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J.D., New York University (2004)
Dean's Scholar
B.A., UC Berkeley (2000)
Phi Beta Kappa
Dean's List


O'Melveny & Myers LLP (2004-09)
Law Clerk
Arbitrator Michael Prihar (2009-Present)
Assistant Contributing Editor
The Rutter Group
California Practice Guide:
Civil Trials and Evidence



Kimberly M. West joined Fairbank & Vincent—now Fairbank ADR—in 2012. In her litigation practice, Kimberly worked on cases involving the defense of officers and directors in federal securities actions and related federal and state government investigations. She now assists Bob Fairbank in preparing for mediations by undertaking extensive analysis of the merits and relevant considerations of each dispute. She also has contributed annual updates to the Rutter Group’s California Practice Guide – Civil Trials and Evidence since 2012.

Before joining Fairbank & Vincent, Kimberly was an Associate at O'Melveny & Myers LLP (2004-09), where she focused her practice on complex civil antitrust litigation. Subsequently, Kimberly worked on business litigation matters and partnership disputes at a small boutique firm in Los Angeles (2009-11). She also has served as Law Clerk to Arbitrator Michael Prihar since 2009.

In 2004, Kimberly received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Dean's Scholar and served as Article & Note Editor of the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. Prior to attending law school, Kimberly earned her B.A. from University of California, Berkeley with a double major in psychology and legal studies, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Dean's List. Kimberly also studied at Tel Aviv University in 1998.