Kimberly E. Barreto
“Working in human rights has taught me how to advocate for and defend my clients when their rights have been stripped away.”
Kimberly E. Barreto | Associate
As an associate at Werksman Jackson & Quinn, Kimberly Barreto is devoted to achieving the most favorable results for her clients. She has written numerous memoranda and briefs at both trial and appellate levels in defense of her criminal clients. Prior to joining Werksman Jackson & Quinn, Ms. Barreto clerked for several well-respected law firms specializing in civil appeals. Ms. Barreto’s experience working in the court of appeals on the civil side gives her a unique perspective in approaching and defending criminal appellants throughout the country.
A large share of Ms. Barreto’s practice is devoted to handling university Title IX sexual misconduct allegations, both in the university administrative disciplinary proceedings and in subsequent litigation. Ms. Barreto also handles disciplinary and special education proceedings in primary and secondary schools.
Ms. Barreto received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, in Los Angeles, California. While in law school, Ms. Barreto was selected to be a part of the school’s International Human Rights Clinic. As a clinical student, Kimberly drafted several shadow reports for submission to United Nation treaty bodies. Moreover, Ms. Barreto served as Chief Inter-American Court of Human Rights Editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review. This role required Ms. Barreto to oversee the Law Review’s special Inter-American Court of Human Rights Project, an international database summarizing and organizing decisions of the Inter-American Court and the subsequent impact the decisions had on international legal reform. Ms. Barreto was published on four occasions by the Project.
Ms. Barreto holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Philosophy from Northeastern University.
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles 2019 | J.D. - 2019
Northeastern University, Boston, MA | B.S. - 2015
- California - 2019
- Central District of California - 2020
- Ninth Circuit - 2020
Kimberly Barreto, Rochac Hernández et al. v. El Salvador, 43 Loy. L.A. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. (2020)