Williams Parker Welcomes Kimbrell J. Hines as Attorney
Williams Parker is pleased to announce that Kimbrell J. Hines has been promoted from law clerk to associate with the law firm, following her admittance and swearing-in to The Florida Bar. The oath of admission was administered by longtime firm partner Charles (Dan) D. Bailey, Jr. at a virtual swearing-in ceremony hosted by the firm on December 8 to celebrate the momentous occasion and officially welcome Ms. Hines as an attorney with the firm.
“Swearing in new attorneys is a time-honored tradition at Williams Parker,” said Ric Gregoria, president of Williams Parker. “We are fortunate to continue to attract such talented young professionals to our firm and Sarasota, and we are proud to have come together—albeit a little differently than we’re accustomed—to celebrate this well-deserved accomplishment,” Gregoria said.
“An extraordinary accomplishment in an extraordinary year,” added Jennifer Fowler-Hermes, leader of Williams Parker’s Labor & Employment practice. “We are thrilled to have Kimbrell with us. Her previous HR experience brings a unique perspective to our Labor & Employment team.”
Ms. Hines focuses her practice on labor and employment. She supports the firm in its representation of employers regarding a wide range of matters, such as employment policies, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour. She has experience researching and assisting with civil litigation matters in arbitrations, state court, and federal court.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Hines served as an intern for the Honorable Christopher Sabella of the 13th Judicial Circuit Court and as a research assistant for University of Florida Law Professor Merritt McAlister. Previously, as a human resources professional, she investigated reports of harassment, discrimination, and misconduct, and provided guidance regarding compensation and benefits, company policies, and FMLA. She holds a J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law, Master of Science in human resources management from the University of Tennessee, and a B.A. from the University of Florida.
Ms. Hines is one of several of the firm’s recent hires. Earlier this year, the firm expanded its Trust & Estate Litigation practice, adding George Parpas, a civil trial attorney from New York. The firm also announced it will be adding three new associates from its 2020 Summer Associate Program. To support its growing areas, the firm has added additional staff members, including multiple real estate paralegals, a litigation paralegal, an estate administration paralegal, a probate and trust support specialist, a human resources and marketing coordinator, and an accounting assistant. For more information on the continuously expanding career opportunities with Williams Parker, please visit williamsparker.com/careers.