Kimberly L. Wald

Kimberly L. Wald

Attorney

“I believe that my most important role as a lawyer is to not only advocate for my clients but also to be an advisor and a counselor. It is an honor to help injured clients and their families, and my goal is to not only meet but to exceed my client’s expectations.”

EDUCATION
  • J.D., Summa Cum Laude, Nova Southeastern University 
    • Feinrider Moot Court Competition Champion 2012
    • Highest Grade Awards: Medical Malpractice, Evidence, Civil Pre Trial, Constitutional Law, Conflicts of Law
    • Recipient of the Siminonoff Scholarship
    • Recipient of the Nova Law Center Merit Scholarship
    • Nova Law Review, Associate Managing Technical Editor
    • Moot Court Honor Society, Executive Justice for Teams 
  • B.S.M, Cum Laude, Tulane University Freeman School of Business
AWARDS
  • Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” (2020 - 2022)
  • Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2020, 2021)
  • Daily Business Review “Top Verdicts & Settlements” 2019
  • Daily Business Review “Most Effective Lawyers” (2016)
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • Incoming President of the Young Lawyer’s Section of the Broward County Bar Association, Board of Directors, Chair of Annual Judicial Reception
  • Florida Justice Association, Young Lawyers Division Board
  • Broward County Trial Lawyers Association

Kimberly L. Wald’s practice is dedicated to catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, and medical malpractice litigation.

Recently in 2021, Ms. Wald obtained a $35 million dollar jury verdict for a paralyzed Navy veteran who suffered catastrophic injuries in a car crash case.

Since 2016, Ms. Wald has assisted as second-chair attorney in trials obtaining over $100 million dollars in jury verdicts.  In 2019 Ms. Wald second-chaired two landmark trials against the largest cigarette manufacturers in the country with verdicts exceeding $13 million dollars.  She has also been named a “Rising Star” by the Super Lawyers organization in both 2020 and 2021 and named one of the Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” in 2020 and 2021.

Additionally, in 2017 she second-chaired Konzelman v. RJ Reynolds and  obtained a $28.795 million dollar jury verdict.  Further, in 2016, Ms. Wald was recognized by the Daily Business Review as one of the “Most Effective Lawyers” for her involvement in a $4 million medical malpractice arbitration.

Career

Ms. Wald began her legal career as a law clerk with Kelley | Uustal, specializing in complex product liability and medical malpractice cases. During her last year of law school she served as a Certified Legal Intern with the Office of the State Attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit where she tried numerous misdemeanor cases.

Ms. Wald graduated with honors from Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business where she received her Bachelor of Science in Management. She earned a double major in Legal Studies and Business and Marketing, with a minor in Jewish Studies. Upon graduating summa cum laude from Nova Southeastern University Law School, Ms. Wald returned to Kelley | Uustal to help victims of negligence and their families.

Ms. Wald has also served as a guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern Law Center’s Shepard Broad Law Center and serves on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Background

Kimberly is a South Florida native, born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. She is an avid sailor and enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and her dog, Bruno.

In the News

Eight lawyers from Kelley | Uustal were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 

Kelley | Uustal is proud to announce that eight of our attorneys were recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the categories Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, and Lawyer of…

DBR Interviews Michael Hersh and Kimberly Wald on the $35 Million Verdict Secured for their Client 

What was supposed to have been a lovely day for a newly engaged couple took an ugly turn when the two were involved in a car crash that would lead to one of…

Kelley | Uustal Attorneys Secure $35M Jury Award for Paralyzed Navy Veteran 

Kelley | Uustal trial attorneys Michael Hersh and Kimberly Wald won a $35 million award from a Broward County jury for a Navy veteran left paralyzed following a car crash in Hollywood four…


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