Charles T. Kimmett



Charles Kimmett has been identified as “a go-to attorney in business law” and “the kind you’d go to war with.” He is a trial attorney who focuses on civil and commercial litigation, complex business and contract disputes, appeals, and bid protest and procurement litigation.

Charley Kimmett is a trial attorney who handles civil litigation and complex commercial disputes that will be tried in court, in arbitration, or any other forum. Charley tries cases in federal courts, state courts, and before tribunals—anything and everything from a jury to an ALJ or arbitration tribunal. Charley is a seasoned trial attorney focused on winning the case for his client by being the most prepared, highly skilled, experienced advocate. He relishes any opportunity to try a case, but appreciates the value of a worthwhile settlement.

His recent experience as lead counsel includes:

    • Winning a unanimous jury decision on all counts in the federal district court in Sherman, Texas—the opposing party’s and counsel’s “home court”—on behalf of the worldwide leader in live touring family entertainment experiences.
    • Winning a defense award in an American Arbitration Association proceeding in New York City defeating claims that that his client breached license and royalty agreements.
    • Winning an evidentiary hearing on a TRO proceeding in Springfield, Illinois and convincing the Judge not only to deny the requested injunctive relief, but to throw out the entire case brought by the opposing party.
    • Winning an arbitration in which his client sought specific performance of a $37 million teaming agreement.

Convincing an administrative law judge after a three-day hearing to reject false representations by a competing bidder in the client’s protest to a procurement award.

In addition to his civil litigation work, Charley leads the bid protests and procurement litigation and litigation financing practice groups.

Many, many years ago at Yale Law School, Charley was a Notes Editor on the Yale Law Journal and published a Note and two Book Notes on labor law and mass tort law. He clerked for The Honorable Stewart G. Pollock, Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Prior to joining the firm, Charley was a trial litigator at Williams & Connolly LLP.


Yale Law School, J.D.

Rutgers University – New Brunswick, B.A., summa cum laude


Hon. Stewart G. Pollock, New Jersey Supreme Court

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia
New Jersey

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and District of Columbia Circuits

U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of New York, Western District of New York, and District of Maryland

U.S. Court of Federal Claims




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