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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.
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.
Partner (2011 – Present)
DK Law Group, LLP
Senior Litigator (2007–2011)
Levinson, Arshonsky & Kurtz
Sherman Oaks, CA
Senior Litigator (2003-2007)
Law Offices of Kim Offenbacher
Associate, Senior Associate (1994-2007)
Lovretovich & Karen/ Law Offices of David M. Karen
Los Angeles CA