Kimberly D. Young
- 400 West Capitol Avenue Suite 2000 Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-3493
Kimberly D. Young has been practicing law with Friday, Eldredge & Clark since 2003 and she concentrates her practice in the field of civil litigation, including products liability, intellectual property and premises liability. She has over a decade of experience representing electric and natural gas utilities in Arkansas, including the successful defense of catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims. While she has represented a diverse set of clients in personal injury litigation, most recently her focus has been in the area of products liability, including the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in multi-district litigation.
Kim also devotes a portion of her practice to appellate work and has appeared as appellate counsel before the Supreme Court of Arkansas, the Arkansas Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals of the Eight Circuit.
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, J.D.
- Graduated first in her class, High Honors, 2003
- Bowen Scholar
- Associate Notes Editor of Law Review
- Lyon College, B.A.
- Graduated first in her class, summa cum laude, 2000
- Alpha Chi member
- Charles H. Coffin Medal, the highest honor conferred by a committee upon one graduate each year
- Recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers as a Rising Star
- Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Future Star
- Publication: "Multidistrict Litigation: Continuing Efforts to Kick Baseless Claims," DRI The Voice, Nov. 2019
- Member of regional case management team for multi-district litigation involving pelvic mesh surgical implants, handling the defense’s discovery and briefing process for over 100 individual plaintiffs.
- Z.C. v. Wal-Mart, Inc., 574 Fed. Appx. 52 (2nd Cir. 2014) (affirming summary judgment in favor of defendant manufacturer of high-powered air rifle on products liability claims).
- Havner v. Northeast Ark. Elec. Coop., 2017 Ark. App. 111 (Feb. 2017) (affirming summary judgment in favor of electric company, holding it owed no duty to maintain cables owned by a third party and attached to electric company’s utility poles).
- Marcotte v. United Parcel Service, Inc., United States District Court, E.D. Ark. (defense jury verdict in premises liability claim alleging permanent disability).
- Johnson v. First Electric Cooperative Corp., Saline County Circuit Court (defense jury verdict in wrongful death claim arising out of billboard employee’s contact with an energized overhead electrical line).
Associations & Memberships
- American Bar Association
- Arkansas Bar Association
- Arkansas Association of Defense Council
- Pulaski County Bar Association
- Junior League of Little Rock, Sustainer
- Lyon College President’s Council
- United States District Courts of Arkansas
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit