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Wayne Lee Kim

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Fairfax, VA

4.9   75 reviews

Licensed for 17 years

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Practice areas
  1. Speeding and traffic ticket
    30%
    Driving while suspended | Habitual offenders | Hit & run | Reckless driving | Reckless speeding | ASAP violations | Severe traffic or speeding tickets | Call now for a free consultation.

    16 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    As a premier criminal defense lawyer in the great state of Virginia, Attorney Kim has been defending individuals accused of crimes since 2005. Call today for a free consultation and stop worrying.

    16 years

  3. Domestic violence
    25%
    If you have been involved in unwanted physical contact with someone you share a residence with, you are looking at domestic violence or domestic assault charges. It's paramount you talk to Attorney Kim immediately and stop worrying.

    16 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%
    DUIs are extremely serious in Virginia. If you've been issued a DUI, you will need a thoughtful and detailed DUI defense lawyer by your side, call Attorney Kim today to review your case for free.

    16 years

  5. Juvenile law
    10%
    Being accused of a crime at a young age can be a terrifying experience. As a parent, the situation is also difficult. Attorney Kim has represented juveniles for years and can help you as well, call now for a free consultation.

    16 years

My journey of becoming a defense attorney began in the Spring of 2002.  I had already had been accepted to law school and was to start at the University of Illinois in the fall.  My friend Aaron Otis and I were coaching inner city kids from the Northside of Chicago.  We had the opportunity to take the kids to a Christian outreach tournament in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago.  One can only imagine, the look on the other teams' faces when they saw our team of hispanic and black high schoolers being coached by a Korean coach and a half-Japanese coach.  

The tournament was a 2-day tournament so we had rented rooms at a motel between day 1 and day 2.  After day 1, I took four of my players to eat and afterwards we were heading back to the motel.  It was around 8 p.m., when a police car flashed its lights and I pulled over.  All four of my players, who were all black, immediately put their hands in the air.  This wasn't the first time I have been pulled over for speeding but I have never put my hands in the air when pulled over for speeding.  I, thinking the kids were joking around, told the kids to put their hands back down.  My kids response, "They are going to make us do it."  I laughed thinking they were joking.  They weren't.  Sure enough, as soon as my kids dropped their hands, the police yelled through their intercom, "Everyone put your hands in the air."  

Here, I was in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago with 4 players in high school returning from a Christian outreach tournament with our hands in the air.  I have never been asked to put my hands in the air before on a traffic stop and never have I been asked since.  

The first thing that the officer said to me was, "Why did I have to chase you for 4 miles?"  I responded that I pulled over as soon as I saw  his lights.  His response, "You saw me 4 miles ago and you started to accelerate and I had to chase you down."  My response was, "Don't you think if I saw you, I would have slowed down and if I was really running from you, why would I have stopped immediately when your lights came on."  

Meanwhile, the other officer was hassling my kids for driver's licenses.  None of the kids were even 16 years old and none of them had licenses.  None of that information, stopped the officer from harassing my kids.  As one might guess, the information that I was transporting the kids from a local Christian outreach tournament meant little to the officers.  

The lessons I learned that day will stay with me as I practice law.  It is what drove me to go into Criminal Defense.  It is what drives me today.  And yes, as you can probably guess, I did get a speeding ticket that night.  

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Licensed for 17 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/01/2022

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

Contact Wayne

The Law Office of Wayne L. Kim PLLC
10617 Jones St, Suite 301-A
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  75 customer reviews
Posted by Ryan | December 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wayne Kim is a superstar!
My wife was charged with a misdemeanor. The charges were serious but the situation was a bit odd and we weren't sure exactly what we needed to do. A friend recommended Wayne to us and we couldn't have been more pleased. Wayne was the consummate professional the entire time. From our first meeting with him, he was prepared and understood all of the angles of our case, both good and bad. He was patient and clear with what we needed to do, and he took his time to explain everything in detail so we understood what we headed into. This was the first time in this situation for both of us (my wife and I) and having Wayne there to coach and guide us was truly a blessing. My wife speaks Korean natively and English is her second language so it was huge for us that Wayne understands and speaks Korean. However, it was even more important to us that Wayne speaks Legalese fluently and was able to break everything down for us in such a way that both of us understood the full ramifications of the law, what we needed to do to form the best defense, and how our case would be looked at by the other parties involved (prosecutor, judge, etc.). Wayne made excellent recommendations for us and on the day of my wife's hearing, her case was dropped completely. This was absolutely the best outcome we could have hoped for and we are thrilled with the results. Wayne is an A++ attorney and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer for a civil or criminal case.
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Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2021
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Mr. Kim made sure that I was fully protected
I highly recommend retaining Mr. Kim. I was falsely accused of Battery & Assault. Mr. Kim made sure that my rights were 100% protected. Mr. Kim is very detail oriented and very knowledgeable. It is rare to find a good attorney and I'm thankful that I've found him. He is also very prompt to follow up and keep me updated. Mr. Kim always communicated with me and he stood up for my innocence. Mr. Kim fought for me in court and made sure that I was fully protected. Mr. Kim thoroughly understands the context of the case and always gives feedback. With Mr. Kim, I felt like I didn't have to worry about anything else. He will listen to you and will give you his feedback and if needed, he will start taking action immediately. I am grateful for Mr. Kim's legal services. I have already started my Expungement process with Mr. Kim. He promptly started getting the papers ready for the Expungement and I am now waiting for Mr. Kim's next instructions.
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Posted by CW @ Loudoun County VA | September 20, 2022
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Reduced my tickets. One of the best attorney!!
I am not one of those guys who write reviews but compelled to write after hiring and working with Kim. Initially Kim was hesitant to pick up my case but later considered my case after full review. KIM is exceptionally knowledge and highly responsive. He guided me detail steps and possible options. Regardless of my tickets outcome, I would say he is ONE OF THE BEST in Fairfax and Loudon counties. Yes, he got the BEST possible outcome on my cases and worth every penny! It is very rare to find an attorney like Kim.
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Posted by Wade | May 13, 2022
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Super Lawyer
Wayne was very easy to work with. He negotiated a reckless driving charge to a speeding ticket for my wife. That saved her from a criminal record and $$$$ for insurance. Very pleased with his demeanor and professionalistm.
Posted by Giselle | May 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Reliable and professional lawyer
I am very grateful to have Wayne as my lawyer. I have a speeding ticket and failed inspection. The result went exactly what we wanted. Wayne has been very patient, thorough, professional. He is experienced in the traffic law and he has great integrity. He takes the time it needs to ensure you understand the process and answer any concerns you have. I am very happy to find him!
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Posted by Maria | April 19, 2022
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Highly Recommend
Mr. Kim previously did a great job with my ticket so I asked him to represent my dad. My dad got a ticket for having an invalid inspection sticker and a reckless speeding ticket. He was able to get the invalid inspection sticker ticket dropped and reduced the speeding to Failure to Pay Full Time and Attention. Mr. Kim is so knowledgeable, patient, and honest. I had a positive experience and will recommend it to my family and friends.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Professional
Wayne was professional. I had a consultation with and he was very helpful. He had a complete and honest discussion related to my issues and provided various options. He was fair and principled. I will refer him without a question.
Posted by Rosty | May 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable attorney
The attorney provided wonderful customer service. He explains the law and the options available. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Kim reduced my speeding ticket down to a fine.
Mr. Kim is very knowledgeable and straightforward about what he can do for you. Thanks to his skill, he reduced a speeding ticket down to a zero point violation (a fine and nothing on your record). I didn't have to show up to court. I hope I won't need his expertise again, but if I or someone did, I can gladly recommend him.
Posted by Hashim | October 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic violation
Very happy with Wayne. Reduced my speeding ticket to non reported violation.
Posted by Leslie | August 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Handled my case quickly and professionally. Walked me through each step, and took care of everything. Made everything easy for me. I would highly recommend him. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Lucky to find him
I was lucky enough to find him at the right time, my tenant was trying to take advantage of my lack of experience and also the COVID situation and wanted to press charge me for an imaginary assault story she made about me, thank god Wayne was experienced well to provide all documents and evidence to prove the reality and take me out of the headach.
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Posted by D | January 31, 2020
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Saved my driving record
I got pulled over while rushing my in-laws to the airport for their flight home. The cop was a jerk and the ticket was undeserved. Wayne saved my driving record, got me down to no points on the charge. Very reasonable rate. Nice guy overall. I didn't have to go to court.
Posted by Arun | January 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Kim works with realistic expectations
I hired him for my speeding ticket. I was just unfortunate to get caught on that day as I was the only driver on the road that night and as I know the other days people drive around the same speed and I never saw anyone pulled over. Anyway, I saw the review and directly contacted him. After meeting and talking about the case for a while, he told me the possible outcome of my case I can expect and yes It did come out as he said. I was little bit upset with the court though since they still charged me fine that was much higher than the ticket fee itself, but still my points were removed that otherwise would show up in my driving record for 4 years, and that would make my driving record look very bad. Everyone makes stupid mistakes in life and if you ever happen to make stupid mistake in your driving or just unfortunate sometimes to get caught, I recommend reaching out to Mr. Kim. You won't have to regret your investment on him in the long term.
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Posted by Matthew w | November 21, 2019
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My terrible week days before my birthday!
When I got pulled over once for rolling through a stop sign I was upset, but when I got pulled over for driving 56 in a 25 I was furious! This was all days before my birthday and I thought the speed limit was one thing the cop said it was another (I was in a school zone and was not paying attention). So after this I called at least 5 attorneys and I went with mr Kim because he was honest with what outcome I would most likely receive. After 2 long months I have received exactly what he said which was a dismal and points reduced for the other (stop sign was dismissed and speeding was reduced to 9 mph over.). In general mr Kim is the guy to go with super knowledgeable and honest, he doesn’t try to overestimate the outcome he tells you bluntly what he thinks you’ll get whether that’s with or without him he even offered to give me advice for going on my own. If you’re looking for someone who is knowledgeable and honest as well as amazing at what they do go with mr Kim he’s the best hands down!
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2019
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A Life Saver!
I got clocked doing 98 in a 55 zone. I was charged with reckless and was facing jail time. I did everything that Wayne told me to do. He did not candy-coat anything. I followed his plan and came away with the best possible outcome. Wayne is a pro. His guidance kept me out of jail and prevented the suspension of my license. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Jay | July 3, 2019
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Persistent advocate
I was charged with reckless driving (criminal in Virginia) and failing to obey a highway sign. After several initial consultations with top rated attorneys that specialize in traffic cases, I chose Wayne to represent me in this critical matter, given the recognition of his professional excellence from peers and awards attained at a national level. After some research, I informed him of my intent to forgo one of the actions he recommended that I take prior to the hearing. Fortunately, he was persistent and firm in his advice -- and having complied, turned out to be the right advice and important in achieving the desired outcome. The case was reduced to a single, non-criminal charge of speeding.
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Posted by Andrew | May 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Hire Him - The man with a plan
Stop looking and hire Wayne Kim - he's the man with the plan. No BS, no overselling, no exaggerations, humble, yet well informed. Failure to Obey a Highway Sign - a 3 point ticket down to a Failure to pay full time attention - 0 points.
Posted by Sean | April 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wayne took care of business!
VA court messed up my court date and I was found guilty because I didn't show up. My License was suspended and so on and so on. I called Wayne and he re-opened my case and took care of business. He did all the work and I didn't even have to show up to court again. Thanks Wayne. Definitely would use him again.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Diligent and responsive
Wayne was referred by a mutual acquaintance and he was very responsive, explained the situation to me, and guided me in the right direction. Despite an initial setback, his persistence led to a much better deal and I am very satisfied with the service. Responded to questions quickly and kept me up to date on the details of my case. Reasonably priced and would recommend.
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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

  • Senior Assistant Public Defender
  • Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Fairfax Public Defender's Office
  • 2004 - 2004

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Northwestern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Assault on Officer, Distribution of Marijuana
  • DISCLAIMER: CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY A LAWYER
  • 2 COUNTS OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY
  • SEE DISCLAIMER: Jury finds Defendant Not Guilty on 2 charges of Assault and Battery
  • Assault on Officer
  • DISCLAIMER: CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY A LAWYER
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Associations

  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Korean
  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trials Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • CALI for Excellence in Sentencing
  • Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (22)
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kim does fantastic work on behalf of his clients. He will thoroughly prepare a case, and will advocate all viable theories of defense. I wholeheartedly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wayne and I once represented co-defendants, and with that experience I saw once again his high quality experience and capability for his clients. Wayne knows his way around the courthouse."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wayne is as good as they get in the courthouse and the courtroom. He knows how to deal with prosecutors, how to advocate for his clients, and most importantly he knows the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Other
"Wayne is an exceptional and highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Mr. Kim for over six years while in the Public Defender's Office. He zealously advocates on behalf of his clients and is well versed in legal issues. He goes above and beyond in each case and I would highly recommend him to any client!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"9 years of practicing law with 8 as a public defender is experienced plus. Knowledge of both criminal law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions. Client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wayne makes himself available to aid younger attorneys, and he has the experience to back up his advice. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer he is a true professional"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He takes the time out of his day to answer questions by those in often very unfortunate circumstances. I applaud his efforts to help people."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wayne is highly respected in the legal community and takes the time to give back to others."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wayne is a well-known and respected lawyer in the Northern Virginia area, even judges have a high regard for Mr. Kim. He is very knowledgeable and a skilled trial attorney who has handled the many serious felonies that have led to favorable outcomes. Clients can feel confident that Mr. Kim will fight hard for their rights. I highly endorse Mr. Kim as a leader in the field of criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Kim without any reservation - he is experienced in all criminal matters and works tirelessly but efficiently to represent his clients with the skills, insight, and abilities required to resolve complex issues while informing his clients about options and risks."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Outstanding criminal defense attorney who really fights for his clients. Great reputation in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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