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Kimberly L. Sachs
Philadelphia Office

1735 Market Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505

P: 215-772-7350
F: 215-772-7620

Biography

Kimberly L. Sachs is an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department. She focuses her practice on catastrophic sports injury defense and other complex litigation matters involving commercial disputes, products liability, and intellectual property.

Kim practices in both federal and state court at the trial and appellate levels. She has experience at all stages of litigation, from drafting pleadings and facilitating pre-trial discovery to arguing dispositive motions and drafting appellate briefs. Kim has tried cases at both the state and federal levels and has drafted a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.

Kim currently serves as a co-editor of Sports Medicine and Law, a quarterly newsletter that is a complete source for news, case summaries, articles, and strategies concerning legal issues arising at the professional, collegiate, high school, and amateur sport levels.  She presents and authors articles on legal issues surrounding the proper management of sport-related concussions, sport-related injuries, and other traumatic brain injury matters.  Most recently, Kim presented on using expert witnesses to prove or challenge the existence and extent of brain damage in traumatic brain injury cases at a continuing legal education webinar.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Kim was a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Juan R. Sanchez in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and a Legal Extern in the Villanova University Office of the Vice President and General Counsel.  While in law school, Kim served as a managing editor for the Villanova Law Review.

Selected Representations

  • Represent Illinois school district in case involving student who allegedly sustained traumatic brain injury after school activity bus rolled over
  • Represent Ohio religious school in case involving student who allegedly sustained a traumatic brain injury after being struck in head with golf club
  • Represent private university in New York in case involving student who allegedly sustained traumatic brain injury after being struck in head with magnetic barrier gate arm
  • Successfully persuaded the Centre County District Attorney’s office to drop all remaining charges against the client for felony convictions for unlawful use of a computer
  • Represented a school in four-week traumatic brain injury trial where she was responsible for working and coordinating with two internationally-renowned medical experts

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, “Qualified Immunity Shields Public High School Coach and Athletic Trainer from Liability,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Fall/Winter 2021
  • Mentioned in, “After Career Change, Sachs Finds Rewarding Path as Attorney,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Spring 2021
  • Co-author, “Important New Research Shows Practice – Not Game Play – Increases Exposure to Concussion,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Spring 2021
  • Co-author, “Engendering Debate: The Varying State of Transgender Athlete Participation Policies,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Spring 2021
  • Co-author, “Onyshko Appeal Knocked Out by Pennsylvania Superior Court,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Spring 2021
  • Co-author, “Do You Even Properly Diagnose, Breaux?! Breaux Sues Saints’ Former Team Doctors in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Fall 2020
  • Co-author, “Arrington Settlement Update: Concussion Reporting Process,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Summer 2020
  • Co-author, “Saved By The Bell—Penn State Dodges Further Litigation in Whistleblower Case,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Summer 2020
  • Co-author, “New Bellwether Cases Against NCAA Move Forward in Texas,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Summer 2020
  • Co-author, “The Arrington Settlement and Its Implications: What It Says and What It Doesn’t,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Spring 2020
  • Co-author, “Claims of Constitutional Violations Dismissed in Student Athlete Wrongful Death Case, Giordano v. School Board,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Winter 2020
  • Co-author, “The Cover-Up Is Always Worse Than The Concussion: Central Michigan’s Head Gymnastics Coach Fired for Inducing Athletes to Hide Injuries,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Fall 2019
  • Co-author, “Exercise As Punishment? Drop and Give Me 20… Hundred Thousand Dollars,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Fall 2019
  • Co-author, “Insurance Is Not Killing Football, Other Contact Sports – It’s Making Them Safer,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Fall 2019
  • Co-author, “Potential Expansion of Athletic Programs’ Duty of Care to Student-Athletes and New Limitations to Waivers of Liability: Lessons Learned from Feleccia v. Lackawanna College,” Sports Litigation Alert, October 25, 2019
  • Co-author, “Behind the Lines: Recent Changes to D1 Athletics Programs’ Reporting Structures,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Summer 2019
  • Co-author, “Takeaways from the Onyshko Verdict: Win for NCAA, Loss for Plaintiffs, Draw for Others in Future Head Injury Cases,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Summer 2019
  • Co-author, “Pushing Players Too Far to ‘Do Something’ Will Not ‘Win the Day’ in Court – Takeaways from two UO Suits,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Spring 2019
  • Co-author, “Wani v. George Fox University – Handling Student-Athlete Complaints on the Field and In the Locker Room,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Fall, 2019
  • Co-author, Second Impact Syndrome: Diagnosis versus Myth,” Concussion Litigation Reporter, September 2017

Selected Speaking Engagements

Academic Achievements

Kim received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as the Managing Editor of Research & Writing of the Villanova Law Review. She received a B.A. degree, with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.