Kimes joined BS&J in April of 2022 and practices in the areas of complex civil litigation, mass torts and personal injury. Within the mass tort practice, he is currently focusing on baby formula cases. He has devoted his career to representing individuals harmed by other parties, including corporations and government entities. While earning his bachelor’s degree, he worked with a nonprofit organization focused on reforming criminal justice policy, and was honored the year after he graduated as an outstanding alumnus for his work.
His passion for civil justice was inspired by his mother, who was born and orphaned in North Korea and escaped during the Korean war, eventually emigrating to the U.S. “Her life story serves as a constant reminder to me of how fortunate we are to live in a democracy,” Kimes says. “That privilege includes access to the civil justice system and the constitutional right to trial by jury.”
His mom, Sun Min, now thrives on Twitter, where Kimes notes that she constantly trolls him and his sister, Mina.
In the podcast Kimes also touches on the work of BS&J’s opioid litigation team, which was named the winner of the 2022 Tennessee Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for accomplishments in Staubus v. Purdue, also known as the Sullivan Baby Doe suit. Following more than four years of litigation, a $35 million settlement was reached with Endo Health Solutions and Endo Pharmaceuticals in 2021.