Rima Kikani

Associate

Practice Area(s): Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury,Civil Rights Violations

Biography

Dedicated to Helping Baltimore's Injured & Vulnerable

A recent addition to the team at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, Rima Kikani brings a fresh, vibrant energy to the firm. She is passionate about representing clients with excellence, and goes above and beyond to protect their interests. She has previously worked with the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Office of the Attorney General, State of Maryland.

As an attorney at our Baltimore trial firm, she plays a key role in building strong and effective cases on behalf of the individuals, corporations, and families we represent. Her insight and legal knowledge serve to further our clients’ cases and help us secure the best possible outcomes.

Early Years

From the beginning of her legal studies, Ms. Kikani exhibited an unparalleled dedication to her practice, and her role as an attorney. Her varied experiences have helped shape her into the knowledgeable attorney she is today.

During law school, Ms. Kikani worked for Warnken, LLC, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, and the Honorable Sherrie Bailey. As an intern in both the public and private sectors of law, she was exposed to a wide variety of legal cases, from criminal defense to medical malpractice.

Ms. Kikani’s advocacy for the injured and vulnerable is supported by personal conviction and a scientific background. For three years, Ms. Kikani worked at the National Institutes of Health researching retinal degeneration and the genetic factors that trigger it. She eventually authored a paper on the subject for a scientific journal.

Ms. Kikani has consistently served as an advocate for the voiceless and ignored. She has worked with the Office of the Attorney General on cases relating to the abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults, as well as pharmaceutical and Medicaid fraud.

At the same time, she developed her skill and understanding of criminal law in a trial setting. As a Rule 16 Attorney for the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, she tried criminal misdemeanor cases and argued motions on alleged constitutional violations. For reference, Rule 16 attorneys are senior law students who are granted the authority to try cases based on their exceptional competence.

After graduating from law school, she was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Shannon E. Avery, within the misdemeanor, felony, and family law rotations. During this time, she also became an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, a role she continues to hold today.

Education

Ms. Kikani received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Prior to this, she earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, focusing on English Literature, Political Science, and Rhetoric & Communications, with a pre-medicine concentration.

During law school, Ms. Kikani served as the President of the University of Baltimore Moot Court Board and competed on the National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition Team. Her team was the 2nd runner-up on brief in the nation. She also gained experienced serving as a teaching assistant in trial advocacy classes.

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