153 S 9tht St
Gadsden, Alabama 35901
Former Circuit Court Judge David Kimberley has joined Cusimano, Roberts & Mills after more than 12 years on the bench in Etowah County. Prior to winning his seat in 2006, Kimberley practiced law for more than 20 years with the Cusimano firm.
Now, Kimberley will be representing clients with the Cusimano firm and will also be available for private judging (the process recognized across the country and by the Alabama State Bar that allows parties in a dispute to hire a qualified former judge to hear their case and make relevant decisions. Private judging allows the case to bypass the court system and streamlines the process for the parties).
While serving as circuit court judge, Kimberley resolved more than 14,000 cases, including three capital murder trials. During his tenure, he was appointed to the faculty of the National Judicial College, where he developed coursework for new judicial appointees.
Prior to serving as judge, Kimberley practiced litigation in numerous state and federal courts in Alabama. He appeared as attorney of record in both state and federal courts in Georgia, Arizona, Missouri and New Jersey. Kimberley has served on the Alabama Trial Lawyers Associations’ board of governors and executive committee.
Kimberley also served as a member of The United States Naval Reserves in the 24th Naval Mobile Construction Battalion. He attended the Naval Justice School, was a battalion legal officer, and received a Naval Achievement Medal in 2000.
Kimberley is a graduate of The University of Alabama School of Law, The University of Alabama College of Commerce and Business Administration, and Emma Sansom High School. Judge Kimberley is an active member of First Baptist Church of Gadsden and the Gadsden Kiwanis Club. He and his wife, Cindy, have two children—Kaitlyn Kimberley (fiancé, Alex Reese) and Andrew (wife, Madison) Kimberley.
- D., School of Law, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1985
- S., The University of Alabama, College of Commerce and Business Administration, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1982
- Emma Sansom High School, 1978
- Practiced litigation in numerous state and federal courts in Alabama. Appeared as attorney of record in both state and federal courts in Georgia, Arizona, Missouri, and New Jersey
- Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island, 2000 and 2002
- United States Naval Reserves, 1997-2005 in the 24th Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (Seabees)
- Battalion Legal Officer
- Naval Achievement Medal, 2000
- Elected Circuit Judge in November 2006; sworn into office January 2007
- 14,000+ cases resolved over the course of 12 years on the bench
- Three capital cases tried to verdict
- Alabama Interstate Compact Committee on Probation Enforcement
- Alabama Sentencing Standards Committee (bi-partisan group of legislative and judicial elected officials that drafted the sentencing standards and guidelines governing Alabama sentencing events and controlling/reducing prison overcrowding)
- The Alabama Trial Lawyers Journal
- Presenter at Alabama Association for Justice Seminars
- Presenter at American Association for Justice National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2001
- National College of Advocacy Course Faculty, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999; Denver, Colorado, 2001; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2006
- Appointed to the National Judicial College Faculty, 2016
- Faculty member and course designer, National Judicial College, New Judges’ Course, 2016
- Faculty/Presenter, National Business Institute Seminars in 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017, Birmingham, Alabama
- Presenter, Alabama Circuit Judges’ Association Mid-Winter Conference, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2018
Honors and Awards
- Listed in Best Lawyers of America, 2006 and 2007
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Alabama Association for Justice Board of Governors