Kelly Dermody - Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP



Kelly Dermody
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
275 Battery Street, Suite 3000
San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 956-1000

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Kelly Dermody
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Attorney Profile
Law School

University of California, Berkeley
1990 - 1993

Website

http://www.lieffcabraser.com/bios/dermody.php

(415) 956-1000


Bar Information
Admitted to practice in California, 1994; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1995; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2001; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2008; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2008, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2006; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2007; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2007.

Education
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley (J.D. 1993); Moot Court Executive Board (1992-1993); Articles Editor, Industrial Relations Law Journal/Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law (1991-1992); Harvard University (A.B. magna cum laude, 1990); Senior Class Ames Memorial Public Service Award.

Prior Employment
Law Clerk to Chief Judge John T. Nixon, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1993-1994; Adjunct Professor of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, Employment Law (Spring 2001).

Awards
"Community Justice Award," Centro Legal de la Raza, 2008; "Community Service Award," Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, 2008; "California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award," California Lawyer, 2007; "Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist," Public Justice Foundation, 2007; "Award of Merit," Bar Association of San Francisco, 2007; Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2006; "Living the Dream Partner," Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, 2005; "Top Women Litigators in California," San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2007; California's "Top 20 Lawyers Under 40," Daily Journal, 2006; "Northern California Super Lawyer," Law & Politics, 2004-2008; "Top 100 Super Lawyers," Law & Politics, 2007; "Top 50 Female Super Lawyers," Law & Politics, 2007-2008; "Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers," Lawdragon, Winter 2007.

Publications

"Class Actions: Latest Developments in Litigating and Settling Employment Discrimination Class Actions" (American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, Mid-Year Meeting 2001); "A Road Map to Discovery in Employment Discrimination and Wage/Hour Class Actions" (with James M. Finberg) (Glasser Legal Works Seminar, 2000); "Employment Discrimination Class Actions in the Wake of Allison v. Citgo Petroleum Corp. and Fed.R.Civ.P. 23(f)" (Federal Bar Association Convention, 1999); Co-Author with James Finberg, "Discovery in Employment Discrimination Class Actions," in Litigation and Settlement of Complex Class Actions (Glasser Legal Works 1998).

Member
Northern District of California Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (2007-present); Bar Association of San Francisco (Board of Directors, 2005-present, Secretary, 2008-present; Litigation Section, Executive Committee, 2002-2005); American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section CLE Conference Task Force (Co-Chair, 2008-present, Vice-Chair, 2007-2008), Committee on Equal Opportunity in the Legal Profession (Co-Chair, 2006-2007); ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (Co-Chair, 2003-2006; Midwinter Meeting Planning Committee, 2000-2006); ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Katrina Task Force (Member, 2005-2007); Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2006-present); National Association of Women Judges (Resource Board, 2005-present); Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (Board of Directors, 1998-2005; Secretary, 1999-2003; Co-Chair, 2003-2005); National Center for Lesbian Rights (Board of Directors, 2002-2008; Co-Chair, 2005-2006); Pride Law Fund (Board of Directors, 1995-2002; Secretary, 1995-1997; Chairperson, 1997-2002); Equal Rights Advocates (Litigation Committee, 2000-2002); Carver Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools (Carver HEARTS), Steering Committee (2007-present); State Bar of California; Consumer Attorneys of California; National Employment Lawyers' Association; Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom; Public Justice.

About Lieff Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP is a fifty-plus attorney law firm that has represented plaintiffs nationwide since 1972. We have offices in San Francisco, New York and Nashville. We represent plaintiffs in class and group actions and in individual lawsuits in cases involving substantial losses. For the last six years, the National Law Journal has selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the top plaintiffs' law firms in the nation.