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Philip Kim

Philip Kim

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Landlord & Tenant, Personal Injury, Expungement

About Me

Practice Areas:


  • Criminal Defense (State and Federal)

  • Domestic Violence Defense

  • Driving Offenses

  • Evictions and Real Property Matters

  • Name Changes

  • Personal Injury

  • Seal or Expunge Criminal Records


Philip Kim, Esq., is one of Pensky & Kim’s founding partners. Over the years, he has handled thousands of cases ranging from criminal defense cases (state and federal), to evictions and other landlord/tenant disputes, to personal injury cases. He has tried well over 100 cases and has compiled an impressive trial record.


Mr. Kim is originally from the Philadelphia area. He attended college at the University of Pennsylvania, and then went on to study at the University of Michigan Law School. Over the years, he has worked as a legal assistant for the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld, interned for the Department of Justice, and clerked for the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. Upon coming to Miami, he served for three years as Assistant Public Defender for the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s Office, and then went into private practice with the founding of the Law Office of Philip Kim in Miami Beach. He later co-founded the firm of Pensky & Kim where he has continued to use his legal expertise to fight aggressively on behalf of his clients.


Mr. Kim has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2003 and has no disciplinary history whatsoever.




University of Michigan Law School. Ann Arbor, Michigan. Juris Doctor, 2003.
University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bachelor of Arts, 1998.


Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice:


State of Florida, 2003.
U.S. District Court (Southern District of Florida), 2009.


Professional & Bar Association Memberships:


Florida Bar (2003-Present)


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Landlord & Tenant: 32%
    12 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 32%
    12 years
  3. Personal Injury: 31%
    12 years
  4. Expungement: 5%



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kim is an excellent attorney that obtains great results for his clients.


    Tony Haber Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thomas Joseph Jerla Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Phil for a number of years now. He is an extremely dedicated criminal defense attorney who is a excellent advocate for his clients. Phil and his law firm do not just care about earning their fee, they care about the clients and their outcome of the case. I would recommend anyone charged with a crime in Miami-Dade County to contact Phil and his partner Jason to represent them.


    Thomas Jerla Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Pensky & Kim, P.A.

3550 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 408
Miami, FL, 331373854



FLMember in Good Standing200308/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial Attorney / PartnerPensky & Kim, P.A.2007 - Present
Trial Attorney / PartnerLaw Office of Philip Kim, P.A.2006 - 2007
Assistant Public DefenderMiami-Dade Public Defender's Office2003 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaN/A2010 - Present
Florida BarN/A2003 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. RodriguezNot guilty at trial.
State v. PeshlNot guilty at trial.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor2003
University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and SciencesDiplomatic History & Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998