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Kimberly Ann Maynard Carasso

Litigation Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

5.0   1 review

also known as Kimberly Carasso, Kimberly Maynard

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kimberly

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  1. Litigation
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    Current focus: business litigation and legal malpractice

    27 years

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. 

 

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 Consumer Attorneys of California, Orange County Women Lawyers Association, and Orange County Trial Lawyers Association . 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 $9,000,000 settlement on behalf of a young boy left with catastrophic neurologic injuries as a result of a failure to properly treat a craniopharyngioma; a $4,400,000 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; and numerous 7-figure settlements involving birth injuries. She co-chaired a defense verdict in a multi-million dollar products liability action tried in Mammoth Lakes, California.  Moreover, she 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, 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. She currently serves as a Board of Director for the Los Alamitos Educational Foundation.

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.

Location

Klein & Wilson
4770 Von Karman Ave.
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2008
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Kimberly represented our company with great integrity and diligence. She had a very proactive role in our case and with her help we came to an excellent settlement. She was a pro in all aspects in dealing with us and our opposing party. I have and will continue to refer Kimberly to anyone who needs a lawyer.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Samini Scheinberg
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Senior Attorney
  • Law Offices of Marshall Silberberg
  • 2014 - 2024
  • Of Counsel
  • Hewitt Wolensky & McNulty LLP
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Senior Attorney
  • Callahan & Blaine, APLC
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Klinedinst, PC
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Schaffer, Lax, McNaughton & Chen
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Baker, Silberberg & Keener
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Certified Legal Intern -- J.U.D.G.E. Unit
  • San Diego County District Attorney
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Clerk
  • Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Clerk
  • Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols
  • 1994 - 1994
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Univ of California San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • $475,000.00
  • Confidential
  • $3,000,000.00
  • Confidential
  • Settlement
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Associations

  • California Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Los Alamitos Educational Foundation
  • Board of Director
  • 2020 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of Orange County
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2022
  • Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Organization
  • Board of Governors
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership
  • Board of Trustee and General Counsel
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2014
  • Professionals in Human Resources Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2005
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2005
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2002
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top Women Lawyers in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top Women Lawyers in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Women Lawyers in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Women Lawyers in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Attorneys in OC
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • OC Metro -- Top OC Attorney
  • Orange County Register
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Mover and Shaker Under 40
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2009
  • American Jurisprudence Award -- Evidence Advocacy
  • American Jurisprudence Bancroft-Whitney
  • 1996
  • Dean's List
  • California Western School of Law
  • 1996
  • Oral Advocacy Competition Award
  • California Western School of Law
  • 1995
  • Arrow Award for Scholarship
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • 1992
  • Provost's Honor List
  • University of California -- San Diego, Warren College
  • 1990
  • Highly rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • The Gavel --Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • A Zoom with a View to Mandatory Settlement Conference Success
  • 2021
  • The Voice, Defense Research Institute
  • Supreme Court Arbitration Decisions: A Reminder to Draft Contracts and Arbitration Provisions with Care
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • ACCA -- Double Header
  • Wage & Hour: The Latest Trends and Strategies to Minimize the Negative Impact of these Costly Claims
  • 2006
  • Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute
  • HIPPA and What It Means to Mental Health Care Providers
  • 2005
  • Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute
  • Useful Tips to Minimize the Possibility of Malpractice Claims
  • 2005
  • Introduction to Employment and Labor Law in California
  • How to Minimize Sexual Harassment
  • 2004
  • Introduction to Employment and Labor Law in California
  • Pre-Hiring Issues
  • 2004
  • 7th Annual Klinedinst Employment Symposium
  • Sexual Harassment Update: Important Developments in California Sexual Harassment Laws
  • 2004
  • 6th Annual Klinedinst Employment Symposium
  • The Best and Worst Employment Practices: Pre-Employment Discrimination
  • 2004
  • Employment and Labor Law in California
  • The Down and Dirty on Sexual Harassment
  • 2003
  • ASWA 63rd Annual Conference -- The Pursuit of Personal and Professional Promise: Women Accountants as Catalysts for Change
  • Ethical Considerations for Accountants Post-Enron
  • 2003
  • 5th Annual Klinedinst Employment Symposium -- Staying Ahead of the Curve: A Day of Interactive Process
  • Dual Employment Issues
  • 2003
  • 5th Annual Klinedinst Employment Symposium -- Staying Ahead of the Curve: A Day of Interactive Process
  • Independent Contractors
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (28)
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Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"For Personal Injury, I endorse Ms. Carasso. She is a spirited advocate and anyone who need such an attorney should contact her."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Business Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Business Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Banking Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Kimberly is a skilled business attorney and asset to the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Business Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Business Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Business Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Business Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kim is a dedicated attorney who is able to manage complex matters with ease and efficiency."
Litigation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Ms. Carasso on several litigated matters. Her legal knowledge and insight were invaluable in reaching a successful conclusion. Highly recommended."
Business Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Carasso's tenaciousness and true legal abilities enable her to achieve outstanding results for her clients."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"An excellent attorney who is very dedicated to her profession"
Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. She is persistent and doesn't stop until she wins."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Newport Beach Litigation Lawyer Kimberly Ann Maynard Carasso
Kimberly Ann Maynard Carasso
Litigation Attorney
Newport Beach, CA
Licensed for 27 years