Kimberly Golden Gore is a trial and appellate lawyer whose state and federal practice is concentrated in the areas of products liability defense, mass torts litigation, class actions, and other complex business litigation. Her clients include leading manufacturers of consumer and commercial products, with an emphasis on the automotive industry.
The Mississippi native is admitted to practice in Oklahoma, Mississippi and Florida.
Kym joined McAfee & Taft in 2018, bringing with her a highly valuable and versatile litigation skillset developed from years of experience working in various legal roles in the public and private sectors. Her diverse legal background includes working as a litigation associate in private practice in Mississippi and Florida, as a civil court staff attorney for the State of Florida’s Sixth Judicial Court, as a federal judicial law clerk for U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary S. Scriven of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, as a judicial law clerk for the chief judge of the Mississippi Court of Appeals. She spent three years working as an assistant attorney general for the State of Florida’s Children’s Legal Services division, where she managed the appellate department in the Tampa office. Most recently, she worked for six years as a federal judicial law clerk for U.S. magistrate judges serving the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
Such experience has provided Kym with unique insights into the legal system and in-depth hands-on experience in all facets of litigation and case management, including conducting and analyzing complex legal research, assessing risk exposure, spotting and framing issues, developing legal strategies, evaluating possible litigation strategy tactics, drafting persuasive legal arguments, and advancing appellate cases. As a former federal judicial clerk, she is particularly adept at understanding discovery issues, interpreting federal statutes and regulations, and evaluating litigation strategies and arguments from the court’s perspective.Download Bio (PDF)
Honors and Awards
- Honored with the State of Florida Office of the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award (2010)
- Honored with Mississippi’s First Alumnae Association’s Young Alum Award (2009)
Professional Organizations and Memberships
- The Mississippi Bar
- The Florida Bar
- Oklahoma Bar Association
Civic Involvement and Leadership
- Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association (Past President and Former Board Member; Current Member, By-laws Committee)
- Tulsa Reading Partners (Tutor)
- Girls on the Run – Tulsa Council (Former Coach)