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Kimberly Wong

  • Trial Team Leader






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Kimberly Wong is an experienced litigator of complex catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases involving industrial accidents, defective products, construction accidents, dangerous property, automobile accidents, and dangerous roadways. She represents individuals who have suffered spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, loss of limb, and other serious and life-changing injuries. During the past decade, Ms. Wong has devoted her practice to representing injured clients and their families with compassion and tenacity to obtain favorable results. The Recorder's annual report of "California's Million-Dollar Settlements" have featured several settlements that Ms. Wong has obtained on behalf of her clients.

Ms. Wong has been selected by her peers to the Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star list each year from 2012 to 2017 and to the Northern California Super Lawyers list each year since 2018. Ms. Wong is a frequent lecturer and author of published articles on various topics related to personal injury litigation, including third-party liability claims arising from workplace accidents.

A native San Franciscan, Ms. Wong is an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Accidents
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Personal Injury Accidents
  • Dangerous Property
  • Defective Products

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2007
    • Honors: Class Rank Top 16%
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: Honors Lawyering Program
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Award for Excellence in Pretrial Civil Litigation
    • Honors: Award for Excellence in Property I
    • Honors: Award for Excellence in Writing and Research I
    • Honors: Award for Excellence in Writing and Research II
  • Tufts University
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • Getting To The Heart Of Non-Economic Damages In Wrongful-Death Cases, Plaintiff Magazine, April 2021
  • A Trial Lawyer’s Inside Look at Trial from the Jury Box, Plaintiff Magazine, January 2020
  • Investigating and Conducting Written Discovery in Roadway Design Cases , Plaintiff Magazine, April 2019
  • Managing Workers’ Compensation Liens in Third Party Actions, Plaintiff Magazine, July 2018
  • Making the Case for Case Development Plans, Plaintiff Magazine, August 2017
  • A Primer on Premises Liability, California Lawyer, March 9, 2017
  • Property Owners Should Know Duties to Reduce Premises Liability Exposure, Daily Journal, January 19, 2017
  • Discovery Can Be Key to PI/Workers' Compensation, Crossover Cases, October 1, 2016
  • Construction Site Injuries: Strategies to Defeat the Privette Defense, October 1, 2015
  • The 5 Exceptions to the Workers’ Compensation Exclusive Remedy Rule that Every Personal Injury Attorney Should Know, October 10, 2014
  • Debunking Myths about Plaintiff Attorneys and the Practice of Personal Injury Law, November 23, 2013
  • Looking Beyond the Driver’s Seat to Find Liability in Motor Vehicle Accident Cases, October 01, 2013
  • The Liability of a Parent Company to a Subsidiary of an Injured Worker, October 01, 2012
  • Protecting Employees Working Abroad for Federal Government Contractors, June 01, 2011
  • Staffing Agency Employees Injured on the Job: A Double-Edged Sword, July 01, 2010


  • How to Eliminate and Reduce Workers’ Compensation Liens, Speaker, CAOC Convention - November 2022
  • Strategies to Reduce Workers’ Compensation Liens, Speaker, SFTLA – October 2020
  • What’s New in Tort & Trial, Speaker - January 2020
  • Inside the Jury Box: What are Jurors Thinking?, Speaker, CAOC - December 2019
  • Common Pitfalls in Cases Involving Falls from Height, Speaker, CAOC Sonoma Seminar – March 2019
  • The Path Around Privette, Speaker, CAOC Convention – November 2018
  • Navigating Roadway Design Cases, Speaker, CAOC Don Galine Travel Seminar – November 2018
  • Know Your Value, Speaker, California Women Trial Skills Conference – September 2018
  • ABOTA Trial College, Fellow - June 2018
  • Getting Ahead in Litigation through Informal Discovery, Speaker, SFTLA – June 2018
  • Beyond the Driver, Speaker, SFTLA – May 2018
  • Avoiding the Exclusivity of the Exclusive Remedy Rule, Speaker, CAOC - November 2017
  • Taking Control Over Claims of Negligent Exercise of Retained Control, Speaker, SFTLA - March 2017, Present
  • Exercising Control over the Privette Defense, Speaker, CAOC - November 2016
  • Nuts and Bolts for Preparing Construction Site Injury Cases for Trial, Speaker , CAOC - November 2016
  • Premises Liability, Small Property Owners Institute - September 2016
  • Premises Liability: Avoiding Traps for the Unwary, Speaker, 35th Annual State Bar of California Real Property Law Section Retreat - May 2016
  • Taking the Road Less Traveled – Tips for Litigation and Trial, Speaker, SFTLA Ski and CLE - January 2016
  • The Frontier of Ethics, Social Media and Marketing, Speaker, BASF - September 2015
  • Social Media Ethics, Speaker , SFTLA - January 2015
  • Unlicensed Contractors, Speaker, SFTLA New Lawyers Division - January 2015
  • Turning Contractors into Employees, Speaker, CAOC Hawaii Travel Seminar December 2014
  • Litigating Trucking Cases, Speaker and Moderator, SFTLA - July 2014
  • Perspective from a Plaintiff’s Attorney, Speaker, Asian American Bar Association’s Legally Asian - February 2014
  • Advanced Legal Research, Speaker, Golden Gate University School of Law - February 2014
  • Exceptions to Workers’ Compensation Exclusive Remedy, Speaker, SFTLA New Lawyers Division Ski and CLE, California - February 2014

Honors and Awards

  • Unity Award, Minority Bar Coalition, 2019
  • Selected to the Top Northern California Female Lawyers (Super Lawyers), 2012-present
  • Selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers List, 2018 – present – Top 5% in California
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Presidential Award of Merit, 2018
  • Selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars List, 2012-2017 – Top 2.5% under age 40 as voted by peers
  • Outstanding Volunteer Award, Bar Association of San Francisco, Volunteer Legal Services Program, 2008
  • Rated AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards & Ability, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Avvo Superb Rating 10.0
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Asian American Bar Association, Judiciary Committee
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member – Lawyer Referral and Information Service
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, 2018 Chair of Diversity Committee, 2018 Board of Directors Executive Committee, 2019 Board of Directors
  • New Leaders Council, Fellow
  • Queen’s Bench Bar Association, Board of Directors 2017-2019, Past Co-Chair – Employment/Work-Life Balance Committee and Mentorship Committee
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • ABOTA Trial College, 2018 Fellow

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Bemis & Associates, Attorney
  • Honorable Donald Sullivan in San Francisco Superior Court, Judicial Extern
  • Honorable Bernard Zimmerman in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Judicial Extern

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Volunteer Legal Services Program, Volunteer
  • Tenderloin Housing Clinic, Client Advocate
  • Women’s Employment Rights Clinic, Client Advocate
  • Food From the Bar, San Francisco and Marin Food Banks, Volunteer