Kimberly A. Evans

Director

Kimberly Evans is a director within the firm’s civil rights practice group and a dynamic advocate for victims of discrimination, wrongful incarceration, sexual assault, and other forms of harassment. Her current representations include, among others:

  • Aguirre-Jarquin v. Hemmert et al. (M.D. Fla.), an action alleging Section 1983 and related claims against defendants relating to the investigation leading to plaintiff’s death row sentence and 14 years of wrongful incarceration for two murders that he did not commit.

  • Sterling et al. v. Evanston Township High School District 202 et al. (N.D. Ill.), an action alleging Section 1983, Title IX, and related claims in connection with the sexual assault and inappropriate grooming of plaintiff and other female students by the school’s safety officers.

  • Youngers v. MTC et al. (D.N.M.), an action alleging Section 504, negligence, and other state law claims against government contractors for their role in the wrongful death of Roxsana Hernadez, a transgender Honduran immigrant who died while in ICE custody.

  • Pambakian v. Blatt et al. (C.D. Cal.), an action alleging that the plaintiff, a former senior executive of the dating app Tinder, was sexually assaulted by her boss, that her employer attempted to cover up the incident by offering her compensation, and that she was later terminated for reporting the incident. This case is currently on appeal before the Ninth Circuit, where the court is being asked to consider the important issue of forced arbitration in sexual assault cases.

Ms. Evans is an experienced trial lawyer who has litigated a number of complex corporate matters, including In re Dole Food Co. Stockholder Litigation and In re Dole Food Co. Appraisal Litigation, a stockholder class and appraisal litigation resulting in a damages award of $148 million, plus interest, following a nine-day trial in Delaware Chancery Court. The Dole litigation represents one of the largest recoveries in a non-derivative action in the history of the Delaware Chancery Court. Ms. Evans has tried a number of cases before the Delaware Court of Chancery, including In re Appraisal of DFC Global, Corp., In re Appraisal of PetSmart, Inc., and In re Appraisal of Jarden Corporation, and has litigated foreign appraisal actions in the Cayman Islands, including In the matter of Nord Anglia Education.

Ms. Evans is a member of the Pennsylvania and Delaware State Bar Associations, the American Association for Justice Civil Rights and Sexual Assault Litigation Committees, serves as co-Chair of Mentoring for the Delaware Chapter of the Rodney Inn of Court, and is the current Diversity Liaison for the PBA Civil and Equal Rights Committee. In 2017, Ms. Evans was selected as one of the Legal 500 Next Generation Lawyers in the area of Plaintiff M&A Litigation. In 2019, she was again selected by Legal 500 as a Rising Star. In 2020, Ms. Evans was selected for membership by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the “Civil Rights – Top 10” and “Women’s Rights – Top 10.”

Education

  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law, J.D.
    2007
  • LaSalle University, B.A.
    2003

Admissions

  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of DE
  • U.S. District Court for the District of NJ
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of PA
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