James Kimble advises clients on multiemployer pension, training, and welfare benefit plans, including defined benefit plans, money purchase plans, profit-sharing plans, and 401(k) plans throughout the United States. Jim also counsels and represents plans in all aspects of plan administration, including plan drafting and compliance issues.
Jim has experience representing employee benefit plans before the US Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. His ERISA litigation experience encompasses the defense of employee benefit plans and their trustees from denial of benefit and breach of fiduciary duty claims. Jim advises plans with respect to the assessment and collection of employer withdrawal liability, and has represented employee benefit plans' claims in numerous bankruptcy matters across the US.
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1992, J.D.
University of Virginia, 1989, B.A.
District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US District Court for the District of Maryland
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
US District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Labor & Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
Maryland State Bar Association, Tax Section
American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
Maryland State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
Virginia State Bar Association
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans