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Kimberly Smith

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Kimberly is an accomplished trial attorney, specializing in personal injury cases including wrongful death, car and trucking collisions, traumatic brain injuries, insurance bad faith, premises liability, and medical malpractice. With a strong track record of successful case outcomes and a commitment to advocating for her client’s rights, Kimberly combines legal expertise with a dedication to achieving justice in the courtroom.

Prior to working at Denver Trial Lawyers, Kimberly worked with Bachus & Schanker for over six years, exclusively handling litigation cases, where she managed a portfolio of personal injury litigation cases, encompassing a wide spectrum of incidents, such as automobile and trucking collisions, bicycle collisions, premises liability cases, dog bites, insurance bad faith, and more. Handling every stage of litigation, from drafting complaints to mediation to trial, Kimberly demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the legal process and a commitment to achieving favorable outcomes for her clients.

Before working with Bachus & Schanker, Kimberly worked with Zinda Law Group, helping to build the Colorado personal injury division of the firm. While in law school, Kimberly worked as a law clerk at Killmer, Lane, and Newman, and for the Honorable Robert McGahey.

Kimberly graduated from the University of Denver School of Law with a Certificate in Constitutional Rights and Remedies. In her third year of law school, Kimberly represented the University of Denver as an advocate on their ABA National Appellate Advocacy Team. Kimberly also worked in the University of Denver’s Civil Rights Clinic. She was an editor on the University of Denver Law Review, as well as an active board member on the National Women Law Students’ Organization and the Public Interest Law Group. In her first year, she won the Outstanding Advocate award for her efforts in a moot court competition.

Kimberly’s dedication to the legal profession extends beyond the courtroom. She is on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the Women Trial Lawyers Network. She is also a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, American Association for Justice. Additionally, Kimberly contributes to community service through involvement in initiatives like the Bachus & Schanker Cares Foundation, Colorado Lawyers Committee volunteer, and serves as a mentor.

In addition to her legal pursuits, Kimberly is an avid supporter of intellectual curiosity, proudly identifying with the Ravenclaw community. In her spare time, she enjoys Lindy Hop, playing softball, baking, reading, hiking, gardening, board games, and spending time with her husband Kyle, as well as family, friends, and her two little puppies.

  • JD University of Denver Sturm College of Law - University
  • MA – Comparative Literature California State University at Fullerton - University
  • BA – Business and English Concordia University Irvine - University
  • American Association for Justice
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association – Board of Directors
  • Women Trial Lawyers Network – Co-Chair


  • University of Michigan/Dr. Robert Anderson Sexual Abuse $490 Million
  • USA Gymnastics/USOPC Larry Nasser Sexual Abuse $380 Million
  • Birth Injury Involving Misuse of Drug to Induce Labor $70 Million
  • Settlement for Individuals Injured by a Defective Product $23 Million
  • Largest Medical Malpractice Settlement in Colorado $22.3 Million
  • Medical Malpractice Verdict for Victim of Paralysis $15 Million
  • Drunk Driving Accident Resulting in Rollover Collision $8.91 Million
  • Commercial Vehicle Accident Resulting in Catastrophic Injury $8 Million
  • Birth Injury Verdict Involving a Misplaced Device $7.2 Million
  • The Largest Personal Injury Verdict in Colorado in 2016 $6 Million

Client testimonials

Hear What Clients Have to Say About Attorney Kimberly Smith
  • I put my TRUST in Dan Sloane.

    “Dan Sloane is very professional and impressed me during negotiations with his clever strategies. He sincerely cares and seeks justice. Dan knows what he's doing and won our case for us.”

    - Julie D.
  • David Woodruff and his team worked long and hard for my settlement.

    “David Woodruff and his team worked long and hard for my settlement. They were able to get more than I expected. I would highly recommend them.”

    - Heather N.
  • He was supportive, caring, and obviously legally astute.

    “Michael Nimmo took my case that a dozen other lawyers rejected. He was incredibly thorough backing up everything with my doctors. He was supportive, caring, and obviously legally astute. He won the case and the award helped me to transition to retirement.”

    - Patty M.
  • Went above and beyond in their empathetic approach.

    “Throughout the entire process, Stephen Wahlberg and his staff were professional, timely, and went above and beyond in their empathetic approach to the family and diligence and confidence in pursuing the case. I highly recommend him to anyone.”

    - Catrina A.
  • Dan Sloane of Denver Trial Lawyers was always there and helped guide me step by step through the process.

    “Dan Sloane of Denver Trial Lawyers was always there and helped guide me step by step through the process. He made the case easier for me to understand. I recommend him highly! Very trustworthy!”

    - Esther G.
  • I Trusted Dan So Much

    “I trusted him so much”

    - Christina