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Kim West practices at the law firm of Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt in Birmingham, Alabama. She practices primarily in the areas of pharmaceutical and mass tort litigation, ERISA and state law subrogation, federal appellate litigation, and constitutional law. Kim has served and serves as lead counsel to Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in national multi-district cases involving drug injury and overpricing. At present she serves as liaison counsel in the massive Blue Cross and Blue Shield antitrust litigation. She received her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law. After graduation from law school, Kim served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank M. Johnson, Jr., judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
In addition to practicing law, Kim received a Masters of Arts in English Literature from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Her focus is on the works of Shakespeare in performance, especially those involving Shakespeare and the law. She is a member of the Shakespeare Association of America and the International Shakespeare Association. Kim is a trustee of the American Shakespeare Center. She writes and lectures on Shakespeare, and teaches Shakespeare and Trial Advocacy at the Cumberland School of Law.