Kim L. Carter

Attorney, San Diego
(858) 646-0007
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In My Spare Time: I love to watch action movies, cook and spend time with my family and friends

Favorite Quote: "People will not always remember what you do, but they will always remember how you make them feel." (anonymous)

Toughest Job: Tie Between Working for CA DMV & as a Workers’ Compensation Ins. Adjuster

I am Most Proud Of: My children, they are my greatest inspiration and motivation

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Kim L. Carter represents California employers in employment litigation involving claims of race/disability discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual abuse and battery, wage and hour disputes, and other labor and employment litigation issues.

Carter successfully litigates for employers in California state and federal courts and pursues prompt action to effectively resolve disputes at early stages of litigation. She has obtained favorable resolutions of cases for her clients through various ADR methods and dispositive motions. In addition to litigating in federal and state courts, Carter regularly represents California employers in administrative matters, hearings and audits before the DLSE, CUIAB, DFEH, USCIS, EDD, and other state and federal agencies.

Carter has participated in trial preparation on race discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, negligent supervision and misclassification class action cases. She managed voluminous discovery and also coordinated and conducted jury focus groups to assist in the pre-trial process.

Carter also counsels employers on preventative measures to avoid litigation or threatened litigation, including negotiation of employment contracts, reviews of general employment policies and wage and hour issues, and drafting employee handbooks. She also conducts internal sexual harassment prevention training and routinely speaks on employment-related issues and updates.

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Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, June 2011

  • CALI Award, Witkin Award, Jefferson Medal of Honor: Property, Constitutional Law, Wills & Trust, Moot Court Honor Society
  • Jessup International Moot Court Competitor: Awarded Top 10 Combined Memorials in Pacific Region, Spring 2011
  • Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competitor
  • Honors: Appellate Court Advocacy, Jessup International Law Seminar, Moot Court
  • ABA Judicial Clerkship Mentee, Spring 2010

Judicial Extern to the Honorable William V. Gallo, Federal District Court, San Diego, August-November 2011

Judicial Extern to the Honorable Jeffrey B. Barton, San Diego Superior Court, May-July 2011

San Diego State University, California State University, B.A., 2004


"California Paid Sick Leave," Lorman Education Services, August 2016

"Religious Institutions Employment Law Training," The Rock Church, August 2014

"The Devil's in the Details," Guest Lecturer, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Prof. Susan Bisom-Rapp Labor Class, July 2014

"Employment Law Update from A to Z in California," Lorman Education Services, June 2014

"The Devil's in the Details: How Workplace Investigations Tip the Scales in Litigation," Southern California Public Management Association - Human Resources Annual Training Conference, March 2014

Panelist, "Dos and Don’ts Advice from Network to Get Work,” Thomas Jefferson School of Law, February 2013

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

San Diego County Bar Association, 2012 - present

  • Diversity Fellowship Committee, 2013 - present

Earl G. Gilliam Bar Association,  2012 - present

Pro Bono

Volunteer legal internship at Employee Rights Center, a non-profit organization that offers all San Diego area workers, especially disadvantaged workers without union representation, education and advocacy regarding their workplace issues. January-April 2011.

Bame Community Development Corporation, Board Member, 2015 - present

Worldwide Incident Command Services Corporation, Board Member, 2016

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