Kimberly Fernandes is a Partner in the firm’s Tallahassee office. She is available for consultation, by appointment, in the firm’s Atlanta office. Kim focuses her practice on the handling of Workers’ Compensation claims, First Party Property claims in both Florida and Georgia, Third Party claims, and also serves as Director of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group and the Medicare Set Aside Practice Group.
Throughout her career, Kim has defended over 130 cases on appeal spanning a wide area of legal practice and has testified before the Florida Legislature on landmark workers’ compensation laws. She handles lien verification and resolution and all aspects of the MSA submission and approval process. Additionally, she provides expert guidance regarding the Medicare Secondary Payer Regulation and alternative options for preserving threatened settlements.
Additionally, Kim defends property insurers throughout Florida in first-party coverage matters, where many of the claims involve sinkhole, windstorm, fire, mold, theft and water losses. Kim also defends the interests of insurance carriers in third-party injury claims, such as commercial trucking claims.
Kim successfully coached a high school mock trial team that won the state title and went on to compete nationally. She is certified by the state of Florida to provide Continuing Education courses for employers and insurance carriers and she regularly presents seminars regarding case law updates, indemnity offsets, MSA issues and other general workers’ compensation matters.