Kimbley A. Kearney
Location: Chicago, IL and Michigan City, IN
Kim is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking in legal ability and ethical standards as determined by her peers in the legal community. She manages the firm’s Indiana office, and maintains practices there and in Chicago. Kim’s work involves every aspect of civil litigation including jury trials, arguing appeals, and analyzing insurance coverage issues. She has successfully litigated cases involving catastrophic personal injury, toxic tort, premises liability, employment discrimination, municipal defense, insurance coverage, commercial disputes, and ocean marine transportation in numerous jurisdictions in the United States. She has trained at the prestigious Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law and is an experienced mediator. Kim is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Indiana, New York and Louisiana.
Kim is one of only 500 members of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only to persons who possesses a reputation of recognized distinction as an appellate lawyer. Kim has briefed and argued cases in state supreme courts, United States courts of appeals and state intermediary appellate courts throughout the country. Her appellate victories include several cases of first impression.
Because of Kim’s combined trial and appellate experience, she is frequently retained in high profile cases nationwide to provide clients and their trial counsel with an independent evaluation of potential liability and exposure for damages, develop winning strategies for resolution before, during, and after trial, and craft the most effective legal arguments to be advanced in dispositive motions, motions in limine, directed verdict motions, jury instructions, and appellate briefs.
Kim is also a Proctor in Admiralty, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, and an Associate Editor of American Maritime Cases.
Kim finds the most satisfying aspect of her practice is developing a relationship with her clients and working hard to achieve their objectives. Whether a case involves casualty, a business dispute, employer liability, or an insurance matter, Kim believes that she is uniquely qualified to provide her clients with realistic, cost-effective, and result oriented counsel because she knows how to scrutinize a case and position it for the best possible outcome in trial court, on appeal and in mediation. Her M.B.A. degree gives her an extra advantage in helping her to address the challenges faced by her business clients.
Kim is enjoying strengthening her ties to the community in Northwest Indiana. She is active in the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce and is very proud to have been appointed to the Board of Directors of Dunebrook, a not-for-profit organization focused on the prevention of child abuse.
10 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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New York 10005
28 Liberty Street 39th Floor
New York, New York 10005
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17901 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, California 92614
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New Jersey 07932
100 Campus Drive
Florham Park, New Jersey 07932
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200 Commerce Square
Michigan City, Indiana 46360
4650 W. Spencer Street
Appleton, Wisconsin 54914
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68 Southfield Avenue
2 Stamford Landing Suite 100
Stamford, Connecticut 06902
T: 203.921.0303 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Matthew J. Van Dusen