Kimberly G. DeSimone earned a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Kentucky in 2002, graduating with highest honors, summa cum laude. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. Ms. DeSimone is a 2007 graduate of the UK College of Law, where she won best oral argument in the Rutledge Writing Club (2004) and served as a Production Editor for the Kentucky Law Journal (2006-2007). After graduating from law school, Ms. DeSimone worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Pamela R. Goodwine in the Fayette Circuit Court, Fourth Division.
Prior to joining BB&B, Ms. DeSimone spent five years at the law firm of Robinson & Epling defending physicians, hospitals and other health care providers in professional liability lawsuits and licensure matters. Ms. DeSimone also served for three years as an attorney for the Commonwealth in both the Public Protection and Transportation Cabinets. While at the Public Protection Cabinet, Ms. DeSimone represented the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in KRS Chapter 13B administrative hearings and prosecuted administrative actions against alcoholic beverage and tobacco licensees. During her time at the Transportation Cabinet, Ms. DeSimone was responsible for advising various Departments within the Cabinet on state and federal statutes, regulations, and compliance issues.
Ms. DeSimone is admitted to practice before all courts in Kentucky as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Fayette County Bar Association, Women Lawyers’ Association, and Defense Research Institute.