Kimberly Rivera represents management in various aspects of employment law, including disputes before administrative agencies, and in state and federal courts throughout Florida. Kimberly has experience litigating issues related to allegations of employment discrimination and retaliation, including claims involving workplace torts, employment contracts, whistleblowing, and wage and hour violations.

In addition to litigation, Kimberly provides employers with advice and counsel related to day-to-day employment issues encompassing investigations, discipline, terminations, policies and handbooks, wage and hour compliance, and ensuring facilities and websites are accessible to individuals with disabilities under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In addition to her work in employment litigation, Kimberly has experience representing employers in various aspects of traditional labor law, such as collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations and grievances, and unfair labor practice charges.

During law school, Kimberly worked as a certified legal intern in the Public Defender’s office, representing juvenile defendants, and was a teaching assistant to the 1L legal writing and research class during her 2L year. In addition, she served as an articles editor for The Florida State University Law Review and was awarded the distinction of “Outstanding Editor” for the 2015-2016, Volume 43 edition. She was also a member of the Vis Moot team and competed in an international commercial arbitration competition held in Vienna, Austria.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Federal Bar Association


Hillsborough County Bar Association


Book Awards

Criminal Practice Clinic, Advanced Legal Research, Capital Punishment Seminar

Florida State University College of Law


News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

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  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 2016magna cum laude
  • M.A., Lehman College, 2010
  • B.A., Florida State University, 2006


  • Spanish

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida