Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Kimberly L. Rivera

Of Counsel - Los Angeles


Bar Admissions: California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Practice Groups: Product Liability; Toxic/Mass Tort; Environmental

Education: University of Southern California, JD, 1998; California State University, B.A. English, 1991

Memberships: American Bar Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association; Latina Lawyers Association; Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles


Kimberly L. Rivera, a civil litigator in the Los Angeles office of Foley & Mansfield, focuses her work in the defense of complex product liability, toxic tort, environmental and other general liability litigation.                                       

Kimberly has served as national coordinating counsel for major friction clients against complex toxic tort, asbestos, silica, benzene products liability and premises liability cases from inception to trial. In addition to toxic tort defense, she has experience in a range of insurance-defense matters, including premises liability, construction accidents, general liability, product liability, automobile liability and construction defect work.

Prior to practice, Kimberly served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Harry Pregerson of the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and as a Legal Intern for the Office of the County Counsel at the Edelman Children’s Court, where she assisted with child abuse and neglect cases.


February 11, 2019
Foley & Mansfield Successfully Defends Colgate-Palmolive in Talc Suit

Foley & Mansfield partners Gary D. Sharp and Peter M. Mularczyk successfully defended Colgate-Palmolive Company in a four week trial in the Los Angeles Superior Court, Alhambra Division.



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