Kendra L. Rimbert
J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law Lexington, KY, 2003
B.A., Oglethorpe University Atlanta, GA, 2000
Major: Sociology Minor: Political Science
Honors and Activities
- 2003 ATLA National Competition Team, Spring 2003 One of only 4 students selected to compete.
- 2002 ATLA National Competition Team, Spring 2002 One of only 4 students selected to participate as a 2L.
- Trial Advocacy Board, Fall 2001 - Spring 2003
- Best Advocate (2L Trial Advocacy Board Competition), Fall 2001
- Best Oral Argument (1L Legal Writing), Spring 2001
- Black Law Student Association, Fall 2000 - Spring 2003 Community Service Committee
- Kentucky Bar Association, Fall 2003 - present
- American Trial Lawyers Association, Spring 2003 - present
- National Bar Association, Fall 2001- present
- Fayette County Bar Association, Fall 2003 - present
Honors and Activities - College
- National Merit Scholarship, Fall 1996
- Oglethorpe Full Tuition Scholarship, Fall 1996
- Oglethorpe Freshman Mentor, 1998 - 2000
- Women's Basketball Team, 1996 - 1999
- SCAC All-Conference Team, 1997 - 1999
- Most Valuable Player, 1999
Landrum & Shouse, LLP
Associate, August 2003 -Present
Defend lawsuits in several areas of civil litigation, which include insurance defense, consumer law, and labor and employment law. Independently manage all files assigned through all stages of the discovery process. Draft, attend, and argue all procedural, substantive and dispositive pre-trial motions. Effectively mediate and try cases to resolution.
Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Office of General
Law Clerk, May 2002 - February 2003
Researched various areas of labor and employment law at the state and federal levels. Gained practical experience in trial preparation by locating and communicating with potential witnesses, assisting with strategies, and writing legal documents ranging from memoranda to pleadings used in litigation. State appellate courts granted many motions researched and drafted.
Kentucky Innocence Project
Clinical Externship, August 2002 - May 2003.
Successfully performed all legal and investigative tasks pertaining to a client's appeal. Worked effectively with minimal direct supervision. Chosen to act as a public speaker informing the community about the function of the program.
Chief Judge Gary D. Payne
Fayette Circuit Court, Lexington, KY
Judicial Clerkship, Fall 2001
Assisted Judge in the various phases of trial from pretrial conferences to evidentiary and sentencing hearings. Drafted opinions, researched legal issues according to applicable state law, and gained insight into the judicial decision-making process. State of Georgia, Governor's Office Atlanta, GA
Governor's Intern, Spring 2000
Researched public and private sector sponsorships through analysis of applicable state and federal law. Facilitated distribution of $10,000 in state and federal funds to Atlanta organizations.
Interests And Activities
Boxing, Kentucky Youth Challenge Academy (volunteer as a mentor for juvenile offender), Big Brothers Big Sisters of America