Allen, Glaessner, Hazelwood & Werth Elevates Kimberly Chin to Partner
Allen, Glaessner, Hazelwood & Werth LLP is pleased to announce that Kimberly Chin has become a partner of the firm as of January 1, 2018.
“Kimberly has tackled some of the most challenging and cutting edge legal issues for our public entity clients, such as the enforcement of ordinances dealing with the homeless population, as well as how public entities’ use of drones in a variety of situations, including law enforcement, is impacted by changing and increasing regulation. Her selection as a partner reflects our clients’ reliance on her abilities,” said managing partner, Peter Glaessner.
Ms. Chin joined Allen, Glaessner, Hazelwood & Werth when the firm was founded. She specializes in defending personal injury, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death claims, particularly those brought against public entities, including municipalities, special districts, recreation districts, and transportation agencies. She has also defended public entities in lawsuits arising out of inverse condemnation claims, claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and constitutional challenges to local ordinances. Most recently, Ms. Chin first-chaired a personal injury trial to verdict and successfully opposed a preliminary injunction in a federal civil rights action.
Ms. Chin regularly advises public entities on frontline legal issues and has been a leading speaker in the area of public entity drone use, challenges to public entities when addressing homelessness, and the impact of marijuana legalization on law enforcement. She is an active member of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area and volunteers with Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus.