Kimberly “Kim” Bates has been with Gorham & Associates, LLC for over twelve years as a litigation paralegal and the Firm Administrator.
Kim has held various positions in the legal field for more than 25 years. Her paralegal skills are used in litigation in state and federal court. She has experience in a broad number of legal areas such as personal injury, insurance claim denials, premise liability and insurance subrogation.
As the Firm Administrator, Kim is responsible for handling the day to day business operations of the firm including hiring, training, management of staff members, service maintenance, etc. Kim also maintains communication with the firm’s attorneys regarding implementation of new plans and policies, and she acts as a liaison between staff members and attorneys to ensure smooth communication and working relationships.
In her spare time, Kim enjoys college football, traveling, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
The University of Alabama Birmingham, B.S., Criminal Justice – 2005
Alabama Association of Paralegals
National Association of Legal Assistants
We have to get trucking companies to stop unsafe drivers. They need to monitor driver behavior, introduce safety tests, insist on drug tests, and be strict about hours of service. There’s a very strict statistical correlation between the number of hours a trucker is behind the wheel and the number of accidents caused by that driver, and when truckers up their number of hours or take drugs to stay awake, accidents happen. People are injured for the rest of their lives, and people die.
We want to make the world safer for our children, and We want everyone on the road, from families on road trips to commuting parents to motorcyclists to carpoolers, to be safe. That’s what’s in my mind every time we take a case, every time we step in front of a jury, every time we fight to win for the greater good.
Whether we’re working with a tractor-trailer wreck, automobile wreck, motorcycle wreck, or nursing home neglect, our job isn’t just to get big settlements for our clients, it is also our job to look out for the greater good, and to be sure our community is safe. That’s a responsibility we take seriously.
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