Law Office of Helen Kim

Employment Litigation | Personal Injury | Business Litigation

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Helen Kim is an aggressive trial lawyer who has dedicated her career to representing plaintiffs, particularly in the area of employment law.  

In 2016 and 2017, Ms. Kim was selected by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star.  In 2016-2017, Ms. Kim secured a $1.02 million total judgment ($307,762.00 verdict + $709,431.90 fee award) plus finding of malice, oppression or fraud against 3 managing agents in a failure to accommodate disability and wrongful termination jury trial against Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Inc. (Case No. 30-2015-00768685-CU-WT-CJC (Orange County Superior Court Jan. 2015)).  Ms. Kim litigated this case from its inception through the end of the seven-week jury trial in one of the most conservative jurisdictions in the State of California for plaintiffs.

Education

Stanford University, B.A.

     *  Phi Beta Kappa, Distinction, Ranked 1st in the Department of Communication, Gates Millennium Scholar, News Editor for The Stanford Daily

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.

     *  Civil Litigation Concentration, Editor of the Hastings Business Law Journal

 

Previous Work Experience

Associate at The deRubertis Law Firm, APC - plaintiffs' employment law (individual FEHA cases and wage & hour class actions), personal injury

Associate at Arias, Ozzello & Gignac LLP - plaintiffs' consumer class actions, plaintiffs' employment litigation (individual FEHA cases and wage & hour class actions), toxic torts, products liability, intellectual property litigation, business litigation

Certified law clerk at the San Mateo District Attorneys' Office

Certified law clerk at the Unites States Attorneys' Office, Criminal Division, in the Northern District of California 

Freelance columnist for the Los Angeles Times (Voices column) 

 

Publications

Writer for the California Employment Lawyers Association VOICE blog (celavoice.org)

"Tips for Lawyers Advertising in California," Juriste International, April 2012

"Concepcion Severely Limits Consumer Class Actions In The United States," Juriste International, March 2011

 

Professional Affiliations

California Employment Lawyers Association, Member

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member 

Korean American Bar Association of Southern California, Member

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member

 

Bar Admissions

California, 2008

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2010

United States District Court, Central District of California, 2009 

 

Resources

Department of Fair Housing and Employment: www.dfeh.ca.gov

California Employment Lawyers Association VOICE blog: celavoice.org

 

Languages

Korean

 

Interests

In her free time, Ms. Kim enjoys hot yoga with weights, scuba diving, hiking, and traveling.  She has traveled extensively to Iceland, Italy, Greece, Peru, Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, England, the Maldives, and at least a dozen other countries. 

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