Cleveland – Main Office:
1100 Superior Ave.
Suite 1850
Cleveland, OH 44114

Kim, a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated attorney, is one of the founding Partners of the insurance subrogation firm of Rathbone Group, LLC. Recognized as a National Women in Law Honoree, a Super Lawyer Rising Star for 4 years, as an Inside Business One to Watch, and as one of the Top 25 under 35 in Cleveland, she has focused on insurance subrogation throughout her entire legal career.

Her education background includes a B.A. from The Ohio State University, Telecommunications, 1996 and a J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2001, where she graduated with honors, received the CALI award in Legal Writing, and attended on the Max Ratner Scholarship and the Nurenberg, Plevin, Heller & McCarthy Endowed Scholarship in Law. She also attended the Weatherhead School of Management’s executive education program at Case Western Reserve University in 2009.

Kim is admitted to the Ohio State Bar, the Northern District of Ohio Federal Court and the 6th and 7th Circuit Courts of Appeals. She worked as a production assistant and sports reporter for television news and commercials for three television stations for three years before law school. After law school, she was employed by Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease as a corporate litigator and subrogation attorney for three years. Subsequently, she led the insurance subrogation practice at Javitch, Block & Rathbone, LLC for ten years. In 2014, she left JBR to form the new law firm of Rathbone Group, LLC.

She was Editor-in-Chief of the Cleveland State Law Review while in Law School and has been published in the Journal of Law and Health, the Smart Business Network, The Subrogator, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Journal, and the National Association of Subrogation Professionals’ CSRP curriculum.  She is also approved as an insurance continuing education instructor.

Kim’s past speaking engagements include:

  • Teaching a continuing legal education course for the CMBA on subrogation
  • Respondeat Superior Versus Independent Contractor concepts
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Increasing Recoveries Through Managing High Volume Litigation
  • Handling High Volume Small Balance Subrogation Claims
  • Handling Resistant Uninsured Tortfeasors
  • Successfully Managing and Growing a Family Business