Smith Stratton



Kimberly M. Parson
Associate

Direct: 609 987 2280
Email: kparson@smithstratton.com

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Kimberly M. Parson

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Environmental Liability Litigation

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:

New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Kimberly M. Parson is an associate in the firm and concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation, focusing on the representation and counseling of insurance companies. Ms. Parson represents insurers in actions filed in several jurisdictions and in a variety of insurance coverage contexts, including actions regarding coverage for products liability claims, environmental contamination claims, construction defect claims, and mass tort liability claims. Ms. Parson also assists in providing coverage opinions and advice to insurance carriers concerning their coverage obligations under various types of insurance policies including, comprehensive general liability, group property and casualty lines, public entity insurance, specialty and professional risk, excess, contractors, automobile liability, and workers' compensation and/or employer's liability coverage. In addition, Ms. Parson has experience in litigating first party property, employment discrimination, and medical malpractice claims.

Kimberly began private practice in 2002 after completing a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Elijah L. Miller in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

EDUCATION:

J.D., Seton Hall University, 2001
B.A., New York University, 1989

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA)
  • NJSBA Insurance Law Committee
  • NJSBA Insurance Defense Committee
  • NJSBA Appellate Practice Committee
  • NJSBA Legal Education Committee
  • NJSBA Business and Commercial Litigation Committee
  • NJSBA Diversity Committee
  • Justice Morris Pashman Inn of Court
  • American Inns of Court
  • National Association of Professional Women

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • New Jersey Appellate Division Pro Bono Civil Pilot Program
  • Chief/Alternate Prosecutor, Township of Teaneck

CIVIC ACTIVITIES:

  • Stakeholder, Teaneck Community Project
  • Former Member Township of Teaneck, Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Former Member Teaneck Board of Education Disciplinary Committee
  • Former Member United Water Community Action Advisory Committee
  • Graduate of Leadership Teaneck Program – FDU, School of Administrative Science

PRESENTER & CO-AUTHOR:

  • 2016 New Jersey State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar: Enforcement and Interpretation of Insurance Policies

AWARDS & RECOGNITION:

  • U.S. Senate Certificate of Special Recognition – Distinguished Legal Participation
  • Frank R. Lautenberg, United States Senator, Social Justice Award
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition – Service to Bergen County
  • New Jersey General Assembly – Assembly Resolution of Honor (Community Service)
  • New Jersey General Assembly – Assembly Resolution of Honor (Legal Services)
  • Urban League Guild of Bergen County – Community Service Award
  • Bergen County Freeholders – Certificate of Commendation
  • County of Bergen – Certificate of Commendation (Legal Services)