Kimberly Nwabeke is a relentless advocate for victims of tragedy and wrongdoing. She is an award-winning legal scholar, an experienced trial litigator, and a voice for people going through the worst event of their lives. Her commitment to improving the lives of her clients is as personal as it is professional, setting her apart from her colleagues and peers.
Kim is a proud Nigerian-American who was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has been a fierce competitor from a young age and excelled in both academics and track & field. After high school, Kim attended the University of Texas at Austin where she competed for UT’s Women’s Track and Field Program. As a student-athlete, Kim was a Texas Letterwinner and earned Big 12 Commission Academic Honors. Kim graduated from UT with an honors degree in Government.
Kim continued her education at The University of Oklahoma College of Law. While at OU Law, Kim competed in various advocacy competitions and was ranked the #1 oral advocate in her class. She was served as the President of both the Black Law Students Association and Law Students for Africa, as well as the Articles and Special Features Editor for the American Indian Law Review. Kim published a comment entitled Touching the Concerns of Kiobel: Corporate Liability and Jurisdictional Remedies in Response to Kiobel vs. Royal Dutch Petroleum, which explored the avenues of relief of Nigerian plaintiffs killed after protesting unsafe oil drilling practices. Upon graduation, Kim was awarded the Joseph F. Rarick and Bess Zeldich Ungerman Scholar Awards. These awards are given to the student who has contributed the most to making the law school more beneficial to all, and the most outstanding law student, respectively.
Kim has devoted her entire legal career to being the voice of victims. After law school, her passion for advocacy and justice led her to serve as an Assistant District Attorney at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, she garnered invaluable trial skills by independently trying jury trials ranging from Driving While Intoxicated to First Degree Murder and Sexual Assaults of Children. This gave Kim the privilege of representing victims after their most vulnerable moments. Kim is honored to continue seeking justice for victims as part of the nation's top plaintiffs’ personal injury trial law firm—Arnold & Itkin.
When Kim is not fighting for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jeff, and their son, Caleb. She still roots for her Longhorns over OU at the Red River Rivalry and enjoys cheering on all Houston sports teams.