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Rima A. Kikani
Rima A. Kikani Biography

Biography

Rima Kikani is a 2014 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a 2011 graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Prior to law school, she worked as an IRTA Fellow with the National Institutes of Health researching the genetic pathways of retinal degeneration.

While in law school, Ms. Kikani competed for two years on the William McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition Team and placed 2nd Runner Up on brief nationally. She also served as the President of the Moot Court Board and as a teaching assistant for two trial advocacy courses. She worked for the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the Office of the Attorney General, and the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, as well.

After graduating from law school, Ms. Kikani completed a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Shannon E. Avery at the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Prior to joining RSRM, she worked for a plaintiffs’ litigation firm on medical malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability, and civil rights matters.

Ms. Kikani formerly taught at the University of Baltimore School of Law, and currently teaches at the University of Maryland. In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels and cooking.

Rima A. Kikani Education

Education

Law School

University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D. 2014

Undergraduate

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, B.A. English Literature 2011

Rima A. Kikani Education

Practice

  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • General Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Rima A. Kikani Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Affiliations

MSBA Judicial Appointments Committee (2021 – Present)
Maryland Bar Foundation Fellowship (Awarded in 2020)
Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star (2019 – 2022)
The Daily Record’s Very Important Professionals Under 40 (2019)
MSBA Young Lawyers Section Council Education Committee Co-Chair (2018 – Present)
MSBA Leadership Academy Committee (2018-2021)
MSBA Leadership Academy Fellow (2017-2018)
American Bar Association (2015 – 2021)
Maryland State Bar Association (2014 – Present)

Rima A. Kikani Court Admissions

Court Admissions

Maryland, 2014
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2017

Rima A. Kikani Publications & Speaking Engagements

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Moderator – A Discussion on the Constitutionality of Employer Vaccination Mandates (October 2021)
Moderator – Hanging Out Your Shingle & Common Ethical Mistakes (February 2020)
Moderator – Tackling the Bar Exam & Employment in the Time of Covid-19 (September 2020)
Presenter – “Being Smarter With Your Smartphone: Understanding Cyberbullying & Its Impact,” Towson High School (2018)
Moderator – Attorney Malpractice: Common Ethical Pitfalls & Trends Presented by the Court of Appeals, Attorney Grievance Commission, & Eccleston’s Malpractice Department (2018)
Speaker – Presentation on Defamation, Privacy & Copyright Issues in Journalism, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2018, 2020)
Model Oral Advocate - Utah v. Strieff, Presented by the American Constitution Society (2017)
Guest Lecturer – Litigation Process, University of Baltimore School of Law (2017)
Speaker – Presentation on Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy, University of Baltimore School of Law Moot Court Program (2015-2018)
Presenter – “Genetic Pathways Involved in Retinal Degeneration,” University of Maryland, Baltimore County Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievement Day (April 2011)
Presenter – “Genetic Pathways Involved in Retinal Degeneration,” National Institutes of Health (August 2010)

Rima A. Kikani Civic

Civic

Board Member - TRW Advisory Board
Judge – The Daily Record VIPs Under 40 List
Mentor – University of Baltimore School of Law’s Mentor-Mentee Program
Interviewer – University of Baltimore School of Law’s Mock OCI Program
Brief & Oral Judge – National Appellate Advocacy Competition
Brief & Oral Judge – Region III National Moot Court Competition
Brief & Oral Judge – Byron L. Warnken Intramural Moot Court Competition
Oral Judge – MSBA CLREP High School Moot Court Competition
Judge - Miss Baltimore / Miss Annapolis Scholarship Beauty Pageant