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Steven J. Kim

Steven J. Kim

Practice areas:

Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family, Child Support, Adoption

About Me

We strive to offer large firm quality at small firm rates.  Each of the attorneys at the Law Office of Steven J. Kim has practiced and excelled in large firm environments, and we have corresponding experience to handle matters of every level of complexity.  We make every effort to ensure that your case progresses expeditously and efficiently.


We know how important your case is, and we work hard to be sure you understand your legal rights and entitlements.  We know that our work is directly tied to the welfare or your children, your family, and your future finances.  We work hard for you today, so you can focus on your future.  



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    27 years
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    27 years
  3. Child Support: 20%
    27 years
  4. Family: 20%
    27 years
  5. Adoption: 10%
    27 years



Hourly ($275-295/hour)

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lawrence J. Signore

    Mr. Kim is well versed in the area of Family Law and understands what his clients are facing. You will be well advised to seek his advise and counsel.


    Lawrence Signore Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Steven J. Kim

1188 Bishop Street
Suite 2710
Honolulu, HI, 96813-3301

Law Office of Steven J. Kim

23929 Valencia Boulevard
Suite 411
Valencia, CA, 91355





Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Certificate, Hastings College of Trial AdvocacyUC Hastings College of Law1993
Member and EditorUniversity of Hawaii Law Review1988
American Jurisprudence Award, ContractsUniversity of Hawaii Law School1986

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Office of Steven J. Kim2008 - Present
Per Diem Judge, District and Family CourtsHawaii State Judiciary2006 - 2009
PartnerLynch Ichida Thompson Kim & Hirota1995 - 2008
AttorneyCase & Lynch1988 - 1995


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hawaii State Bar Association, Child Law SectionMember2011 - 2013
Hawaii State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2005 - 2013

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Jaylo v. JayloPrevailed in Hawaii Supreme Court
Doe v. DoePrevailed in Hawaii Supreme Court
Hollaway v. HollawayPrevailed in Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals

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Publication NameTitleDate
University of Hawai`i Law ReviewState v. Smith: Hawaii Standard for Ineffectiveness of Counsel1987


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Hawaii, ManoaHistoryBachelor of Arts, With Honors1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Guardianship and Conservatorship in HawaiiGuardianship and Conservatorship2012
Motions for Summary JudgmentCivil Procedure2005