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Sou, Kimberly

Sou, Kimberly

Practice Focus

Kimberly Sou is an associate in the Litigation practice group. She litigates cases in both state and federal courts throughout California, and has briefed cases on appeal before the California Courts of Appeal and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Kimberly focuses her practice on litigation and counseling in all aspects of employment law. She has experience defending organizations under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, including gender, pregnancy, race, ancestry, color, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, wrongful termination claims, whistleblower claims, wage and hour claims, and retaliation matters.

She also represents and advises insurers on complex insurance coverage issues in the areas of commercial general liability, errors and omissions liability, and directors and officers liability. She handles a wide variety disputes under first party and third party policies, including personal and advertising injury, property damage, bodily injury, professional liabilities, and environmental and toxic torts. She regularly provides coverage opinions and advice for intellectual property claims (patent, copyrights, trademark), including analyses of “personal and advertising injury” policy provisions and exclusions.

Kimberly is also able to handle matters through alternative dispute resolution. She regularly represents clients in mediations and settlement conferences, and is skilled at negotiating and drafting settlement agreements.

Professional Background

Kimberly joined Tressler as an associate in November 2013. Prior to joining Tressler, she represented companies in product liability and employment matters. Kimberly also volunteered at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, where she analyzed evidence, interviewed witnesses, and prepared for felony trials.

While attending law school, Kimberly served as a Judicial Extern for the Hon. Dean D. Pregerson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, where she conducted legal research and drafted bench memoranda for both civil and criminal matters. She also served as a Senior Articles Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, and focused her studies on disability rights and special education law.

Kimberly also maintains an active pro bono practice and devotes significant time to helping clients file California Proposition 47 paperwork and helping victims of domestic violence.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Loyola Law School Alumni Association, Member
  • Smith College Club of Los Angeles, Member

Publications

Representative Experience

  • Integral Resources, Inc. v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., No. 2:14–CV–02308–R (AGRx), 2014 WL 2761170 (C.D. Cal. June 13, 2014)
  • Keating Dental Arts, Inc. v. Hartford Cas. Ins. Co., 627 Fed.Appx. 671, (9th Cir. 2015)