12 public schools and, in that capacity, has handled cases involving sports injuries, bullying, sexual molestation, wrongful death and the constitutionality of student fees.
Importantly, as a litigator, Kimberly applies CREATIVITY with her educational clients, in the hopes of solving a problem or reaching a compromise before a dispute turns into full litigation. Our educators do their best work in the classroom and not the courtroom. In this spirit, Kimberly tries to help the education professionals get back to their students.
Finally, after a decade working at a leading California education law firm, Kimberly has the TRUST of the education law community. Many former colleagues still reach out to work with her and Kimberly deeply values her ties and collaboration with other practitioners. In working independently, Kimberly seeks to assist her fellow attorneys on work that is compelling and important to their clients with the reassurance that she is assisting the attorney and not seeking to acquire the client as her own.