KIMBERLY OFFENBACHER

Partner

Kimberly Offenbacher is in her 18th year of practice as a civil litigator.  She received her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1993 and a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, from University of California, Santa Cruz (sociology major, environmental studies minor).

Ms. Offenbacher began her legal career with a judicial clerkship for Justice Earl Johnson, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 7.  Although she continues to enjoy appellate practice, her career is primarily concentrated on civil litigation, both trials and binding arbitration, with a focus on business litigation, employment law, real property law, professional negligence and personal injury matters for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Recent Accomplishments

Valley Lawyer December 2013 can be read online on the SFVBA web site [click]

Valley Lawyer Magazine, December 2013

Ms. Offenbacher published a well-researched article on immigration law and labor law discrimination claims beginning on page 20 of Valley Lawyer magazine, December 2013 issue: “National Origin, Ancestry, Citizenship and Employment Laws: Navigating Employee Protections.” The article includes a MCLE self-study credit opportunity for lawyers on page 29.

 

Valley Lawyer magazine interviewed DKLG partner Kim Offenbacher, who is active in the San Fernando Valley Bar Association (“SFVBA”), about her involvement with the Women Lawyers Section in the the May 2013 issue of Valley Lawer magazine, pages 16-17, “Spring into Action: The Return of the Women Lawyers Section.”

In 2011, Ms. Offenbacher successfully opposed a motion for class certification premised on claims of false advertising and unfair competition in the marketing of a Southern California business, which denial facilitated a favorable settlement for the firm’s client.

Following 5 days of binding arbitration, Ms. Offenbacher obtained an interim defense award in favor of her client on a cross-complaint for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of personal guaranty relative to an exclusive sales representative agreement. Her 2010 defense award was potentially valued by the Cross-Complaint at approximately $1.3 million.

Also in 2010, following a 2 day bench trial, Ms. Offenbacher obtained a quiet title judgment in favor of the mortgage holder as against a claim of fraudulent transfer raised by a former owner. That same year, by summary judgment, Ms. Offenbacher obtained judgment in favor of a mortgage holder (on a lien in excess of $2 million) against a quiet title claim brought by a faction of the borrowing church.

Ms. Offenbacher, as co-trial counsel, successfully obtained a fraud judgment in favor of the plaintiffs in excess of $425,000, including punitive damages, in an action establishing that defendants had fraudulently induced plaintiffs to purchase a pharmacy by artificially inflating the value of the pharmacy by engaging in systematic Medicare fraud.  The judgment was affirmed on appeal in 2008.


Kimberly Offenbacher, Attorney Partner at DK Law Group

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Education & Training
Juris Doctor, Dean’s List (1993)
Loyola Law School
Los Angeles, CA

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude (1989)
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

Valley Associated Settlement Team (“VAST”) Program
Los Angeles County Superior Court- San Fernando Valley Bar Association
Los Angeles, CA

ADR Panelist (Excess of 40 mediations assigned)
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Los Angeles, CA

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
School of Law- Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA

Mock Trial Immersion Program
National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Panel Appearance on Legal Forum Program
San Fernando Valley Bar Association

Bar Admissions & Associations

State Bar of California
Ventura County Bar Association
San Fernando County Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association