Kimberly Petrina joined the Firm in 2008. She focuses her practice in the area of complex insurance issues, including insurance coverage analysis, insurance coverage litigation, evaluation of coverage and monitoring of catastrophic loss claims involving multi-million dollar disputes, and direct defense of insureds. Kim maintains a nationwide practice with respect to insurance coverage issues, and has extensive experience in policy interpretation, extra-contractual liability issues, bad faith issues, and the general representation of insurance companies in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Kim also represents insureds primarily in the product liability and construction defect arena throughout Illinois. Kim has co-authored several presentations pertaining to emerging insurance issues, including most recently, a presentation pertaining to Nationwide Issues of Late Notice to Excess Insures and also regarding Protection of Attorney-Client Privileged Documents in the Reinsurance Context. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), Association of Professional Insurance Women (APIW), and the Council for Litigation Management (CLM).
Prior to joining the Firm, Kim was an associate, practicing insurance defense at a mid-sized Chicago law firm, where she focused her practice in the areas of product liability defense, medical malpractice defense, legal malpractice defense, toxic tort defense, and construction negligence defense.
While in law school, Kim was selected as a Legal Writing Tutor, and received the CALI award for Excellence. Kim was the recipient of the Lehart-Leach Scholarship for each year in law school.
Kim was recently selected by the Journal of American Law to hold a Specialty Editorial Board position for its content relating to the field of Construction Defect law.
- J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2005
- B.A., cum laude, St. Mary College, Notre Dame, 2001
- Illinois, 2005
- US District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2005