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Kimberly  Carasso is an experienced civil litigator who counsels and represents clients in all facets of litigation. She has an extensive range of experience including: business, employment, professional liability, catastrophic personal injury, real estate and other types of complex litigation. For the past two years, the vast majority of Ms. Carasso's practice has involved advocating and seeking justice for those catastrophically injured as a result of medical malpractice.


She is admitted to practice in California and in  the Northern, Central Southern Districts of the United States District Court of California.  Ms. Carasso has a long-standing history as a member of the Orange County Bar Association and numerous professional organizations, including the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. She has the highest peer-review status, based on legal abilities and ethical standards, issued by Martindale.


OC Metro Magazine named Ms. Carasso a "Mover and Shaker Under 40".  Also, Super Lawyers named her a "Rising Star", a prestigious distinction given to only 2.5% of the state's attorneys. Since that time, Super Lawyers Magazine has repeatedly named her as one of California's Super Lawyers and one of the Top Women Attorneys in Southern California.


Ms. Carasso is highly experienced and skilled at investigation, organization, development of trial strategy, case evaluation and negotiation.  Recent medical malpractice settlements include a $4,400,000.00 settlement on behalf of a young man left with significant cognitive and motor defects as a result of a failure to properly monitor and treat a cerebral aneurysm and a seven-figure settlement for an elderly man left in a persistent vegetative state due to negligence following thyroid surgery.  She co-chaired a defense verdict in a multi-million dollar products liability action tried in Mammoth Lakes, California.  Moreover, she recently co-chaired a trial in Orange County, California obtaining a verdict for her clients in a long-standing and acrimonious dispute between two homeowner’s associations. In addition, she obtained a $1,300,000.00 judgment for a client in case involving failure to pay overtime and wrongful termination in violation of public policy.


Ms. Carasso enjoys public speaking and has been a featured speaker for several organizations, including the Association of Corporate Counsel. In 2005, the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership organization elected Ms. Carasso (then Maynard)  to a two-year term as a Board of Trustee and appointed her as its General Counsel.  She served as a HOBY Board of Governor until 2015.

Ms. Carasso received her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law in 1996 where she received the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence Advocacy and she was a member of the Dean’s List. In 1993, she received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science, with Programs of Concentration in Scientific Perspectives and Japanese Studies from University of California–San Diego.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    20 years
  2. Business: 10%
    16 years
  3. Employment: 5%
    16 years
  4. Ethics: 4%
    20 years
  5. Real Estate: 1%
    16 years

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  • James E Gandy

    For Personal Injury, I endorse Ms. Carasso. She is a spirited advocate and anyone who need such an attorney should contact her.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Marshall Silberberg

3333 Michelson Drive
Suite 710
Irvine, CA, 92612


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Women Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top 100 Attorneys in OCOC Metro Magazine2014
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
OC Metro -- Top OC AttorneyOrange County Register2013
Top Women Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaCalifornia Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
AV RatingMartindale Hubbell2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Mover and Shaker Under 40OC Metro Magazine2009
Dean's ListCalifornia Western School of Law1996
American Jurisprudence Award -- Evidence AdvocacyAmerican Jurisprudence Bancroft-Whitney1996
Oral Advocacy Competition AwardCalifornia Western School of Law1995
Arrow Award for ScholarshipPi Beta Phi1992
Provost's Honor ListUniversity of California -- San Diego, Warren College1990
Highly ratedMartindale HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyLaw Offices of Marshall Silberberg2014 - Present
Of CounselSamini Scheinberg2014 - 2014
Of CounselHewitt Wolensky & McNulty LLP2012 - 2014
Senior AttorneyCallahan & Blaine, APLC2005 - 2012
AssociateKlinedinst, PC2002 - 2005
AssociateSchaffer, Lax, McNaughton & Chen1999 - 2002
AssociateBaker, Silberberg & Keener1996 - 1999
Certified Legal Intern -- J.U.D.G.E. UnitSan Diego County District Attorney1995 - 1995
ClerkBonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols1995 - 1995
ClerkBonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols1994 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaN/A2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaN/A2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaN/A1998 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1996 - Present
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)MemberN/A
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership OrganizationBoard of Governors2011 - 2014
Hugh O'Brian Youth LeadershipBoard of Trustee and General Counsel2005 - 2007
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2014
Professionals in Human Resources AssociationMember2002 - 2005
Los Angeles Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2005
Association of Southern California Defense CounselMember1996 - 2005
Defense Research InstituteMember1996 - 2002
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pett v. CoddingtonObtained $1,300,000.00 judgment for client
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Voice, Defense Research InstituteSupreme Court Arbitration Decisions: A Reminder to Draft Contracts and Arbitration Provisions with Care2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of California - San DiegoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ACCA -- Double HeaderWage & Hour: The Latest Trends and Strategies to Minimize the Negative Impact of these Costly Claims2006
Family Violence and Sexual Assault InstituteHIPPA and What It Means to Mental Health Care Providers2005
Family Violence and Sexual Assault InstituteUseful Tips to Minimize the Possibility of Malpractice Claims2005
Introduction to Employment and Labor Law in CaliforniaHow to Minimize Sexual Harassment2004
Introduction to Employment and Labor Law in CaliforniaPre-Hiring Issues2004
7th Annual Klinedinst Employment SymposiumSexual Harassment Update: Important Developments in California Sexual Harassment Laws2004
6th Annual Klinedinst Employment SymposiumThe Best and Worst Employment Practices: Pre-Employment Discrimination2004
Employment and Labor Law in CaliforniaThe Down and Dirty on Sexual Harassment2003
ASWA 63rd Annual Conference -- The Pursuit of Personal and Professional Promise: Women Accountants as Catalysts for ChangeEthical Considerations for Accountants Post-Enron2003
5th Annual Klinedinst Employment Symposium -- Staying Ahead of the Curve: A Day of Interactive ProcessDual Employment Issues2003
5th Annual Klinedinst Employment Symposium -- Staying Ahead of the Curve: A Day of Interactive ProcessIndependent Contractors2003