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Kimberly Perkins

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Kimberly Perkins, a native of Alabama, holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (2007) and a Masters of Law LL.M. in Business Transactions from the University of Alabama School of Law (2014).

Kimberly has represented many small to mid-sized businesses throughout the state of Alabama with transactional matters, including drafting and negotiating routine business contracts, lease agreements, vendor agreements, NDAs, business acquisition agreements, buy-sell agreements and business formation documents. She has also represented companies and individual business owners in both courtroom litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. Kimberly is also a registered arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

In addition to her commercial practice, Kimberly has experience with personal injury, landlord-tenant disputes and probate matters.

Kimberly is admitted to practice law before state and federal courts in Alabama, as well as the District of Columbia. Her peers have repeatedly recognized her as a “Top Attorney” in Birmingham Magazine, B Metro Magazine and SuperLawyers.

Kimberly is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, where she currently sits on the Executive Committee. Previously, within the Birmingham Bar, she has served on the Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee (2011-2015), Birmingham Bar Annual Retreat Committee, and the BBA Bar Building Task Force. Kimberly has also been a member of American Bar Association, American Association For Justice and the Alabama Association For Justice.

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate Law

Bar Associations & Organizations

  • Alabama State Bar  2007
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama 2013
  • District of Columbia Bar 2016

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law- Masters of Law (LL.M.) 2014
  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University- Juris Doctor (J.D.) 2007
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham- Bachelors of Science (B.S.) 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships (Past and Present)

  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the American Association for Justice
  • Member of the Alabama Association for Justice
  • Member of the Birmingham Bar Association
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist ® (ACAMS®)

Local Bar Involvement

  • Member of the Birmingham Bar Executive Committee Jan. 2017 – Current
  • Chair of the Birmingham Bar Annual Retreat Planning Committee Jan. 2014 – 2017
  • Member of the Birmingham Bar Building Task Force 2016 –2017
  • Member of the Birmingham Bar Young Lawyers Section 2008 –2017
  • Member of the Birmingham Bar Solo Small Firm Section 2008- 2017
  • Member of the Birmingham Bar Young Lawyers Executive Board Jan. 2011 – Dec. 2015
  • Vice President of the Birmingham Bar Young Lawyers Executive Board Jan. 2012 – Dec. 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Birmingham Bar Women’s Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, ” He Said What? Professionalism in the Modern Workplace” Panelist, March 2017
  • Birmingham Bar Women’s Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, “Firm and Practice Management: Advice from the Experts” Panelist, August 2016
  • Birmingham Business Resource Center and Advanced Planning Services, Annual A.G. Gaston Conference, “Entrepreneurial Training Series: The Business Corner” Presenter, February 2011

Awards and Honors

  • “Top Attorney” in the area of Business Law in Birmingham Magazine (2012)
  • “Rising Star of the Bar” in B-Metro Magazine (2012)
  • “Top Attorney” in the area of Business Law in Birmingham Magazine (2013)
  • “Rising Star” as listed in Super Lawyers (2013)
  • “Top Attorney” in the areas of Entertainment Law and International Law in Birmingham Magazine (2014)
  • “Rising Star” as listed in Super Lawyers (2015)
  • “Top Attorney” in the areas of Entertainment Law and International Law in Birmingham Magazine (2015)
  • “Rising Star” as listed in Super Lawyers Mid-South Region (2016)
  • “Top Attorney” in the area of Civil Litigation in Birmingham Magazine (2017)
  • “Top Attorney” in Business Litigation as listed in Super Lawyers Mid-South Region (2017)

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