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.