Kimberly A. Klimczuk

Kimberly A. Klimczuk
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Although Kimberly had long been interested in the law – from creating and performing in a “trial of Charlemagne” as a 9th grade history project to participating in Tantasqua Regional High School’s mock trial team – she never really considered actually practicing it. In college, she majored in math and psychology, and it wasn’t until her senior year of college that she began to consider law as a career. She decided to work as a paralegal to see if legal work appealed to her, and that experience convinced her she wanted to go to law school.

People often ask how Kimberly went from math to law, and she explains that the two disciplines are not as different as they may seem:

Legal arguments are similar to mathematical proofs. In both cases, you’re taking existing rules (whether they be laws or mathematical truths) and applying them to a particular scenario to arrive at a desired conclusion. The logical skills that drew me to math are essentially the same skills that I use in my work as a lawyer.

Of course, logic doesn’t always apply in the context of employee relations, which is where Kimberly’s psychology background proves useful. “A big part of my practice involves advising employers on the best way to handle sensitive personnel issues in a way that makes sense for their businesses. A lot of that advice is informed as much by my knowledge of human behavior as it is by my knowledge of employers’ legal obligations. The law does not always dictate a precise course of action; often, there are several lawful options available to employers, and part of our job is to help employers work through what’s best for them and their employees.”

Kimberly is a frequent speaker for a wide variety of associations and organizations and is an active member of the Western Massachusetts community. She is a contributing author to the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter and has written for other legal and business publications. Kimberly was recognized as a BusinessWest 40 Under Forty honoree in 2010 and in 2016 as one of 50 “Top Women of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

  • 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
  • Affiliations

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

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

    • 50 Top Women of Law, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2016
    • Super Lawyers, 2013-2015
    • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2011-2012
    • 40 Under Forty, BusinessWest, 2010
  • 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’s 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
  • Published Works

  • Teacher/Presenter

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