Kimberly Evans is a director within the firm’s civil rights practice group and a dynamic advocate for victims of 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.
- 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 litigated foreign appraisal actions in the Cayman Islands, including In the matter of Nord Anglia Education.
Prior to joining Grant & Eisenhofer, Ms. Evans worked as a paralegal in the Juvenile Division of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Evans is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association and the Delaware Chapter of the Rodney Inn of Court. 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.DOWNLOAD vCARD »