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Sharon B. Kime

Ms. Kime has represented clients in professional health care licensing and discipline cases before the State of California for over 24 years. See Client Testimonials. She has lobbied for state and national physician professional organizations before the State of California Legislature and served as Principal Consultant to the Senate Insurance Committee for then-State Senator Jackie Speier. She has also worked in food and drug law and regulation as a senior scientist at Genentech, Inc for 8 years and is a registered patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Ms. Kime originally practiced obstetrical nursing at Loma Linda University Hospital, Loma Linda, California, then served as a nursing instructor at Hinsdale School of Nursing in Hinsdale, Illinois. After marriage, she oversaw the medical practice of her physician-husband, Zane Kime, M.D., who had an integrative medical practice in Auburn, California. In total, she functioned within the medical community in California for over 20 years. She has personally observed the impact of organized health care on the practice of medicine and nursing from the health care professional's perspective. This observation drove her to the practice of law and to lobbying to influence the policy and practice of medicine.

After obtaining her law degree, Ms. Kime practiced administrative health care law first at Turner and Sullivan in Sacramento, then Nossaman, Guthner, Knox and Elliot in Sacramento and San Francisco and finally, Pacific West Law Group. Her practice gained invaluable political insight through experience both lobbying for national and state physician professional associations before the State Legislature and by serving as the Principal Consultant for the Senate Insurance Committee.

For over 20 years, her law practice has focused entirely on the representation of health care licensees such as physicians, psychologists and nurses with an additional focus in alternative/complementary and integrative medicine. She represents many integrative medical groups in Northern California. Consequently, she has developed considerable experience before the California State licensing boards.

Ms. Kime holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, magna cum laude, a Masters in Public Health, summa cum laude, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California at Davis. She then completed coursework equivalent to a Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology and subsequently became a registered Patent Attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Ms. Kime is a member of the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys, the California Academy of Attorneys for Healthcare Professionals, the California State Bar Section for Intellectual Property Law and a member of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science.

Recommendations

  • Testimonial from Medical Director of large multi-physician alternative practice with many allied health professionals in North Bay

    When I have needed legal advice that touches on areas related to the California Medical Board, I have retained the services of Sharon Barclay Kime. I respect Sharon's organized and clear approach. She is legally sharp, informed on current medical laws and policy. She is elegant and concise in her...
  • Testimonial from Nurse Practitioner in Bay Area County Hospital

    I have been a nurse practitioner in clinical practice in California for over 30 years. Like you, and most other responsible clinicians, I have always taken my professional responsibilities very seriously. That I was licensed for clinical practice by my professional board and the DEA represented w...
  • Testimonial from San Francisco alternative care physician

    In 1997 when the medical board had launched several investigations at once in an attempt to discourage my practice of Modern Natural Medicine in San Francisco, I contacted Sharon Kime for legal representation. Ms. Kime was able to apply a blend of legal expertise from her law and medical backgro...
  • D.D. Testimonial

    There is no one I would go to for medical legal advise and defense than Sharon Barclay Kime. She is not only talented,experienced and meticulous, she is also passionate about her defense of practitioners who incorporate nutritional and natural healing modalities into their patient care. In a Stat...
  • Testimonial from an Integrative Medicine Physician in the South Bay

    When it comes to defending physicians practicing integrative medicine, Sharon is without question one of the best attorneys on the West Coast. An aggressive style balanced with her affinity for alternative approaches to healing make her an ideal choice for complementary medicine doctors needing l...
  • Testimonial from Medical Director of multi-physician practice in South Bay

    One of the most valuable words of advice imparted to me by the physician I bought this practice from was that if you ever have any legal problems, make sure you call Sharon Kime. I have known about Ms. Kime for some years as she has successfully helped several alternative physicians that I've wo...

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