Kim concentrates her practice on personal injury defense and products liability for corporate clients and insurance companies. She has extensive experience in insurance defense, product liability, toxic torts, and mass-tort litigation. Kim develops teams of experts in litigation-relevant scientific disciplines and prepares team members for deposition and trial testimony. She serves as international, national, regional, and local expert coordinator and as counsel on relevant scientific issues.


Birmingham Hips – National Coordinating Counsel

Xarelto MDL – Defendant’s Liaison Counsel

Orthopedic Hip Implants: Trial Counsel

Orthopedic Hip Implants: Science/Expert Coordinator

Orthopedic Knee Implants: National Counsel – Science/Expert Coordinator

Pedicle Screws: National Counsel - Science/Expert Coordinator

Zirconia Hips: National Counsel - Science/Expert Coordinator

Fen-Phen Diet Drug: Regional Trial Counsel - National Science/Expert Counsel

Propulsid: Louisiana Trial Counsel - National Science/Expert Coordinator

Sutures: Louisiana Trial Counsel

Blood Product: Hemophilia and AIDS - Louisiana Trial Counsel Scientific Issues/Experts

Reyes Syndrome: Science/Expert Coordinator

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Recognitions

Chambers and Partners, USA Nationwide, Product Liability & Mass Tort

Association of Women Attorneys’ Michaelle Pitard Wynne Professionalism Award, 2020

Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2022)

Best Lawyers in America: Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2011-2022)

Louisiana Super Lawyers: Personal Injury Defense - General, Personal Injury Defense - Products

The International Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences Lawyers

Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers

Guide to the World's Leading Products Liability Lawyers, 2nd Edition

LMG Life Sciences, Non-IP Litigation & Enforcement (Product Liability)

Legal Media Group's US Expert Guide, Product Liability & Women in Business Law

CityBusiness Leadership in Law, 2010

AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell rating

Civic Affiliations

  • House of Ruth, United Way Agency
  • American Diabetes Association Leadership Council, Board of Directors

Professional Affiliations

  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • American Bar Association: Product Liability Committee, Former Co-Chair, Mass Tort Committee, Former Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Confidentiality Agreements and Protective Orders, Former Chair
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Committee, Chair
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Faculty Member
  • Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit


Publications & Presentations


  • DRI Diversity Insider

    November, 23, 2021
  • Maintaining Professionalism in High-Stakes Litigations: How to Zealously Represent Your Client With

    New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinators’ Programs

    December 20, 2018
  • Protective Orders in Products Liability Litigation, Panel Member

    NOBA Product Liability Committee CLE

    May 18, 2017
  • Lessons Learned from Mass Torts Over the Past 30 Years, Moderator

    DRI Drug & Medical Device Seminar, New Orleans

    May 11, 2017
  • Beyond the Implant: Retrieval Analysis Methods for Implant Surveillance

    ASTM International Workshop

    November 17, 2015
  • American Bar Association

  • Master of Jury Selection

    New Orleans Bar Association

    December 11, 2013
  • The Zealous Advocate: An Ethics Briar Patch?, Panelist

    New Orleans Bar Association Masters of the Courtroom

    December 12, 2013
  • Mass Tort/ Class Action Issues, Panelist

    LSBA mid-year meeting

    January 15, 2009
  • Preparing Corporate Witnesses for Deposition, Panelist

    ABA Section of Litigation Products Liability Committee, Eighth Annual Regional CLE Workshop: Women in Products Liability

    October 2, 2007
  • Leadership: Vision and Values, Loyola University College of Law Diversity Program, Panelist

    Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

    October 18, 2007
  • New Orleans Bar Association Briefly Speaking

    Spring 2014
  • 3 Gender Med. 161



  • Louisiana state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana


J.D., Loyola University School of Law (1987)

B.S., Loyola University New Orleans (1984)

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