KIMBERLY A. KNOXkimberly knox

Partner

Phone: (860) 522-8338
Fax: (860) 728-0401
E-mail: kknox@hortonshieldsknox.com


Education

B.A. Connecticut College, 1982
J.D. University of Connecticut School of Law, 1986


Admission

State of Connecticut, 1986
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, 1987
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1991
United States Supreme Court, 2006


Distinctions

AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell

Selected as one of Top 25: 2016 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers

Selected as one of Top 25: 2015 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers
Selected as one of Top 25: 2014 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers
Selected as one of Top 25: 2013 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers
Listed in Super Lawyers, 2006-2007, 2009-2016
Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010 for Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
Appointed to the Committee on Admissions and Grievances for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by the Honorable Dennis Jacobs, Chief Judge. (2010-present)


Practice

Connecticut and Second Circuit Appellate Litigation; Professional Disciplinary Matters, Ethics Consultations and Bar Admissions; Appellate Consultation in Trial Proceedings, State and Federal Trial Consultation and Litigation.

 

Appeals
Attorney Knox handles civil matters in the Connecticut Appellate Courts and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She also consults on trial matters from an appellate perspective. Attorney Knox and Attorney Horton co-founded the Appellate Advocacy Institute of the Connecticut Bar Association, an intensive three-day appellate practice program. With Attorney Daniel Klau, she was founder and co-chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Committee from 2006 to 2009. She is a member of the American Bar Association Judicial Division, Institute of Appellate Counsel.

 

Professionalism Practice
Attorney Knox represents attorneys before grievance panels, at public hearings before the Statewide Grievance Committee, and in presentments and appeals. She represents clients as to unauthorized practice of law matters. Attorney Knox represents attorneys seeking reinstatement or readmission to the Connecticut Bar and represents candidates for bar admission before the Bar Examining Committee. She consults with law firms on audits of client’s funds trust accounts. Attorney Knox also consults with law firms on a myriad of issues involving the Rules of Professional Conduct. She handles matters involving the State of Connecticut Code of Ethics, including investigation and evaluation of complaints before the OSE. She represents clients before the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board.

 

Attorney Knox has served as an expert witness on professionalism and the rules of professional conduct in grievance and legal malpractice matters.

 

Attorneys Knox and Levesque have annually authored the Ethics Review in the Bar Journal since 2009. To review those articles, please click on the following hyperlinks:  200920102011, 2012, and 2014, 2015(Reprinted with permission from the Connecticut Bar Association).

 

Litigation
Attorney Knox handles civil trial consultation and litigation in Connecticut’s state and federal trial courts. She is a member and former Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Litigation Section.


 

Professional Affiliations

  • Immediate Past President of the Connecticut Bar Association (2014-2015)
  • President of the Connecticut Bar Association (2013-2014)
  • President, Council of Bar Presidents (2012-2013)
  • Chair, CBA Legislative Policy and Review Committee (2012-2013)
  • Chair, CBA Rule of Law Conference (2012)
  • Former Chair, Pro Bono Committee of CBA (2011-2012)
  • Co-Chair and Founder, Appellate Advocacy Institute (2004, 2005, 2007, 2012)
  • Vice-Chair CBA Professional Ethics Committee (2010-2011); Member (1989-present); Editor for CBA, Professional Discipline Digest, (summary of Statewide Grievance Committee decisions) (2007-2012)
  • Member of the Ex Officio, The American Law Institute ( 2014 – present)
  • Member, CBA Rule of Law Conference (2010)
  • Former Founding Co-Chair CBA Appellate Advocacy Committee (2006-2009)
  • Member, CBA Committee on Liaison with State Government (2004-2010)
  • Former Chair, CBA Litigation Section (1999-2001); Member, CBA Litigation Section (1989-present)
  • Member Rule, CBA Law Blog Task Force (2011)
  • Member, Catherine Rorabeck Circle, Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows
  • Appointed Member, CBA Task Force for Judicial Independence (1998-1999), the Task Force on Grievance Procedures (1997-1998) and the CBA Task Force on Client’s Fund Security (1996-1997)
  • Member, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) (2002-present)
  • Member, ABA Judicial Division, Institute of Appellate Counsel (2006-present)
  • Member, ABA Litigation Section (1990-present)
  • Member, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility (2002-present)
  • American Counsel Association: Member (2007-present)

Attorney Knox is co-author of the Connecticut Practice Book Annotated with Attorney Horton and other members of the firm.  Attorney Knox and was featured in the Woman in the Law Special Section of the Connecticut Law Tribune.  She is a frequent contributor to legal publications, including the Connecticut Lawyer.  See “The Top Five Misuses of an IOLTA; The Road to Professional Discipline” at 25 Conn.Law. 20 (2015).  She has spoken on appellate and ethics topics at numerous seminars and Bar meetings.

 

Some of the more notable cases in which Attorney Knox has argued or been substantially involved include:

 

        Western Dermatology Consultants, P.C. v. Vitalworks, 322 Conn. 541 (2016)

        Gonzalez v. O & G Industries, Inc., 322 Conn. 291 (2016) (on brief)
        Ridgaway v. Mount Vernon Fire Ins. Co., 165 Conn. App. 737, cert. granted, 322 Conn. 908 (2016)
        Peterson v. McAndrew, 160 Conn. App. 180 (2015)
        Western Dermatology Consultants, P.C. v. Vitalworks,
 146 Conn. App. 169, cert. granted, 310 Conn. 955 (2013)
        Bauer v. Bauer, 308 Conn. 124 (2013)
        Ackerman v. Sobol Family Partnership, LLP, 298 Conn. 495 (2010)
        Town of Branford v. Santa Barbara, 294 Conn. 803 (2010)
        Town of Branford v. Santa Barbara, 
294 Conn. 785 (2010)
        Parrotta v. Parrotta
, 119 Conn. App. 472 (2010)
        Statewide Grievance Committee v. Rapopart, 119 Conn. App. 269 (2010)
        National RR Passenger Corp. v. O and G Industries, 537 F. 3d 153 (2008), cert. denied, 129 S.Ct. 2043 (2009)
        Pelletier v. Sordoni/Skanska Constr Co., 286 Conn. 563 (2008)
        Johnson v. Atkinson, 283 Conn. 243 (2007)best of
        Charash v. McVerry, 96 Conn. App. 589, cert. denied, 280 Conn. 934 (2006)
        Maritime Ventures v. Norwalk, 277 Conn. 800 (2006)
        Bee v. Bee, 266 Conn. 932 (2003)kim knox av bdage

        Wagner v. Clark Equipment Co., Inc., 259 Conn. 114 (2002)
        Statewide Grievance Committee v. Spirer, 247 Conn. 762 (1999)
        Haymond v. Statewide Grievance Committee, 247 Conn. 436 (1999)
        In re Dean, 246 Conn. 183 (1998)super_lawyer-kim
        Wagner v. Clark Equipment Co., Inc., 243 Conn. 168 (1997)
        Metropolitan Dist. v. Town of Burlington, 241 Conn. 382 (1997)
        Doe v. Manheimer, 212 Conn. 748 (1989)
        Gold v. Newman, 211 Conn. 631 (1989)
        Hagist v. Washburn, 16 Conn. App. 83 (1988)