Kimberly Barone Baden

Kimberly Barone Baden

Motley Rice LLC

Recognized since 2020

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

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As a strong advocate for the most defenseless members of society, Kimberly Barone Baden seeks accountability and compensation for victims of corporate misconduct, medical negligence and harmful medical drugs. She manages mass tort pharmaceutical litigation through complex personal injury and economic damages cases.

Kimberly represents children with birth defects allegedly caused by antidepressants, including Zoloft®, Effexor® and Wellbutrin®; as well as Zofran® which is used to prevent pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting. She previously litigated against GlaxoSmithKline in the Paxil® birth defect litigation. She serves as co-lead counsel for In re Zofran (Ondansetron) Products Liability Litigation MDL 2657 and is on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for In re Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) Products Liability Litigation MDL 2691 and on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee In re Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) Products Liability Litigation MDL 2342. She also manages the firm's pharmaceutical litigation regarding Crestor®, Lipitor®, Actos®, Risperdal®, Incretin Mimetics, and dialysis products GranuFlo® Powder and NaturaLyte® Liquid acid concentrates.

Kimberly also represents elderly victims of abuse and neglect, litigating cases for nursing home and assisted living facility residents.

Kimberly has spoken at numerous seminars, legal gatherings, CLEs and conferences across the U.S., including the American Association for Justice, Mass Torts Made Perfect and the National Business Institute. She has addressed a broad range of topics related to pharmaceutical drugs and elder law litigation, focusing on MDL procedures, birth defects, nursing home litigation, discovery, trial strategy and mediation. Kimberly is currently the Treasurer of the American Association for Justice’s Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts.

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Kimberly worked on the Fen-Phen diet drug litigation and served as an attorney with the California District Attorney's Office in San Diego. Kimberly is recognized as an AV® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®.

  • 28 Bridgeside Boulevard
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
  • California Western School of Law, J.D., graduated 1999
  • Clemson University, B.A., graduated 1996
Bar Admissions
  • California, 2000
  • South Carolina, 2001
  • American Association for Justice - Treasurer – Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical torts
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • South Carolina Association for Justice - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California and District of South Carolina

Motley Rice LLC
Headquarters: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

22 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

14 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list
    2013–2014 Personal injury plaintiff: products; elder law
  • Lawdragon
    2020 Lawdragon 500 Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers

Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs


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