Kimberly A. Klimczuk

Kimberly A. Klimczuk

Phone: (413) 737-4753
Fax: (413) 787-1941
kklimczuk@skoler-abbott.com
Download V-Card

Kimberly Klimczuk joined the firm in 2004 and concentrates her practice on labor law and employment litigation.  Kimberly became a Partner with the firm in 2011.

Kimberly’s experience includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements and advising on contract interpretation; representing clients in labor arbitration; and successfully defending clients in state and federal court and before administrative agencies in a variety of areas of employment law, including wage/hour law, discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract. In addition, she has assisted employers in compliance matters involving the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and drafted numerous affirmative action plans for them.

Kimberly is a frequent speaker for a wide variety of associations and organizations and is an active member of the Western Massachusetts community.

Areas of Specialization

  • Labor relations and collective bargaining
  • Advice and training on a wide variety of topics in labor and employment law
  • Employment litigation
  • Employee handbooks, personnel policies, and practices
  • Employment, independent contractor, and separation agreements
  • Drafting and enforcing non-compete agreements
  • Litigation avoidance and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Affirmative Action Plans and OFCCP Compliance
  • Handling matters before the MCAD, EEOC, and other administrative agencies

Noteworthy

  • 2016 Top Women of Law Honoree
  • Super Lawyers, 2013-2015
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2011-2012
  • 40 Under Forty, BusinessWest, 2010

Affiliations

  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Hampden County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association

Published Works

Teacher/Presenter

  • Frequent speaker on employment-related legal topics for a wide variety of associations and organizations

Professional Activities/Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Attorney for Girl Scouts of Pioneer Valley’s “Girl Scouts of Today -Lawyers of Tomorrow” mentoring program
  • Volunteer Judge and Coach for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Mock Trial Program
  • Volunteer Judge for National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Volunteer, Massachusetts Bar Association Dial-A-Lawyer Program
  • Member, Board of Directors, Aditus, Inc., 2009-2010
  • Member, Board of Directors, Hampden County Bar Association, 2010-2011
  • Member, Board of Directors, Gandara Center, 2007-present
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, Gandara Center, 2009-2012
  • Vice President, Board of Directors, Gandara Center, 2012-2013
  • President, Board of Directors, Gandara Center, 2013-present
  • Volunteer Judge for 2016 Transactional Law Meet

Education

  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, 2004
  • B.A., in Mathematics and Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1999

Admitted

  • Massachusetts, 2004
  • United States District Court, Massachusetts, 2005
  • Connecticut, 2005
  • United States District Court, Connecticut, 2005
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2007