Evan R. Kime

Phone: (304) 340-1383 | Fax: (304) 340-1130 | Email: evan.kime@jacksonkelly.com
500 Lee Street East, Suite 1600, Charleston, WV 25301-3202

Evan R. Kime is Counsel practicing with the Litigation Practice Group in the Firm's Charleston, West Virginia, office. He focuses his practice on labor and employment law, business litigation, insurance "bad faith" defense, mass and toxic torts, products liability and deliberate intent/employer liability.

Mr. Kime defends companies in civil litigation, with a strong emphasis on matters involving scientific methods, technology, electronic discovery and data privacy and security. He has represented several Fortune 100 companies in the insurance, manufacturing, petro-chemical and agro-chemical industries.

Mr. Kime is a cum laude graduate of Alderson Broaddus University receiving a Bachelor of Science in computer science in 1999. He earned his Juris Doctor in 2006 from the West Virginia University College of Law.

Legal Experience
2016 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
2006 - 2016Bowles Rice LLP, Partner
2005The Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Judicial Extern
Professional Experience
2000 - 2003Lockheed Martin Information Systems, Unix Systems Administrator/Systems Engineer
2011National Trial Advocacy College - University of Virginia
2006J.D.West Virginia University College of Law
1999B.S., cum laudeAlderson Broaddus University (Computer Science)
Bar Admissions
2006West Virginia
Court Admissions
2008U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
2006U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
2006West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Professional Involvement:
  • West Virginia State Bar, Board of Governors, Member
  • Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence, President, 2017
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Kanawha County Bar Association

Teaching and Lecturing:
  • Co-speaker, "Gathering and Sharing Data on EVERYTHING:  What kind of world are we building with the 'Internet of Things?,'" Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence (AIDE) Conference, Charleston, West Virginia, May 16, 2017

Writings and Publications:
  • Author,"Social Engineering and the Modern Hacker," Views and Visions, June 1, 2015
  • Co-author, West Virginia Section of Defense Research Institute's 2015 State by State Insurance Bad Faith Law Compendium
  • Author, "Electronic Discovery," The West Virginia Lawyer, July-Sept. 2014
  • Author, "West Virginia High Court Addresses Electronically Stored Information in CashCall v. Morrisey," Electronic Discovery Alert, June 12, 2014
  • Author, "West Virginia Supreme Court Finds that Coverage Opinions are Seminars Materials Prepared by Outside Counsel are Protected by Attorney Client Privilege," Litigation Alert, June 5, 2014
  • Co-author, "Master Your First Meet and Confer Under the New Federal Rules on E-Discovery," The Communique/West Virginia Bar Association, Dec. 1, 2006

Awards and Honors:
  • Named in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of West Virginia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars for Business Litigation Law
  • CALI Awards
    • Ethics
    • Legal Research and Writing
    • State and Local Government
    • The Law and Literature
  • West Virginia Law Review, Senior Editor
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