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Kim is a northwest native and a double graduate of the University of Washington, where she received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, in 1996 and her J.D. in 2000. Kim’s broad civil litigation defense practice focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith, serious injury and wrongful death, UIM defense, premises liability, trucking/transportation defense and property disputes for both insurance companies and corporate clients.

Kim also devotes a sizable portion of her practice to appellate work and complex motion practice. Kim has significant experience defending high-value claims, from investigation though trial and appeal. Her recent achievements include summary judgment dismissals, published appellate decisions and favorable jury verdicts.

  • Recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2023
  • Summary judgment dismissal of a premises liability/traumatic brain injury suit against two multi-national retailers arising out of a car v. pedestrian accident in a shopping center parking lot. The court agreed that retail tenants owe no duty with respect to the design of the common area parking lot. The dismissal avoids expansion of commercial tenant tort duties with respect to common area parking lots.
  • Vasquez v. Am. Fire & Cas. Co., a published opinion allowing insurers to limit UIM coverage for those who are not Named Insureds under a business auto policy.
  • Hurley v. Port Blakely Tree Farms, a published opinion determining that clearcutting above residential properties does not constitute an “abnormally dangerous activity” subject to strict liability.
  • Goodwin v. Los Lobos LLC, an overuse of force case tried before a jury in King County. Plaintiff claimed six-figures in damages. The jury returned a defense verdict.
  • Representation of a large, well-known general contractor on a construction defect subrogation case co-tried in Spokane County. After a two-week trial, the jury returned a multi-million dollar verdict in favor of the client.
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Board of Trustees
  • American Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Mother Attorney Mentoring Association Member
  • WDTL Women’s Commission Member
  • Manufactured Housing Community Preservationists, Board of Directors (Secretary)
  • Speaker/Presenter - Premises Liability in Washington State: Changes, Hot Topics and Trends, August 2023
  • Speaker/Presenter – The Efficient Proximate Cause Rule in Washington, June 2023
  • Speaker/Presenter – 2023 Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Insurance Law CLE – Covid Litigation Update, May 2023
  • Speaker/Presenter – Settlement Negotiations Seminar, January 2023
  • Speaker/Presenter – CLM Seattle Chapter Event: Get Curious Not Furious, Leveraging the Rules of Professional Conduct to Attain Better and More Efficient Case Results, December 2022
  • Speaker/Presenter – UIM Claims Handling, September 2022
  • Speaker/Presenter – Changes in Washington Premises Law, June 2021
  • Speaker/Presenter – Northwest Insurance Law Presentation on UIM Bad Faith, September 2020
  • Speaker/Presenter – Preparation of Corporate Witnesses, June 2019
  • Speaker/Presenter on Opening Statements - Masters in Trial, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), November 2018
  • CLE Moderator – Bad Faith and Calculation of Treble Damages Under IFCA – Bench and Bar Perspective, December 2019
  • Speaker/Presenter – Factors in Claim Valuation, August 2019
  • J.D., University of Washington, 2000
  • B.A., University of Washington, 1996, cum laude
  • State of Washington
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
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