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Kimberly R. Silas

Associate

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Fredericka Homberg Wicker, State of Louisiana, Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit

Education

Southern University Law Center, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2010

Southeastern Louisiana University, M.B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 2004

Delta State University, B.B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 2001

Recognitions

National Black Lawyers Top 40 under 40, 2015

Louisiana State Bar Association’s Leadership Class, 2015-2016

Southern University Law Review, Editor

Southern University Moot Court Board, Vice-Chair

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Recipient

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

Kimberly R. Silas practices in the fields of commercial and insurance coverage litigation.

Kimberly received a Bachelor of Business Administration summa cum laude from Delta State University, a Masters in Business Administration summa cum laude from Southeastern Louisiana University, and her Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Southern University Law Center. While at Southern University Law Center, she served as an Editor of the Law Review and Vice-Chair of the Moot Court Board. Prior to joining the firm, Kimberly served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Fredericka Homberg Wicker, Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit.

Professional and Civic Activities
  • New Orleans Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, Treasurer, 2015-2016, Executive Council Member, 2014-2016, Chair of Public Service Committee, 2016
  • New Orleans Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee, Chair, 2015-2016
  • Travelers Aid Society of Greater New Orleans, Board Member, 2015
  • Southern University Law Center, served as a judge for the Intraschool Moot Court Competition, 2016
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Volunteer at Ozanam Inn, serving lunch twice each month
News
Publications and Presentations

Publications

  • “Camera Phones, Patient Privacy, and HIPPA: The Growing Problem of Camera Phone Abuse in Health-Care Facilities,” 59 La. Bar Journal 180 (2011)
  • “Uninsured Motorist Benefits or Workers’ Compensation Benefits? Why Choose? The Louisiana Supreme Court Has Said You Can Receive Compensation from Both: An Analysis of Bellard v. American Central Insurance Company,” 36 Southern University Law Review 311 (2009)

Presentations

  • "Walt Discovery World: What you May Have Forgotten...Or Didn't Even Know," Louisiana State Bar Association's Dazzling Disney Multi-Topic CLE Seminar (February 27, 2017)
  • "Professionalism: How to Recognize, Understand and Respect Racial, Cultural, Gender, Socioeconomic and Generational Differences," New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinators' Program (December 21, 2016) (co-presenter)
  • "Professionalism: Play Nice in the Sandbox, and Other Kindergarten Lessons for Lawyers," New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinators' Program (December 14, 2016) (co-presenter)
  • “Singing the Blues: Written Discovery,” Louisiana State Bar Association’s Jazz Fest CLE (April 29, 2016) (co-presenter)
  • “Etiquette 101: Proper Procedures and Behaviors for Attorneys,” New Orleans Bar Association’s Procrastinator’s Program CLE (December 15, 2015) (co-presenter)