Kimberly A. Wong

Kimberly A. Wong

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Francisco, CA

The Veen Firm, PC
 | 20 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-673-4800
Fax: 415-771-5845
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Ms. Wong is an experienced litigator of complex catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases involving industrial accidents, defective products, construction accidents, dangerous property, automobile accidents, and dangerous roadways. She represents individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, loss of limb, and other serious and life-changing injuries. For over a decade, Ms. Wong has devoted her practice to representing injured clients and their families with compassion and tenacity to obtain favorable results. The Recorder's annual report of "California's Million-Dollar Settlements" have featured several settlements that Ms. Wong has obtained on behalf of her clients.

Ms. Wong has been selected by her peers to the Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star list each year from 2012 to 2017 and to the Northern California Super Lawyers list in 2018. Ms. Wong is a frequent lecturer and author of published articles on various topics related to personal injury litigation, including third-party liability claims arising from workplace accidents.

A native San Franciscan, Ms. Wong is an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants.

About Kimberly Wong

Admitted: 2007, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.veenfirm.com/our-firm/Kimberly-Wong.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • award given for service to CAOC as a member of the 2018 Executive Committee, Presidential Award of Merit, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2018
  • Top Northern California Female Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Northern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Northern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Northern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top Northern California Female Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Top Northern California Female Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Northern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Northern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Top Northern California Female Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top Northern California Female Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Top Northern California Female Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Northern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Outstanding Volunteer Award, Bar Association of San Francisco, 2008
  • Superb Rating 10.0, Avvo

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Directors, Queen's Bench
  • Member – Lawyer Referral and Information Service of the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Fellow of the New Leaders Council
  • Board of Directors Executive Committee, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2018
  • Co-Chair – Mentorship Committee of the Queen's Bench 
  • Diversity Committee Chair of the Consumer Attorneys of California, 2018
  • Member of the American Association for Justice
  • Member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Judiciary Committee Member of the Asian American Bar Association
  • Graduate of Consumer Attorneys of California Leadership Academy, 2015
  • Co-Chair of Employment/Work-Life Balance Committee, Queen's Bench, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Tenderloin Housing Clinic, Client Advocate
  • Women’s Employment Rights Clinic, Client Advocate
  • Food From the Bar, San Francisco and Marin Food Bank, Volunteer
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Volunteer Legal Services Program, Volunteer

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • how to address common issues in cases involving falls from height, Speaker, Common Pitfalls in Cases Involving Falls from Height, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2019
  • Strategies for when your case has both workers' compensation and third party liability claims, Author, Managing Workers' Compensation Liens in Third Party Actions, Plaintiff Magazine, 2018
  • strategies for finding liability on multi-employer work sites, Speaker, The Path around Privette, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2018
  • tips for investigation and discovery for roadway design cases against the government, Speaker, Navigating Roadway Design Cases, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2018
  • tips for acquiring information through informal discovery, Speaker, Getting Ahead in Litigation through Informal Discovery, SFTLA, 2018
  • litigating auto cases against the government, Speaker, Beyond the Driver, SFTLA, 2018
  • Author, Protecting employees working abroad for federal contractors, Plaintiff Magazine, 2011
  • Author, The liability of a parent company to a subsidiary’s injured worker, Plaintiff Magazine, 2012
  • Author, The 5 Exceptions to the Workers’ Compensation Exclusive Remedy Rule that Every Personal Injury Attorney Should Know, Plaintiff Magazine, 2014
  • Author, Looking Beyond the Driver’s Seat to Find Liability in Motor Vehicle Accident Cases, 2013
  • Author, Construction Site Injuries: Strategies for Defeating the Privette Defense, Plaintiff Magazine, 2015
  • Speaker, Social Media Ethics, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Speaker, Turning Contractors into Employees, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2014
  • Speaker, Litigating Trucking Cases, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Speaker, Perspective from a Plaintiff's Attorney, Asian American Bar Association, 2014
  • Speaker, Advanced Legal Research, Golden Gate University, School of Law, 2014
  • Speaker, Exceptions to Workers' Compensation Exclusive Remedy, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Speaker, Unlicensed Contractors, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Speaker, Taking the Road Less Traveled-Tips for Litigation and Trial, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Speaker, Premises Liability, San Francisco Small Property Owners Institute, 2016
  • Speaker, Premises Liability: Avoiding Traps for the Unwary, State Bar Of California, 2016
  • Author, Discovery Can Be Key to PI/Workers' Comp "Crossover" Cases, Plaintiff Magazine, 2016
  • Guest Lecturer, "Primer on Premises Liability Issues", Menlo College, 2016
  • Speaker, Premises Liability: Avoiding Traps for the Unwary, 35th Annual State Bar Of California Real Property Law Section Retreat, 2016
  • Speaker, "Defeating the Privette Defense", Consumer Attorneys of California, 2016
  • Speaker, The Frontier of Ethics, Social Media and Marketing", BASF, 2015
  • Speaker, The Frontier of Ethics, Social Media and Marketing, BASF, 2016
  • Author, Property Owners Should Know Duties to Reduce Premises Liability Exposure, The Daily Journal, 2017
  • Speaker, A Primer on Premises Liability, California Lawyer Magazine, 2017
  • Speaker, Taking Control Over Claims of Negligent Exercise of Retained Control, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Author, Making the Case for Case Development Plans, Plaintiff Magazine, 2017
  • Speaker, Overcoming Client Stereotypes, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Speaker, Avoiding the Exclusivity of the Exclusive Remedy Rule, Consumer Attorneys Of California, 2017
  • Author, Debunking Myths about Plaintiff Attorneys and the Practice of Personal Injury Law, AABA Newsletter, 2013
  • Author, Staffing agency employees injured on the job: A double-edged sword, Plaintiff Magazine, 2010

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Products Liability -- $4.75 million settlement
  • Construction Site Injury -- $12.265 million settlement
  • Premises Liability -- $6.5 million settlement
  • Products Liability -- $3.7 million settlement
  • Industrial/Motor Vehicle -- $8 million settlement
  • Motor Vehicle-Pedestrian -- $4.5 million settlement
  • Premises Liability/Industrial Accident - $7,875,000 settlement

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • ABOTA Trial College, Fellow, 2018

Educational Background:

  • Tufts University, graduated magna cum laude, B.A. Psychology, 2004
  • Golden Gate University School of Law: J.D., Class Rank Top 16%, Dean's List, Honors Lawyering Program, Moot Court Board, Award for Excellence in Pretrial Civil Litigation, Award for Excellence in Property I, Award for Excellence in Writing and Research I, Award for Excellence in Writing and Research II, 2007
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Office Location for Kimberly A. Wong

20 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Last Updated: 2/26/2019

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