Kimberly Evans is the Managing Partner of Block & Leviton's Delaware office and focuses her practice on corporate stockholder litigation. Ms. Evans is an experienced trial lawyer who has litigated many complex matters, including In re Dole Food Co. Stockholder Litigation and In re Dole Food Co. Appraisal Litigation, a stockholder class and appraisal litigation resulting in a damages award of $148 million, plus interest, following a nine-day trial in Delaware Chancery Court. In addition to Dole, Ms. Evans has tried a number of cases before the Delaware Court of Chancery, including most recently In re BGC Partners, Inc. Derivative Litigation. Ms. Evans also has experience with foreign appraisal litigation in the Cayman Islands, including In the matter of Nord Anglia Education, Inc. Ms. Evans has also successfully litigated many stockholder class and derivative actions, including In re McKesson Corp. Stockholder Derivative Litigation in the Northern District of California and In re Liberty Tax, Inc. Stockholder Litigation in Delaware Court of Chancery.
In 2017, Ms. Evans was selected as one of the Legal 500 Next Generation Lawyers in the area of Plaintiff M&A Litigation. In 2019, she was again selected by Legal 500 as a Rising Star. In 2020 and 2021, Ms. Evans was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the “Civil Rights – Top 10” and “Women’s Rights – Top 10.” In 2021, she was additionally selected as one of the “Top 100 for Civil Plaintiffs” by the National Trial Lawyers. In 2022, Ms. Evans was named one of the “Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers” by Lawdragon, as well as a “Next Generation Partner” in Plaintiff M&A Litigation by the Legal500.
Prior to joining Block & Leviton, Ms. Evans was a Director at one of the preeminent securities and corporate governance class-action firms in the nation working on behalf of numerous institutional investor clients. Ms. Evans also developed and led that firm's civil rights practice group, where she represented clients in a wide range of civil matters primarily involving discrimination.
Ms. Evans received her B.A. from LaSalle University and her J.D. from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.