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Steven Kim

Criminal defense Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   24 reviews

Licensed for 19 years

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Attorney Kim is a former Boston prosecutor and has been zealously representing his clients in complex and highly sensitive litigation matters for over a decade with impeccable results.  He attended Boston College and Boston College Law School.  Attorney Kim is also a former military lawyer,Judge Advocate, and war veteran.

Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice

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Licensed for 19 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 09/19/2022

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

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Law Office of Steven S. Kim
2001 Beacon Street
Suite 101
Boston, MA, 02135

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
Steven received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2012
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer
First time meeting Steven Kim I was in a holding cell for two assault and battery cases. I spoke with and to him explained to him how I was innocent and wrongly accused. From there on he didn't stop fighting for me until my name was completely clear. Couldn't have asked for anyone better to represent me.
Posted by Grateful college student and parents | April 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steven is the absolute Best lawyer: High Competency & Strong Ethics!
Steven is the best lawyer our family had the opportunity to work with on a case involving our college student. He did a stellar job for our son. He's honest, professional, smart, calm, patient and very throughout in his handling of our son's case. He's an expert in his field. He cultivated and earned excellent reputation in the Boston court. He is well respected by all the court officers and knows everyone in the court. He took the time to speak with us (parents, student) to get to know the case and to educate to us in great details the juridical process and different possible scenario for our case. He gave us sound advice and always respond in a timely manner (the same day, within a few hours even) to all our emails and phone call. He keeps his words and delivers what he promised. Furthermore, he does not try to oversell us his professional services which is extremel rare in his field. He's honest and actually looks after your clients' best interest (vs. trying to charge for more services). We were so impressed by Steven's high competency in his field and his strong ethics. Owing to Steven's expertise and experiences, the outcome of our college son's case is the best we could have asked for. We are so grateful and relieved. For these reasons, we recommends Steven to anyone who needs a stellar defense lawyer. Thank you so much, Steven!
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer You Will Find
Steven knows what he's doing. I recommend him to anyone who's still struggling to decide on an attorney! 10/10 communication, 10/10 compassion, 10/10 legal knowledge and 9/10 dance move!
Posted by Gonzalo | October 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best attorney!
Steven Kim was like an angel in the toughest time in my life. I sincerely recommend his service and support, he is the best in his job and a great human being, he know how to go foward with anything you need and I truly don't have words to explain how pleased I am with all the work he did for my case. HIRING HIM IS A LIFE-CHANGING DECISION. I completely recommend him. Flawless service.
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Posted by Maury Cho | August 2, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of a kind
Mr. Kim is an attorney for the people. Impressive from start to finish, I cant say that I've enco ih entered another legal professional quite like him. To quote another reviewer: "This guy is an amazing lawyer and I highly recommend him he's a savage in the courtroom." I'd improve upon that statement by clarifying that the man is New England's G.O.A.T.
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Posted by Syed | May 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thorough and swift
Attorney Kim gathered the details of my case, created a strategy and communicated that to me in simple terms. He told me what he's going to do, he did it and asked me if I was satisfied with the outcome. You don't get this level of full cycle service in the field of law. Please have a conversation with him before you make a move. You won't regret it!
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Posted by Ken | April 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience and professional
My son had some issues at school and the police got involved. He was issued a criminal complaint against him. As a parent, you feel like in the dark because we’re talking about my son’s future. Fortunately, I found Steven Kim. He was very experience in these types of case. He fought so hard to get my son out of a criminal complaint.
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Posted by Loudon | November 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Loudon - Professional
Attorney Kim -- Professional/Personable. Not only is he is beyond aware of the legal implications of your/my situation, he is aware of the humanistic characters that make a person. He fights for justice, what is right and honest. He'll tell you reality, he'll explain probability, he will go above and beyond to deliver. Attorney Kim was more than a blessing. He achieved the mere impossible and a truly just outcome. I could not be more thankful.
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Posted by Paul | September 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire him
Steven rescued me from a rough time in my life. I had a crazy ex girl friend accuse me of domestic violence and her two friends one male one female also told police I assaulted them. When I told Steven what happened he fought for me until the end and cleared my name. He is not only a great lawyer he’s a great man.
Posted by D Duncan | January 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lifesaver
Mr. Kim took my case and gave me great advice as well as was the key reason why my brothers and my case was dropped. Mr. Kim is very smart
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My mvp
I was in a really bad spot when I met mr.kim I had 2 charges against me, faults alligations being presented. I thought the world was falling on my head. Mr.kim assure me he had it under control and told me “ I never lost a case and don’t plan too” he read my case and told me what we we going to do and to trust him. Everything went exactly how he said it would. This man is a an angel in disguise. It’s simple, if you don’t want to go to jail and then see kim!! Stay bless hope this helps.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shoplifting case dismissed
Attorney Steven Kim is excellent, I got caught for shoplifting over $250 back in June, I was so nervous and scared. I contacted Attorney Kim, he call me back at the same day and provided me a phone consultation and able to squeeze me in to his schedule the next day. Overall he able to get the case dismissed. i am happy and lucky can find Attorney Kim to handle the case.
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Posted by Young | July 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Boston
Many friends used to tell me that you don’t need a lawyer unless you can hire the best of the best lawyers. To hire Mr. Steven Kim was the best decision in my life, among all the great decisions I’ve made. Life sometimes gets really tough and this time I was in complete despair and hopelessness; however, there was a hope, Mr. Steven Kim, who demonstrated the highest possible level of expertise, honesty, sincerity, respect, and especially power / influence that made a lot of differences. He pulled off an amazing outcome (thanks God), which few people (even some legal experts) imagined possible. The web reviews on his impeccable achievements (which i viewed before hiring him) was authentic, as I have become another witness to testify his greatness on this website. He is simply the best; the best lawyer in Boston, who has people, network, and expertise. He will continue to add and write up amazing miracles and stories in his own journal. Thank you Mr. Kim.
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Posted by John | March 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dismissed before arraignment
Arrested by Boston University's finest, booked and charged with MIP. Steven was able to work out a deal with the D.A. to have the case dismissed before arraignment. Great and professional to work with.
Posted by Joe m | July 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart Genuine animal of a lawyer
Mr Kim represented me on an armed robbery charge I was alleged of commiting. From the very beginning to the very end he was caring about my life and freedom and knowledgeable about his planned defense for my case and explained everything very thorough every step of the way. He was on point from the beginning. Long story short I was found not guilty on all counts and to top it all off there was a fine I was supposed to pay and he made that go away too. This guy is an amazing lawyer and I highly recommend him he's a savage in the courtroom lol. If you're in need of a good lawyer give him a call you will be satisfied.
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Posted by Carlos | December 23, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Confident Smart Very Good Judgement
I was an client of attorney Kim. It was the only time I've ever actually been to trial. I feel he gave me his best advice and he did an extemely well job. We came out on top and I really appreciate the time and effort he put in for me?
Posted by John | March 8, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy, and Genuinely Caring
I had emailed Attorney Steven Kim with the details of my legal matters to seek some guidance before I make my decision to hire. First, he was prompt in his reply, and called me just a few days later. He was extremely knowledgeable in providing me with some helpful resources. Most importantly, he gave me the good sense of trust and genuine care when discussing the details of my situation. His preliminary efforts in trying to help when a prospect is in need was greatly appreciated, and I recommend him highly. Thank you again for the help, and God bless!
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Posted by Greg | May 1, 2013
Outstanding, dedicated attorney
Attorney Kim reviewed my case and gave me honest feedback regarding the likelihood of how the judge would rule. He suggested what options I had and how each would, or would not impact me. He also did a phenomenal job keeping me informed of how things progressed outside the court room, going far beyond my expectations. He was available after hours and over weekends when any feedback or clarifications were needed. Additionally, given my circumstances I asked if he would be able to move my hearing date to an earlier time and he was able to meet that need as well. Steven Kim was a fantastically reliable attorney and I would utilize his services again if the need ever arose.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2013
Extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly!
I got into trouble for shoplifting and if I was convicted, I would be forced to leave United States altogether - the worst outcome imaginable. I have never been in court before and was fairly terrified of the process and didn't think that my public attorney would have time and desire to work with me when he got another thirty cases going on at the same time. After browsing the internet for reviews and talking to at least three other attorneys, I met with Steven. Even before I hired him, he spend a really long time explaining to me the legal mambo-jumbo from documents that I received and my options from this point onwards. Steven also responded to my calls and texts almost immediately and continuously answered various questions that came into my head regarding the case. That was especially nice since other attorneys I considered working with would keep postponing our meeting or would ask a ridiculously large fee that I simply could not afford (I'm a college student). Steven also has represented a client in a case almost identical to mine, so he knew exactly what to do. Steven Kim might look young, but as I have witnessed, he actually has a lot of experience working at Boston Municipal Court and a good working relation with judges, prosecutors and other attorneys. Steven was also very approachable, reassuring, and friendly. This whole process could have been much more painful and awkward for me if he was not so nice. During the pretrial hearing we got the outcome we were hoping for and after a year of probation and some community service the charges will be dismissed. I made a very big mistake and I am extremely happy that Steven gave me a second chance to get a good job or a more permanent residency status in the US.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2009
The best lawyer
First of all, I was charged with somewhat very serious issue that could jeopadize my international visa status which meant, I might have to go back to my country without finishing my undergraduate program. He simply got that serious issue fixed at the first hearing day. It really impressd me .I can't not find other word to describe him. He is the best lawyer I've ever met. I strongly recommande him if you are stuck in the serious issue. Thank you, Steven. You save my life!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Steven S. KIm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Captain
  • United States Army
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Partner
  • McLaughlin & Kim, Attorneys at Law, LLP
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Law Clerk to the Justices
  • Superior Court of Massachusetts
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Boston College
  • MA - Masters
  • 1999
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v John Doe
  • Defendant Not Guilty
  • Commonwealth v. Don Juan
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Suffolk Lawyers for Justice
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Korean

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course
  • Judge Advocate General's School, United States Army
  • 2008
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • United States Army
  • 2007
  • National Defense Service Ribbon
  • United States Army
  • 2007
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • United States Army
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Massachusetts Bar Exam Preparation Course
  • Massachusetts Consumer Protection Law, Ch. 93A
  • 2011
  • Bar Exam Preparation Course
  • Massachusetts Consumer Protection Law, Ch. 93A
  • 2010
  • Harvard University Criminal Law Symposium
  • Criminal Law and Ethics
  • 2008
  • Harvard University Criminal Law Symposium
  • Criminal Law and Ethics
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (5)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Steven is an outstanding DUI attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Attorney Kim for many years. He is an excellent attorney who is very knowledgable, intelligent, and cares deeply about his clients. Attorney Kim is a fantastic trial attorney. A good person to have in your corner. I fully endorse Attorney Steven Kim."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Kim. He has an excellent reputation in the legal community in his area of expertise. He is a highly experienced attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steven. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Boston Criminal defense Lawyer Steven Kim
Steven Kim
Criminal defense Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 19 years
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