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San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101


Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Orange County
2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612


Education

J.D., University of San Diego School of Law

Comparative Law, Oxford University, England

B.A., International Relations, University of California, Davis

Kimberly D. Howatt is a partner at Gordon & Rees, and serves as the Co-Chair of the Commercial Litigation practice group in the San Diego office. She also works with the Intellectual Property, Franchise Law, and Creditor Rights practice groups.

In her practice, Ms. Howatt handles a broad scope of commercial matters, and also has developed a focus on specific areas of law that are uniquely critical to businesses, e.g., intellectual property rights, contracts, unfair competition, and bankruptcy issues. Her clients include both companies and individuals in the business, securities, and financial fields, as well as those in the retail, manufacturing, and design industries.

Ms. Howatt is an experienced attorney who has litigated cases involving intellectual property infringement claims; corporate securities defense; contract-based disputes, including those arising from license agreements, service contracts, purchase agreements, and franchises; products liability; specialized professional liability claims; and financial, lending and debt collection laws, among other commercial matters.

Ms. Howatt also has experience defending franchisors against statutory, common law, contract and tort claims in matters involving franchisees and other claimants in both state and federal courts.

Admissions

California
Nevada
United States District Courts, California
United States District Court, Nevada
United States District Court, Colorado
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Community Involvement

Ms. Howatt is a member of the Trial Attorneys of America.  In the community, she has participated as a member of the Junior League of San Diego and as a volunteer for the San Diego Humane Society and S.P.C.A.; she is currently involved with SD FOCUS.

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Contact

(619) 230-7461

khowatt@grsm.com


Offices

San Diego

Los Angeles

Orange County

Education

J.D., University of San Diego School of Law

Comparative Law, Oxford University, England

B.A., International Relations, University of California, Davis

Kimberly D. Howatt

Partner

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Biography

Kimberly D. Howatt is a partner at Gordon & Rees, and serves as the Co-Chair of the Commercial Litigation practice group in the San Diego office. She also works with the Intellectual Property, Franchise Law, and Creditor Rights practice groups.

In her practice, Ms. Howatt handles a broad scope of commercial matters, and also has developed a focus on specific areas of law that are uniquely critical to businesses, e.g., intellectual property rights, contracts, unfair competition, and bankruptcy issues. Her clients include both companies and individuals in the business, securities, and financial fields, as well as those in the retail, manufacturing, and design industries.

Ms. Howatt is an experienced attorney who has litigated cases involving intellectual property infringement claims; corporate securities defense; contract-based disputes, including those arising from license agreements, service contracts, purchase agreements, and franchises; products liability; specialized professional liability claims; and financial, lending and debt collection laws, among other commercial matters.

Ms. Howatt also has experience defending franchisors against statutory, common law, contract and tort claims in matters involving franchisees and other claimants in both state and federal courts.

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Admissions

California
Nevada
United States District Courts, California
United States District Court, Nevada
United States District Court, Colorado
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Community Involvement

Ms. Howatt is a member of the Trial Attorneys of America.  In the community, she has participated as a member of the Junior League of San Diego and as a volunteer for the San Diego Humane Society and S.P.C.A.; she is currently involved with SD FOCUS.

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