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Kimberly Hale Carney

Adjunct Professor of Law


University of Maryland Law School, J.D. 

Penn State University, B.A.

Since 2014, Kim Hale Carney has worked as an Assistant Attorney General with the Maryland Attorney General’s Office.  She is the chief litigator of unpaid wage claims for the Maryland Department of Labor on behalf of individual wage claimants, primarily in Maryland state trial courts.  As Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Carney also provides legal advice and/or represents the department in wage/hour, workplace fraud, and prevailing wage matters.  She previously served as counsel to the unemployment insurance division, advising the unit on proposed legislation, regulations, public information, procurement, privacy, data sharing, and unemployment.  Before joining the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Carney served as in-house counsel and HR Director of an athletic facility, as an Assistant County Attorney in the litigation unit of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and as a litigation associate with Tydings & Rosenberg, LLP, of Baltimore, Maryland.  She also served as a voting member and secretary of the University of Maryland Institutional Review Board for eight years.

Professor Carney graduated from Penn State University with a B.A. in Political Science.  She received her J.D. from the University of Maryland Law School and served as Notes and Comments Editor on the Maryland Law Review.