Kimberly's Credentials & Background
Kimberly Cook (Kim) is an accomplished trial lawyer who has received national recognition for high-profile case victories. Over the past three decades, Kim has litigated cases involving catastrophic injury and death in Florida and throughout the United States. Regarded as one of America’s top trial attorneys, she has successfully tried over 30 cases to verdict. In addition to representing individuals and their families, Kim represents international product manufacturers, corporations, entertainment venues, retail establishments, physicians, hospitals and healthcare providers.
Since 2006, Kim has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). This prestigious, peer-selected organization is composed of experienced trial lawyers from North America who have mastered the art of advocacy and adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct and professionalism. In 2016, Kim became the first female president of the Miami Chapter for the American Board of Trial Advocates. She is also a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys, a select group of both plaintiff and defense trial lawyers.
Kim is an adjunct Faculty member for the University of Florida’s School of Law, where she teaches Trial Skills. Her experience litigating throughout the United States is a unique skill set and Kim regularly serves as regional and trial counsel for individuals and corporations in high-exposure cases. These matters typically involve product liability, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction, employment practices, general commercial litigation, mass torts and wrongful death.
Loyola University College of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
- Juris Doctor, May 1984.
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, magna cum laude, 1980.
- Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
- Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (2005)
- Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)
- Faculty of Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) Trial Advocacy Program
- Faculty of University of Florida College of Law’s Trial Advocacy Program
- Executive Council of Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar
- Florida Bar Grievance Committee
- Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator
- Cuban American Bar Association
- Lawdragon, 500 Leading Litigators in America, 2023-24
- Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL), Miami-Dade Chapter
- Women Making History Award, 2020
- First Woman President of the Miami Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), 2016
- Florida Supreme Court Certified mediator
- Lifetime Achievement Membership in America’s Top 100 Attorneys
- Florida Super Lawyers
- Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent ®