Ms. Kömives joined Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig, LLP, the predecessor to Dudley Newman Feuerzeig LLP, in May of 2015.
Ms. Kömives is originally from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and permanently returned in 2010 after five years of practicing law in Miami, Florida, to be closer to her family.
Ms. Kömives is a civil litigator with significant experience in both state and federal court and handling mediation and arbitration. She concentrates her practice in the areas of labor and employment (management side), discriminatory and wrongful discharge from employment (management side), intellectual property (trademark and tradename), contract law, creditors’ rights, products liability and catastrophic personal injury defense. She also has had occasion to work on aviation, class action (defense) and premises liability cases.
Representative reported decisions prior to joining Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig, LLP include:
· Fair Wind Sailing, Inc. v. Dempster, 764 F.3d 303 (3d Cir. 2014) (trademark/tradename)
· MRL Dev. I, LLC v. Whitecap Inv. Corp., 85 U.C.C. Rep. 2d (D.V.I. 2014) (products liability)
· Whitecap Inv. Corp. v. Putnam Lumber & Exp. Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66349 (D.V.I. May 9, 2013) (products liability)
· Whitecap Inv. Corp. v. Putnam Lumber & Exp. Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39413 (D.V.I. March 21, 2013) (products liability).
Ms. Kömives graduated from both Bryn Mawr College and the University of Miami School of Law, with honors.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Kömives began practicing in Miami with a boutique litigation firm handling cases in both state and federal court that primarily involved employment discrimination, insurance coverage, misuse of intellectual property, premises liability and breach of commercial contracts and leases.
Seeking additional practice experience, Ms. Kömives then moved to a large national firm and continued to work primarily on insurance coverage and breach of contract cases, including defending a statewide class action lawsuit against a multinational insurer.
While in law school at the University of Miami, Ms. Kömives was a law review editor, the author of a published law review article, on the Dean’s List, recipient of two Dean’s Awards for excellence in legal scholarship and a member of the Moot Court Board.
Ms. Kömives is a member of the Bar in the United States Virgin Islands and Florida. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court of the Virgin Islands, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the Supreme Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In 2010, Ms. Kömives was selected by the American Bar Association as a presenter/panelist for an ABA seminar (CLE) on the lack of federal voting rights for U.S. citizens residing in U.S. territories, the subject of her law review article.
Additionally, Ms. Kömives recently served a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Humane Society of St. Thomas.
Education: University of Miami School of Law, J.D, 2005, with honors, Bryn Mawr College, B.A., History of Art, 1998, with honors.
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