Priscilla E. Jimenez joined Kline & Specter after gaining experience with a federal civil rights office, a Philadelphia hospital and another city law firm while also being an active leader in the Hispanic legal community. She is also an accomplished violinist.
Jimenez has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as a Lawyer on the Fast Track. She was also chosen by the independent rating service Super Lawyers as a 2015-2019 Pennsylvania "Rising Star," an accolade reserved for the best 2.5 percent of the state's attorneys who are 40 or younger. And she was chosen for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions of Best Lawyers in America, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Recently, she was recognized as one of Pennsylvania's 100 Most Influential Latino Leaders by WITF, the Harrisburg area affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Service.
Before starting at the firm, where she concentrates on mass torts and personal injury litigation, Jimenez worked for three years at the Locks Law Firm in Philadelphia, where in one of her last cases she was co-counsel in a trial that resulted in a $2.25 million jury verdict for the victim of a head injury.
In prior employment, Jimenez worked as a law clerk with Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals’ Office of General Counsel and a stint as an assistant with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights.
Jimenez, who is fluent in Spanish, is president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania, where she mentors minority law school students, and she is past-president of the Hispanic Bar Association’s Legal Education Fund. In 2017, she was named to the board of directors of the Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia, Inc. (Concilio), the oldest Latino non-profit social service agency in Pennsylvania. In 2018, she was honored with two posts, being named diversity chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association and also elected by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice to be its Pennsylvania minority governor to the American Association for Justice. Most recently, in 2019, she was named chair of the Diversity Committee of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.
Jimenez earned her undergraduate degree from Gordon College in Massachusetts, where she was the recipient of the A.J. Gordon Scholarship, and her law degree from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University. She earned several scholarships at Kline School of Law and received honors in health law concentration and was a Dean’s Scholar for Torts. Jimenez was recently selected for 2017 among Drexel’s "40 Under 40,” the university’s annual compendium of its 40 “most innovative, impressive and inspiring young alumni.” (See Drexel Magazine) Jimenez was also recognized in 2017 as among the Philadelphia Business Journal's "Millennials to Watch" (read article) and in late 2016 as one of the "Delaware Valley's Most Influential Latinos" by the newspaper Impacto.
While at Kline School of Law, Jimenez was co-president of the Latin American Law Students Association and the student representative for the American Health Lawyers Association. She competed nationally as a member of Drexel’s award-winning mock trial team.
Jimenez is a recipient of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyer’s James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, where she is a board member and editor of the publication The Verdict.
The Bronx native is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and recently passed the bar in New York state, where she was awaiting admission to the bar.
If all that wasn’t enough, Jimenez is also a classical violinist who studied at The Julliard School of Music – selected from among 40 students for the Music Advancement Program – and performed at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
Jimenez comments on Supreme Court Justice Kennedy retiring, ABC's Action News 6, 6/27/18
Jimenez interviews Judge Sandra Mazer Moss for Trial magazine, September 2017
Asbestos cases Statute of Limitations, VerdictSearch, Volume 2015-2016
Jimenez featured in TV coverage of legal clinic for the Hispanic community, Univision, 10/29/14
Legal Intelligencer names Priscilla Jimenez as a '2014 Lawyer on the Fast Track,' The Legal Intelligencer, 9/30/14