Kimberly A. Rible

Kimberly Rible is an Associate at Gaines & Stacey LLP, a San Fernando Valley based law firm which specializes in land use, zoning, environmental law, related litigation and political advocacy. The firm, which has offices in Encino and Newport Beach, California, provides counsel and services to property owners, real estate developers, governmental agencies, community groups and individuals related to real estate and general business issues.

Ms. Rible’s practice involves a variety of land use, planning and zoning, and environmental matters. She has extensive experience with administrative approvals and land use entitlements, assisting clients in a variety of projects from the initial planning stages to project approval. The California Coastal Act and California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) are an integral part of Ms. Rible’s practice and she regularly assists clients with environmental review of projects in the entitlement process and in writ litigation involving the Coastal Act and CEQA. She is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before all California State Courts and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

Ms. Rible is an active member of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association’s (“VICA”) Land Use Committee, the Los Angeles County and San Diego County Bar Associations, and the Urban Land Institute. She also previously sat on the Board of Directors for the Valley Leadership Institute, a group committed to identifying, educating, and preparing future leaders of the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles region.

Ms. Rible is a four time recipient of the Super Lawyers Southern California “Rising Star” Award and is a Green Building Certification Institute credentialed LEED Green Associate.

A California native, Ms. Rible was born in Los Angeles and raised in San Diego’s North County. She obtained her bachelor of arts degree in English literature, with a minor in fine arts, from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. During college, she also studied art history and theater in London, England. After graduation, Ms. Rible obtained her paralegal certificate and worked in that capacity in the litigation department of Baker & McKenzie’s San Diego office and then in the legal department at the Telluride, Colorado ski resort. She went on to receive her Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law where she received honors for her participation in the Land Use Clinic.

Ms. Rible resides in coastal San Diego with her husband, Gary, and their two children, August and Emerson.

Legal Employment:

2001 – Present
Gaines & Stacey LLP
Encino, California
Associate specializing in land use, zoning, environmental law, and related litigation.

Sullivan, Wertz, McDade & Wallace
San Diego, California
Law Clerk specializing in land use matters.

City Attorney’s Office
San Diego, California
Code Enforcement Unit Intern researching extensive code and case law regarding permitting issues, code enforcement issues, conditional use permits, and preexisting use rights.

Baker & McKenzie
San Diego, California
Law Clerk specializing in corporate law.

Telluride Ski & Golf Company
Telluride, Colorado
Paralegal specializing in corporate, environmental, real estate, and litigation matters.

Law Offices of Herbert S. Klein
Telluride, Colorado
Paralegal specializing in civil litigation, real estate, and corporate matters.

Baker & McKenzie
San Diego, California
Paralegal specializing in complex civil litigation.


LEED Green Associate, GBCI


  • Urban Land Institute San Diego/Tijuana, Member, 2010 – Present
  • Valley Industry and Commerce Association, Land Use Committee, 2002-Present.
  • Valley Leadership Institute, Board of Directors, 2003 – 2005
  • Valley Leadership Institute, Graduate, 2002.
  • Junior League of Los Angeles, Inc., Member, 2002 – 2005