Kimberley Herson Timms

Office Location: Norfolk, VA.

Education
  • B.A., University of Virginia, with distinction, 1975
  • J.D., University of Richmond School of Law, 1986
Judicial Clerkship
  • Court of Appeals of Virginia, 1986-87
Courts & Administrative Bodies
  • U. S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Professional & Community Activities
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, Programs Committee, Chair
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Workers’ Compensation Inn of Court
  • American Bar Association
Notable Accomplishments
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine, “Top Lawyers” – Workers’ Compensation (2016-present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating Coastal Virginia Magazine, “Top Lawyers” – Workers’ Compensation (2016-present)

Kim is Of Counsel in the firm’s Labor and Employment Group and she concentrates her practice in workers’ compensation defense and labor and employment matters. She has earned an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Kim’s practice is devoted to working with insurance carriers, employers, and self-insured businesses defending workers’ compensation claims filed pursuant to the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act and creating preventive strategies.

Kim attended St. Anne’s-Belfield School and received a B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia. Her first career prior to attending law school was as a secondary school English teacher. Kim earned her J.D. at the University of Richmond where she served on the Moot Court Board and the National Moot Court Team and received the Book Award in Domestic Relations. Following law school, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Lawrence L. Koontz, Jr., former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia and Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. She entered private practice in Virginia in 1987 and joined Vandeventer Black in 1989.

In addition to practicing law, civic and community participation is a key interest of Kim’s. She has been involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations, many of which coincided with raising her three children and her interest in education. Her civic and community involvement has included work with the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, the People in Need Ministry, the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center, the Girl Scouts of America, the Boy Scouts of America, the Relay for Life, the Norfolk City Union of the King’s Daughters, St. Anne’s-Belfield School, and the Flower Guild of Galilee Church. She has also served in various capacities with the Virginia Beach PTA, including President of both the Plaza Middle School PTA and the First Colonial High School PTA.

Representative Matters
  • Represents employers and insurance carriers defending workers’ compensation claims filed pursuant to the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act
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Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia
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Attorneys from the Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm, Vandeventer Black, have been recognized as Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia for 2021. This distinction is a peer-rated nomination given to those lawyers who exemplify excellence in their specialty. The recognized attorneys are: Admiralty, Maritime & Transportation Edward J. Powers Arbitration ...
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Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia
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Several attorneys from the Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm, Vandeventer Black, have been recognized as Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia for 2020. This distinction is a peer-rated nomination given to those lawyers who exemplify excellence in their specialty. The twenty-five recognized attorneys are: Appellate Law             Dustin M. Paul ...
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Twenty-two Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as Top Lawyers
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Twenty-two attorneys from Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm Vandeventer Black have been awarded Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers of 2017-2018 by Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVa Biz Magazine. Candidates for this award are selected by their peers and nominated for exemplifying excellence in their specialty. The lawyers being recognized are: ...
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