Law Office of Helen Kim

Employment Litigation | Personal Injury | Business Litigation


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

In 2016, Ms. Kim was selected by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star.


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) 



Writer for the California Employment Lawyers Association VOICE blog (

"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 



Department of Fair Housing and Employment:

California Employment Lawyers Association VOICE blog:




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