Kimball Photo 6452 (1)NINA JOAN KIMBALL is a founding partner in Kimball Brousseau LLP, where she has an extensive employment law practice representing individuals, executives, non-profit organizations, and small businesses both as an advisor and in litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.  She advises clients on a wide range of employment issues including executive compensation issues, discrimination and harassment, starting up a business, hiring and firing practices, non-compete agreements, employee handbooks, wage and hour issues, privacy rights, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.  She has also been retained as an outside investigator to conduct investigations into claims of discrimination and harassment.

Ms. Kimball is a leader in the employment law field.  She co-chairs the Women’s Bar Association Task Force on Pay Equity that drafted pay equity legislation.  She is co-chairing a bipartisan committee drafting Parental Leave Regulations for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.  She was elected to the governing Council of the Boston Bar Association (2005-2008), held many positions on the BBA’s Labor and Employment Law Steering Committee, and served as Co-Chair of the BBA’s Solo and Small Firm Section.  Ms. Kimball served as Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section Council, and co-chaired the MBA Committee that drafted the MCAD’s Maternity Leave Guidelines. Ms. Kimball is the editor of the Employment Law Guide: A Practical Guide to Understanding Massachusetts Employment Law, published by the BBA.  Ms. Kimball is a member of the Amicus Coalition, where she has authored amicus briefs in appellate courts on behalf of member organizations.

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Photography by Guliana B. Signorelli

In 2012, Ms. Kimball was named a Top Woman of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and has been named Massachusetts Super Lawyer since 2006.  Ms. Kimball served on the Small Business Association of New England’s (SBANE) Human Resources Committee from 2010-2014.  Prior to forming her firm, Ms. Kimball practiced with the firms of Dwyer & Collora and Foley Hoag & Eliot.   Ms. Kimball graduated from Philips Academy and received her B.A. from Yale College cum laude and her J.D. from George Washington University, where she was Editor in Chief of The George Washington Law Review.  She clerked for Chief Judge Spottswood W. Robinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.