Kimberly A. Cline

Kimberly A. Cline

Partner
Location:
Buffalo, New York
Phone:
716-262-9741
Email:

Ms. Cline received her B.A. in Legal Studies with a Minor in Business from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1993. During her undergraduate career and the years that followed, Ms. Cline worked in several law firms in various support positions, gaining experience in the areas of large toxic tort cases, personal injury, and medical malpractice. She attended her first year of law school at Cleveland Marshall College of Law where she was in the top 11% of her class and received the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Property and the West Group Corpus Juris Secundum Award in Property. Thereafter, Ms. Cline transferred to the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law where she obtained her J.D. in 1999, and was admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York in 2000. While in law school, Ms. Cline served a judicial clerk internship with Honorable William M. Skretny at the United States District Court, Western District of New York during the summer of 1997. In the fall of 1997, Ms. Cline was admitted to the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal, and served as a Book Review Editor in 1998-1999. Ms. Cline joined Brown & Tarantino, LLC in January, 1998. She concentrates her practice in the area of insurance defense with a focus on medical malpractice claims, labor law and construction accidents, as well as toxic tort litigation, including lead paint exposure claims. Ms. Cline also practices in the area of employment and labor on matters affecting both employers and employees. She has experience with claims involving unequal pay and promotion, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation under federal, state and local laws on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, sexual and racial harassment and wage and hour violations. She has experience assisting employers and employees with administrative charges filed with both the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the NYS Division of Human Rights. Ms. Cline is admitted to practice in New York. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, and the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Collections
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Professional Licensing
  • Privileging Investigations

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2000

Education

  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Law Journal: Buffalo Environmental Law Journal, Book Review Editor, 1998 - 1999
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Honors: Top Eleven Percent of her Class
    • Honors: CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Property
    • Honors: West Group Corpus Juris Secundum Award in Property
  • State University of New York, Buffalo, New York
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: Legal Studies
    • Minor: Business

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Erie County Bar Association, Member
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable William M. Skretny at the United States District Court, Western District of New York, Judicial Clerk Internship

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member - Board of Directors Hamburg Counseling Services, 2015 - Present
  • Vice President - Council of All Saints Lutheran Church, 2015 - Present