The Leftwich Team
- Bowdoin College, B.A.
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D
Bar and Court Admissions:
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bar
Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Fair Housing)
Senior Counsel to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
- General Counsel to District of Columbia Housing Authority
- National Bar Association (Chair, Nominations Committee)
- Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyer’s Division, National Bar Association (GWAC)
- Board of Directors of Shelter House, Inc.
Kim Kendrick is a Partner at Leftwich LLC and has spent more than 25 years engaged in the practice of law and in public service, including as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
In 2004, Ms. Kendrick was appointed as Senior Counsel to the Secretary of HUD. In that role she was responsible for providing legal advice and counsel on a variety of legal and non-legal matters, including issues related to the Government Sponsored Enterprises, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, complex procurement issues, and personnel and staffing matters. In 2005, she was nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as an Assistant Secretary for HUD, with responsibility for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. As Assistant Secretary, Ms. Kendrick was charged with enforcing the federal Fair Housing laws, developing and implementing a $75 million budget, and supervising a nation-wide staff of approximately 600 employees.
In addition to her Federal sector experience, Ms. Kendrick previously served as General Counsel for the District of Columbia Housing Authority, where she not only had responsibility for all legal and regulatory affairs, including supervising all litigation, and employment and labor relations matters, but also was part of the senior executive team that brought the Housing Authority out of receivership and back to self-management. She also served as General Counsel for Covenant House Washington, a non-profit organization that houses, protects, and educates homeless and run-away youth.
Utilizing her public and private sector experience, Ms. Kendrick is now engaged in the general practice of law with an emphasis on employment and labor law issues, including litigation, negotiating labor agreements, and investigating Equal Employment Opportunity claims/complaints. In addition, she is skilled in handling legal matters such as regulatory issues; governmental affairs; government contracts; corporate and general business transactions, real estate development; and general litigation.