Attorney Kimberly Kendall Corral is a Senior Associate at Patituce & Associates. She represents clients facing minor and significantly complex cases, whether it’s a misdemeanor offense or a serious crime like capital homicide. From indictment and pretrial motions to trial, appeals, and even wrongful conviction litigation, Kim handles all levels of criminal justice advocacy.
A conviction can not only result in serious criminal penalties such as jail or prison time, but it can also lead to a criminal record that can substantially damage an individual’s personal life and professional reputation. Kim has an exceptional track record of success protecting our clients’ constitutional rights to help them avoid conviction and even free them from incarceration.
As a freedom fighter, Kim helped Ru-El Sailor get his 2013 murder conviction overturned after he was imprisoned for 15 years for a crime he didn’t commit in March 2018. She helped secure a dismissal of charges against Charles Jackson in August 2019 after he spent 27 years in prison for a homicide he didn’t commit. On January 29, 2020, Kim submitted a petition of clemency on behalf of Michigan resident Michael Alonzo Thompson, who has spent more than 25 years of his 60-year sentence for selling marijuana to an undercover informant.
Kim has been qualified by the Supreme Court as an attorney capable of handling Death Penalty cases in the State of Ohio. In addition to helping traditional clients, she has represented law enforcement officers facing criminal charges and investigations by working for the Fraternal Order of Police/Ohio Labor Council (FOP/OLC). Kim has also partnered with the Ohio Innocence Project in order to exonerate wrongfully incarcerated Ohioans.
Kim received an invitation to the Oval Office to discuss a pardon on behalf of her client with the U.S. President Donald Trump and the White House Counsel—at the same time Kanye West visited and witnessed a viral moment. She gave a speech at the Cleveland Brown’s Social Justice Summit. Other notable accolades include being named a 2019 Rising Star by Super Lawyers and her recent collaboration with HBO star Michael K. Williams to take on juvenile justice in an episode of the news show “Vice.”
Kim is the mother of two young daughters. She loves to travel and create art. While she aggressively and persistently advocates for her clients, Kim uses those traits to also practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu—earning a blue belt—and being a marathon runner and a bicyclist who has ridden from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.