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Ernest Joon Kim

Ernest Joon Kim

also known as Certified Specialist - Estate, Trust, Probate

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Trusts, Litigation

About Me

Languages Spoken: Korean, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    18 years
  2. Trusts: 20%
  3. Probate: 20%
    18 years
  4. Litigation: 10%



Hourly ($400-500/hour), Contingent (25-50%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Alexander D Lee

    Ernest is an incredibly intelligent attorney who looks at client matters from various angles. He always puts client's needs first and is always willing to listen to differing opinions on matters.


    Alexander Lee Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Ernest J. Kim

2600 Michelson Dr., Ste. 1700
Irvine, CA, 92612

3701 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1130
Los Angeles, CA, 90010

220 Montgomery Street, Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA, 94104

4701 Patrick Henry Dr., Bldg 16
Santa Clara, CA, 95054





Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust and Probate LawState Bar of California2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant Research AttorneyLos Angeles Superior Court1995 - 1996
PartnerLAW OFFICES OF ERNEST KIM1995 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaCertified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law2011 - Present
WealthCounselAttorney Member2011 - Present
National Association of Insurance and Financial AdvisorsAttorney Member2011 - 2012
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member1995 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Nature and Classification of TrustsWest Publishing Company1998
Matthew Bender publicationEminent Domain and Contamination: 'Just Compensation' for the Taking of Environmentally Contaminated Property1994


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of California - BerkeleyEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Seminar SpeakerTrusts, Estate Taxes, and ProbateN/A