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  1. Family: 85%
    27 years
  2. Probate: 5%
    2 years
  3. Administrative Law: 5%
    15 years
  4. Business: 5%
    32 years



Hourly ($400/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Charles. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • James Nelson Dicks

    This attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney.


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Contact info

3333 Camino Del Rio S Ste 140
San Diego, CA, 92108


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Recognition, DA Community Advisory BoardCounty of San Diego District Attorney's Office2007
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2003
Recognition for Service, Family Law Facilitator's OfficeSan Diego Superior Court2000
President's Recognition AwardPan Asian Lawyers of San Diego2000
Master of Advocacy AwardCalifornia Western School of Law1997
Recognition for Service as Judge pro temSan Diego Superior Court (1992, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2005)N/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chair, Assessment Appeals Board No. 4County Of San Diego2007 - Present
Member, Managed Competition Independent Reivew BoardCity Of San Diego2007 - Present
Of CounselYelman & Associates2003 - Present
Member, Citizens Review Board on Police PracticesCity Of San Diego2006 - 2011
County Hearing OfficerCounty Of San Diego1999 - 2007
PrincipalCharles Wesley Kim, Jr.1998 - 2003
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of San Diego School Of Law1998 - 1998
AttorneyLaw Office of E. Gregory Alford1996 - 1998
Managing PartnerWilliams & Gilmore, Aplc1995 - 1996
Adjunct ProfessorCalfornia Western School of Law1995 - 2004
Adjunct ProfessorThomas Jefferson School Of Law1995 - 1998
Instructor, Advisory Board, Legal Assistant ProgramSan Diego State University College of Extended Studies1995 - 1995
Chair, Member, Citizens Adv Bd on Police Community RelationsCity Of San Diego1994 - 2001
PartnerDowney Kim Louie Pope & Vuong1992 - 1992
PrincipalCharles Wesley Kim, Jr.1990 - 1995
AssociateMitchell Keeney Barry & Pike1989 - 1990
AssociateJennings Engstrand & Henrikson1988 - 1989
AssociateLillick McHose & Charles1985 - 1988
AssociatePeabody & Arnold1982 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Korean American Bar Association of San DiegoBoard Member2009 - 2011
San Diego County Bar Association, International Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2008 - 2010
California Bench Bar CoalitionMember2007 - Present
Hon. William B. Enright American Inn of CourtMaster2006 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationVice President, Board Member2005 - 2008
San Diego Regional Community Policing InstituteAdvisory Board1999 - 2003
State Bar Conference of DelegatesExecutive Committee, Chair (Calendar Coordinating)1996 - 2003
Asian Pacific Bar of CaliforniaPresident, Board Member1987 - 1991
Pan Asian Lawyers of San DiegoPresident, Board Member1987 - 1992
San Diego County Bar Association, Superior Courts CommitteeChair, Rules & Procedures Subcommitee1986 - 1987
U.S. Naval InstituteLife MemberN/A
International Network to Promote the Rule of Law (INPROL)MemberN/A
United States Insitute of Peace Alumni Assn.MemberN/A
Yale Club of San DiegoFormer Board Member; Interviewer, Alumni Schools CommitteeN/A
Pan Pacific Law Enforcement Assn. of San DiegoFormer Board MemberN/A
International Association of Law Enforcement AuditorsMemberN/A
Association of Threat Assessment ProfessionalsMemberN/A
Boy Scouts of AmericaAssociate OA Chapter AdvisorN/A
Infragard San Diego Members AllianceBoard MemberN/A
Lawyers Club of San DiegoSustaining MemberN/A
Yale Club of New York CityMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marriage of SoldenskiFather prevailed by framing the issue narrowly and presenting extensive supporting data. The child is thriving in his new environment.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Serial Offenders in Theory & Practice (Jones & Bartlett)The Status of Serial Stalking: Persons, Processes & Palliatives (Spitzberg, Dutton & Kim)2012
Forensic Communication: Application of Communication Research to Courtroom Litigation (Hampton Press)Pursuing Justice for Unwanted Pursuit: Stalking Research in the Courtroom (Kim & Spitzberg)2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Yale UniversityHistoryN/A1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2009 Annual Meeting, National Communications Assn. (Chicago, IL)The Jurisprudence of Imprudent Behavior: Communication Challenges in Seeking Stalking Justice (Panelist)2009
2008 National Conference, Assn. of Threat Assessment Professionals (Anaheim, CA)Til Death Do Us Part (Maxey, Kim & Lipson)2008
San Diego County Bar AssociationCivil Harassment & Workplace Violence Prevention Restraining Orders (Sonntag & Kim)2005
Veterans Administration Hospital San DiegoThreat Assessment & Violence in Family Law CasesN/A
Meeting, San Diego Psych Law SocietyThreat Assessment & Violence in Family Law CasesN/A
KPBS public radio and Fox televisionSame Sex Marriage & Civil UnionsN/A