Kimberly Chase is a litigator recognized by her clients and colleagues for her exceptional advocacy, work product, professionalism, and community commitment. Named a Super Lawyer Rising Star in both 2013 and 2014, Kim focuses on her clients’ business needs, enabling her to employ a pragmatic approach to litigation that helps achieve her clients’ goals.
Kim maintains a diversified practice that includes employment litigation and advice, copyright and trademark litigation, and commercial litigation. She has obtained favorable results for a number of Fortune 500 companies in discrimination and harassment cases, wrongful termination cases, and wage and hour litigation. For example, Kim recently obtained complete summary judgment in a discrimination case, and she also recently gutted a wage and hour class action by having the majority of the claims decertified. In addition to her employment practice, Kim has prosecuted and defended copyright and trademark claims throughout the country, and she has handled a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, insurance coverage and bad faith claims, section 17200 litigation, and fraud claims.
When not serving her clients, Kim is dedicated to improving the legal profession and helping her community. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law, which is a group of law firms and community partners who have joined forces to achieve cultural diversity in the legal community. She is dedicated to her pro bono work and is also a member and the former co-chair of PLC Advocates, a group that assists Orange County’s pro bono legal services provider, the Public Law Center, in increasing pro bono volunteerism. Kim also regularly gives presentations at California law schools on issues unique to women attorneys, and she serves as a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity mentor. In her spare time, Kim loves spending time with her family and is an avid fan of ballet.
Recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, 2013-2014, and selected for inclusion in Top Women Attorneys in Southern California.