Lisa Kimmel has practiced law for more that two decades. Lisa has litigated and won jury trials involving negligent road design, nursing home abuse and financial exploitation of vulnerable adults, insurance agent negligence and insurance bad faith, medical malpractice, premises liability cases and motor vehicle personal injury cases. When it is in the client’s best interest, she settles cases through negotiation and mediation.
After graduating from high school in Newington, Connecticut, Lisa worked for small local law firm in Hartford. The attorneys sensed Lisa’s interest in law and suggested she consider becoming a lawyer. Lisa continued working at the firm while she put herself through college. In 1987, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and Government from the University of Hartford. Three years later, she received her law degree from the University of San Diego.
While she was in law school, Lisa worked as a Summer Associate at a large corporate law firm in Stamford, Connecticut. She later joined the firm but found that she was more interested in litigation and advocacy than corporate representation so she left to firm to serve as Managing Attorney for White Mountain Legal Aid in Show Low, Arizona, representing clients in domestic relations and consumer matters. Lisa later transferred to the Southern Arizona Legal Aid Office, where her work focused primarily on domestic relations matters and legislative advocacy.
After nearly four years with Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Lisa joined Goldberg & Osborne and became interested in handling injury cases. From there she became a partner at a local personal injury firm before joining the Khalidi Law Firm, PLLC in 2013, a firm that shares her values of client advocacy and honest legal representation.
Lisa litigated a nursing home appellate case, which resulted in a published opinion from the Arizona Court of Appeals Division II, Corbett v. Manor Care. She also helped draft legislation on domestic violence and child support, and she litigated a case on child custody jurisdiction, which resulted in a published Arizona Supreme Court opinion.
Lisa has tried cases in Pima, Maricopa, Navajo, Apache, Santa Cruz and Cochise counties in Arizona and in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and in Federal District Court in Pennsylvania and Colorado. She has handled cases in White Mountain Apache and Tohono O’odham tribal courts, as well as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court.
Lisa has volunteered for non-profit organizations that advocate for victims. She served as legal counsel for a study at the University of Arizona on restorative justice for sexual assault cases. She has given presentations on victims’ rights, domestic violence, and nursing home abuse and neglect at the university and to various professional organizations.
Lisa has lived in Tucson for 20 years. She has two older children and supports their passions in school and sports and participates in events that support youth education and sports.
Areas of Practice
Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse
Slip and Fall Accidents
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Insurance Bad Faith
U.S. District Court District of Arizona
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court District of Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
Arizona Supreme Court
White Mountain Apache Tribal Court
Tohono O’odtham Tribal Court
Juris Doctorate – University of San Diego School of Law, 1990
Bachelor of Arts – University of Hartford, 1987