Kimberly A. Horiuchi

Kimberly A. Horiuchi Associate

Kimberly Horiuchi works primarily in the Firm's Litigation and Public Safety practice groups where she represents public and private employers in employment litigation matters. Kimberly has considerable experience defending public entities against discrimination, retaliation, and section 1983 claims and has prepared for and tried cases in both state and federal court. Kimberly also has extensive experience in preparing for and conducting employee disciplinary appeals for both sworn and non-sworn employees. Kimberly has also litigated matters before the California Labor Commission.

Recently, Kimberly successfully chaired a trial in federal court for the City of McFarland in which an employee alleged occurrences of First Amendment retaliation. Additionally, she served as co-chair on a matter in which a former employee alleged over 10 causes of action including Sex and Disability Discrimination. The case ultimately settled for nuisance value.

Kimberly's practice also focuses on providing trusted advice and counsel to public entities throughout the State and has significant experience in conducting workplace investigations.

Prior to joining LCW, Kimberly worked as an attorney for the California State Assembly and a Central Valley law firm representing private companies in construction and real property litigation matters.

Kimberly received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkley and J.D. from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Education

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

J.M. v. City of Modesto (2017) - Arbitrator upheld the termination of a Police Officer for excessive force.

LITIGATION

Glynn v. City of Stockton (2017) - Represented the City of Stockton against causes of action for pregnancy/gender discrimination and whistleblower retaliation in Federal District Court for the Eastern District in Sacramento. The jury returned a unanimous defense verdict in favor of the City on both claims, finding that neither Plaintiff’s  pregnancy, gender, nor her disclosures of information contributed to the City’s decision to terminate her employment. 

Gonzales v. City of McFarland (2014) - U.S. District Court First Amendment retaliation case.

Kasper v. City of Modesto (2014) - U.S. District Court sex and disability discrimination case.

Kennedy v. Kings Mosquito Abatement District (2014) - U.S. District Court race discrimination case.

Vasquez v. City of Coalinga (2014) - Fresno Superior Court disability discrimination case.

Education

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

May 4, 2017 Press Release

LCW Victory Named “Case of the Month”

LCW litigation victory on behalf of City of Stockton has been named the “Trials Digest’s Case of the Month.”

Nov 6, 2014 Business & Facilities

Seismic Evaluations for Private Schools: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You

Seismic awareness is demanding attention across California.  In January ...
Aug 28, 2014 Business & Facilities

Education

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

14 March 2018
Consortium Trainings

Workplace Bullying: A Growing Concern

San Joaquin Valley ERC Merced
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14 March 2018
Consortium Trainings

Issues and Challenges Regarding Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

San Joaquin Valley ERC Merced
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28 September 2017
Consortium Trainings

Issues and Challenges Regarding Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

Central Valley ERC Kerman
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28 September 2017
Consortium Trainings

Employees and Driving

Central Valley ERC Kerman
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11 August 2017
Customized Trainings

Preventing Workplace Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

County of Tulare Visalia
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Education

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

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