Kimberly Evans is a principal within the firm’s civil rights practice group and a dynamic advocate for survivors of sexual assault and harassment, as well as victims of discrimination, institutional abuse, and other forms of police misconduct. Her current representations include, among others:
- Soenen et al. v. Brown University (D. R.I.), a putative class action on behalf of approximately 4,000 current and former Brown students, alleging Title IX and other violations resulting from the University’s systemic failure to adequately respond to and prevent incidents of sexual harassment and assault on campus
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Hernandez, a transgender Honduran immigrant who died while in ICE custody.
- Romero-Garcia v. CoreCivic, Inc. (M.D. Ga.), an action alleging Section 504 and related claims against CoreCivic for its role in the wrongful death of Efrain Romero de la Rosa, a 38-year-old man who lived with acute schizophrenia and died by suicide while detained in solitary confinement at Stewart Detention Center as a means to control his mental illness. Efrain’s suicide was the second death by a mentally-ill detainee at this facility in the span of one year. Evans is an experienced trial lawyer who has litigated dozens of complex corporate matters, including In re Dole Food Co. Stockholder Litigation, a stockholder class and appraisal litigation resulting in a damages award of $148 million following a nine-day trial in Delaware Chancery Court. Ms. Evans also has litigated foreign appraisal actions in the Cayman Islands, including In the matter of Nord Anglia Education, which resulted in a substantial recovery for stockholders via settlement following a three-week trial.
Ms. Evans is a member of the Pennsylvania and Delaware State Bar Associations, the American Association for Justice Civil Rights, Police Misconduct, and Sexual Assault Litigation Committees 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 and 2021, Ms. Evans was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the “Civil Rights – Top 10” and “Women’s Rights – Top 10.” In 2021, she was additionally selected as one of the “Top 100 for Civil Plaintiffs” by the National Trial Lawyers.