Kim Patricia Berg

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in White Plains, New York

Gould & Berg, LLP
Kim Patricia Berg
Gould & Berg, LLP

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor view more

Licensed in New York since: 1996

Education: Pace University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024

Gould & Berg, LLP

222 Bloomingdale Rd
White Plains, NY 10605 Phone: 914-397-1050 Email: Kim Patricia Berg Visit website

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Kim Patricia Berg serves as a part-time United States Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of New York where she presides over criminal matters occurring on the federal lands within the SDNY.  She is a founding partner of Gould & Berg, LLP, a White Plains, New York law firm where her practice of law focuses primarily in the areas of employment, contracts, restrictive covenants, commercial disputes, wills, trusts and estates, and civil rights.  Kim Berg routinely represents litigants, including both employees and employers, in matters conducted before the state and federal trial and appellate courts and before administrative agencies such as the New York State Division of Human Rights, New York State Department of Labor, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Such matters include claimed violations of the anti-discrimination and retaliation laws, labor laws, employment leave laws, civil service matters and tenure rights, and constitutional provisions involving free speech, free press, union association, due process, equal protection, and prisoner's rights.  She also handles transactional matters such as contracts, non-compete and non-solicit agreements,  employment and independent contractor agreements, partnership/business agreements, separation agreements, requests for workplace accommodations, and will drafting.

Her success at trial in a complex prisoner death case won her accolades for the highest verdict in a civil rights case as reported by Verdict Searches’ “Top NY Verdicts for 2009”.  Kim Berg was the recipient of the Above the Bar Award recognizing her as a Leading Civil Rights Attorney in recognition of a legal career devoted to the pursuit of justice for victims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and violations of civil rights and for being well-respected as an attorney who uniformly engages in ethical representation of clients.  She has been named to the New York Super Lawyer's List for Employment Law and Civil Rights continuously since 2013. 

In addition to practicing law full time and serving as a part-time federal judge, Ms. Berg serves as an Administrative Law Judge for the Westchester County Human Rights Commission and as a FINRA Arbitrator.  Recognizing that resolution of disputes can often been resolved without long, expensive and risky litigation, she frequently serves as a certified mediator with advance training in several substantive areas of law, both privately and through her including on many court rosters for matters filed with the United States District Courts, New York State Supreme Courts and New York State Surrogate's Courts.   

Ms. Berg holds several positions with the Westchester Women's Bar Association and runs a mentor program in collaboration with her alma mater.  She has held several leadership positions including as President of the WWBA and President, Vice President, Secretary and Local Director of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association; President and Secretary of the WWBA Foundation; Secretary to the Westchester Committee of the Federal Bar Council; and as Co-Chair of several committees including WWBA and WBASNY Employment Law Committees, and the WWBA Bylaws, Awards, and Mentor Committees. She is also a member and Chair of the Mentor Committee for the Elisabeth Haub School of Law's Women in the Law Committee. She is a member of the Gender Fairness Committee for the Ninth Judicial District and a member of the New York State Bar Association, Westchester County Bar Association, and Federal Bar Association for which she regularly presents continuing legal education courses.

She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Pace University School of Law in 1995 and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Pace University in 1992 with a minor in Secondary Education. 

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment & Labor: Employer, Civil Rights, Employment Litigation: Defense

First Admitted: 1996, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.gouldberglaw.com/Attorneys/Kim-P-Berg.shtml

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Ms. Berg has held several executive board positions with the Westchester Women's Bar Association, including: President, Vice President;, Secretary, Local Director and as President, Secretary and Director of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association Foundation since 2011. She also co-chairs the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York's Employment Law Committee, the Westchester Women’s Bar Association Employment Law, By Laws and Mentor Committees, and previously co-chaired Awards.  She is a member of the Gender Fairness Committee for the Ninth Judicial District, the Elisabeth Haub School of Law Committee on Women in the Law, the Federal Bar Association, Federal Bar Council and New York State Bar Association.
Honors/Awards:
  • “Leading Civil Rights Attorney” award in recognition of legal career devoted to the pursuit of justice for victims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and violation of civil rights and for being well-respected as an attorney who uniformly engages in ethical representation of clients., Leading Civil Rights Attorney, Above the Bar Award, 2018
  • Awarded to Ms. Berg for the highest verdict in a civil rights case in 2009. , “Top NY Verdicts for 2009”, Verdict Searches, 2009
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • FINRA Arbitrator, 2022
  • Administrative Law Judge, Westchester County Human Rights Commission, 2022
  • Certified Part 146 Mediator since 2018 with Advanced Training; Available to mediate privately or off of the mediation rosters in NY Supreme and Surrogate's Courts and the Southern District of New York. , 2022
  • United States Magistrate Judge, part-time, SDNY, 2022

Office location for Kim Patricia Berg

222 Bloomingdale Rd
White Plains, NY 10605

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024

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