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Ji Min Kim, a 1.5 generation South Korean American, received her B.As in Economics and Hispanic Studies, and J.D in Law from Lewis and Clark College (North Western School of Law). In the course of her studies, she also attended the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso in Valparaiso, Chile and studied international economic policy. Ms. Kim has devoted her legal career to the practice of immigration law.  Ms. Kim is fluent in Korean and Spanish.


Languages spoken: Korean, Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 80%
  2. Family: 10%
  3. General Practice: 10%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael E. Piston

    I endorse this lawyer. Ji Min is driven by a personal sense of devotion to her clients which causes to take every case she handles as a personal as well as a professional commitment to achieve the very best outcome for her clients. She doesn't hesitate to sacrifice her personal interests for theirs, frequently taking on additional work that she is not obligated to do in order make sure that the client's matter is handled in the most thorough and diligent matter possible. Anyone who puts herself in her hands is in very good hands indeed.


    Michael Piston Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jason P Benjamin

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Kim and I obtained a highly favorable result for our client. Half way through trial, the judge interrupted, took us in chambers and warned the opposing lawyer that he better settle the case ASAP and we did. It was a pleasure collaborating with Attorney Kim.


    Jason Benjamin Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Kai Law Group PS

9702 S Tacoma Way Ste 107
Tacoma, WA, 98499-4484

Kai Law Group PS

19929 Ballinger Way NE
Suite 101
Seattle, WA, 98155



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor- ImmigrationAvvo2014
Top contributorAvvo2013
Client's ChoiceAvvo2013
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2012
Mock TrialLewis and Clark Law School2008
Pro Bono AwardLewis and Clark Law School2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerKai Law Group2011 - Present
AttorneyKai Law Group PS2011 - Present
Volunteer AttorneyKids in Need of Defense2010 - 2011
AttorneyMS Law Group2009 - 2010
Legal InternLewis & Clark Legal Clinic2008 - 2009
Law clerkCenter for nonprofit legal service2008 - 2008
Legal InternCatholic Charities Legal Services2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
YMCABoard Member2012 - Present
El Centro de RazaVolunteer Attorney2011 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAttorney Member2011 - Present
Northwest Immigration Rights ProjectVolunteer Attorney2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2011 - 2012
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)Attorney Member2011 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
KINDVolunteer Attorney2010 - 2011
Oregon State BarMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Adjustment of statusApproved
Extreme Hardship WaiverApproved
Religious Worker Visa PetitionApproved
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Publication nameTitleDate
Korean Women's AssociationAbout U visa2014
Korean Women's AssociationAbout VAWA2013
The Korea TimesAbout U visa2012
Moonhwa JournalHumanitarian Hope in the United States: U visa and SIJS2011
Media HankookImmigration Q and AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis and Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Lewis and Clark CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Lewis and Clark CollegeHispanic StudyBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de ValparaisoInternational Political EconomicsN/A2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Career DevelopmentF1 to H1B2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association NW ConferenceAdjustment of Status v Consular Processing2015
Technical SeminarSTEM and Visa Options for Scientists2013
M52Family Petition2013
Seminar for EldersHumanitarian Reinstatement and Family Visa2011
Jungbo todayImmigration2011