Kimberly Chase


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 2007, Senior Notes & Comments Editor, UC Davis Law Review; Witkin Award for Academic Excellence

B.A., History and Study of Religion, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2003, cum laude

  • Judicial Extern to Judge Jan Pluim, Judge Edward Simpson, and Judge Joseph DeVanon in the Los Angeles County Superior Court




Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


Kimberly Chase is a litigator recognized by her clients and colleagues for her exceptional advocacy, work product, professionalism, and community commitment. Named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, from 2013-2017, 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 wage and hour class actions, discrimination and harassment cases, and wrongful termination cases. For example, Kim obtained complete summary judgment for an employer in a discrimination case, and the Court of Appeal recently affirmed the judgment in full. 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 recently defeated a motion for a preliminary injunction regarding the use of a trademark. Kim has also 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 sits on the Alumni Association board of directors for UC Davis School of Law. Kim also served as the 2014-2015 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 has spoken at several law schools, including UC Irvine, Boalt, and UCLA, on issues unique to women lawyers, and she serves as a volunteer presenter for the Orange County Bar Association’s Teenage Legal Survival Skills program. In her spare time, Kim loves spending time with her family and is an avid fan of ballet.


Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Partners Named California Rising Stars in 2017

Haynes and Boone Partners Kimberly Chase and Henry Welch have been named Rising Stars in California in the most recent Super Lawyers directory, published by Thomson Reuters.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Public Law Center’s PLC Advocates, Former Co-Chair
  • Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law, Co-Chair
  • Haynes and Boone Pipeline Subcommittee, Former Co-Chair
  • Haynes and Boone Diversity Committee
  • Haynes and Boone Women Entry-Level Recruiting Subcommittee
  • Mentor, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Law School Mentoring Program
  • Volunteer Presenter, Orange County Bar Association’s Teenage Legal Survival Skills Program

Pro Bono

Daily Journal

Haynes and Boone Honored for Pro Bono Work in Orange County

Orange County’s Public Law Center has named Haynes and Boone, LLP pro bono law firm of the year. The firm is being recognized for its many pro bono efforts in recent years, including its 2015 representation of clients who successfully enjoined the City of Costa Mesa from evicting low-income residents from motels.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013-2017, and selected for inclusion in Top Women Attorneys in Southern California
  • Recognized as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine, 2013-2015
  • Received the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, State Bar of California, 2016

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