Kimberly L. Wald

Mistrial Denied After Jurors Chatted in Zoom Virtual Jury Trial

Earlier this week in California, a mistrial was denied in a virtual jury trial when jurors were communicating with the Plaintiff through the Zoom “chat” feature.  This was a mesothelioma case involving claims …

Nine lawyers from Kelley | Uustal were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

Kelley | Uustal is proud to announce that nine of our attorneys were recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the categories Best Lawyers, Ones to …

Boston Marathon Bomber’s Death Sentence Vacated Due to Possible Juror Bias

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit vacated Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhorkar Tsarnaev’s death sentence due to a trial judge not properly vetting a juror for possible …

Death on the High Seas Act

The Death on the High Seas Act, also known as DOHSA or 46 USC §§30301-3030, is a United States admiralty law that was enacted by Congress in 1920.  This Act extends …

Admiralty Law - Important Definitions

This week I wanted to explain some of the unique terms and definitions I will be using in my blog posts.  Below is a list of some of the unique terms commonly used …

8 Kelley | Uustal Attorneys Named to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers List

We are pleased to announce that 8 attorneys from Kelley | Uustal have been selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than …

Admiralty Extension Act

The Admiralty Extension Act (46 USCA 30101) was passed by Congress in 1948 and effectively extends maritime jurisdiction to situations where a tort begins on or in navigable waters but caused …

ABC’s of Admiralty Law

Being a South Florida native, born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, I spent the majority of my childhood on, or in, the water. I eventually learned to sail and later became a sailing instructor …

2020 Outlook: How Technological Advances Are Changing the Legal Landscape

K|U attorneys Michael Hersh and Kimberly Wald discuss the effects of “smart” technology and social media. While it has always influenced our profession, technological progress is having a greater impact now …

Kelley | Uustal Attorneys Win $10.6M Verdict for Family of Late-Life Smoker

Kelley | Uustal attorneys Eric S. Rosen and Kimberly L. Wald secured a $10.6 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on behalf of the family of a smoker who died …