Katie Kimbrell | Balch & Bingham Headshot (large)
  • Cumberland School of Law
    J.D., 2012, cum laude
  • University of Georgia
    B.A. Broadcast News, 2006
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2012
  • Texas, 2024
About Katie
  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?

    Prior to joining Balch, I served as in-house counsel for an insurance company where I served as the primary legal counsel for the company’s broker-dealer, RIA, brokerage general agency (BGA) and insurance distribution channels in all aspects. This experience gave me unparalleled insights into what clients need and want from their legal counsel. 

    Additionally, I am an experienced litigator which allows me to bring a unique and valuable perspective to my corporate and transactional process.

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

    I love collaborating with clients to bring creative and efficient solutions to fit their unique legal needs.  Having a diverse practice allows me the opportunity to tackle unique and exciting legal issues which also feeds my love of learning.  

Select Matters

  • Arbitration and Litigation
    • Representation of multiple financial institutions in arbitrations involving investments, alleged misrepresentations and a wide range of employment disputes, including defamation, wrongful termination and matters involving Form U4s and U5s. Represented employers in EEOC matters.  
    • Motion for Directed Verdict granted in favor of national broker-dealer at close of Claimant’s case-in-chief where Claimant sought $3.25 million dollars. 
    • Defended large broker-dealer in multiple arbitrations involving claims related to deferred compensation all resulting in $0 awards to Claimant
  • FINRA & SEC Rules 
    • Provided guidance on reporting obligations pursuant to FINRA and SEC rules, as well as registration requirements for broker-dealers and investment advisers.
    • Assisted broker-dealer and RIA in setting up and implementing practices and procedures to comply with Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI).

  • Corporate Transactions / M&A 
    • Representation of high-end residential landscape management business in its sale to a strategic buyer.
    • Representation of developer, owner, and operator of power generation and energy infrastructure projects in the acquisition of interconnection rights from a bankrupt combined-cycle power plant.
    • Representation of international technology company in its $140+ million strategic acquisition of an enterprise construction project management software business.
    • Representation of holding company in the sale of majority interests in four landscape and lawn services businesses.
    • Representation of international technology company in its strategic acquisition of a reality analysis business focused on building information modeling



    • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 2012, cum laude
    • University of Georgia, B.A. Broadcast News, 2006
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2013
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 2012
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 2012
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 2012
    Bar Admissions
    • Alabama, 2012
    • Texas, 2024
    Professional Affiliations
    • Alabama State Bar 
    • Alabama State Bar, Leadership Forum, Class 16
    • Birmingham Bar Association, Business Section Chair, 2023
    • Birmingham Bar Association, Executive Committee, 2023
    • Birmingham Bar Association, Leadership Forum
    • American Bar Association
    Awards & Accolades
    • Birmingham Business Journal, Top NextGenBHM: Law Section, 2023
    • Birmingham Business Journal, Rising Star, 2017
    • Alabama Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Birmingham's Finest Honoree
    Community Involvement
    • Volunteer Lawyers Program
    • UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Young Supporters Board, former President
    • International Peace Conference
    • Rise Against Hunger
    • Alabama Cystic Fibrosis Foundation