Kimberly Chase


Education and Clerkships

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

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

Bar Admissions



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 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 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.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, 2013-2014, and selected for inclusion in Top Women Attorneys in Southern California. 

Professional and Community Activities

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers 
  • William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of Court 
  • Public Law Center’s PLC Advocates, Former Co-Chair  
  • Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law, Co-Chair
  • Orange County Bar Association’s Legislative Resolutions Committee 
  • Public Law Center’s Volunteers for Justice Committee 
  • Haynes and Boone’s Diversity Committee 
  • Haynes and Boone’s Women Entry-Level Recruiting Subcommittee
  • Haynes and Boone’s Pipeline Subcommittee
  • Mentor, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Law School Mentoring Program

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