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About me

I help clients handle their litigation disputes and have represented all manner of clients, including
individuals, small businesses, privately held companies and publicly
traded companies.  I specialize in business litigation, intellectual property
litigation and employment litigation.  I have a particular interest in unfair competition and false advertising law. I also advise clients on appellate issues arising before an appeal has been taken and represent clients in their appellate matters.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 90%
  2. Appeals: 10%



Hourly ($350-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sanford M. Cipinko

    Kimberly worked for me and she is one of the brightest lawyers I know. She was an extremely hard worker and she knew how to analyze complex problems and come up with innovative solutions. All of my clients felt working with Kimberly was a very positive experience and they were very happy with her work product. I was sad to see her go but I know that whomever she is working with will always be pleasantly surprised by her work ethic and can have confidence that if she is working on your case you will either win or else.


    Sanford Cipinko Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Yuliya Magomedov

    Kimberly is a great attorney. She has extensive experience in handling complex employment, personal injury, and general business litigation matters. Kimberly can handle any case from its inseption through completion, including, but not limited to, research, depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and trial. Kimberly is very knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. She always strives to acheive the best results for her clients. I highly recommend Kimberly!


    Yuliya Magomedov Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Venable, LLP

Spear Tower, 40th Floor, Suite 4025
One Market Plaza, 1 Market Street
San Francisco, CA, 94105


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Winner 2005 Pace Moot Court CompetitionPace Law School2005
Best Intervenor's Brief Pace Moot Court CompetitionPace Law School2005
Best Petitioner's Brief Evan A. Evans Moot Court CompetitionUniversity of Wisconsin Law School2004
Second Place Team Evan A. Evans Moot Court CompetitionUniversity of Wisconsin Law School2004
Witkin Award for Excellence in Trial AdvocacyU.C. Hastings College of Law2004
Best Research and Writing AwardU.C. Davis Washington Center2001
Academic Achievement ScholarshipU.C. Davis Alumni Association1999
William Turrentine Jackson ScholarshipU.C. DavisN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateColt / Wallerstein LLP2010 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Sanford M. Cipinko2009 - 2010
AssociateFenwick & West LLP2005 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Mateo County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
The Lawyers' Club of San Francisco, Inn of CourtMember2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Friedman v. BoucherJudgment of the district court reversed.
Martin v. Gillis & LaneJudgment affirmed.
Vindicia v. ioloConfidential Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of California - DavisHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fenwick & West Litigation LunchPreserving Issues for Appeal2008