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Helen Kim Ho

Business Attorney at Duluth, GA

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About Helen

Learn Helen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    30%
    Incorporation and setting up a business; advising, drafting, reviewing and/ or negotiating all types of contracts and agreements; breach of contract litigation; covenants not to compete; government relations

  2. Discrimination
    30%
    Represent management and employees in discrimination lawsuits (race, national origin, age etc.); sexual harassment; wrongful termination; demand letters and severance negotiations; discrimination in contracting and business relations

  3. Employment and labor
    30%
    Counseling businesses of all sizes on legal compliance with federal and state employment laws. Employee representation. Drafting / negotiating employment agreements, severance, and personnel policies. Wage and hour disputes. Unemployment claims.

    23 years

  4. Family
    10%
    Divorce; Separation / Separate maintenance agreements; adoption and readoption; wills and trusts

 

Helen is an award-winning lawyer with a unique mix of international corporate law, and plaintiff-driven nonprofit law, experience.  Helen graduated in 1999 in the top 10% of her class from Emory University School of Law, where she received a full tuition scholarship.  She began her legal career as a Corporate Associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP in Manhattan, one of the largest law firms in the world.  At Shearman, she worked on initial public offerings (IPOs) and secondary equity offerings for clients in the internet, telecommunications and investment banking industries.  In 2001, Helen moved for family reasons to Houston and joined the law firm of Baker Botts LLP, another top 50 global law firm that represents Fortune 100 clients primarily in the energy sector.  At Baker Botts, Helen continued working as a corporate attorney but later transferred into the Litigation Department, where she focused on Title VII employment discrimination lawsuits.  

In 2006, Helen heeded an inner calling to use her legal skills at the community level and transitioned into full-time nonprofit work.  She moved back to Atlanta to join the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, filing a successful employment discrimination lawsuit against a major university on behalf of three Latina workers.  Helen continued to work as an attorney at MALDEF and other nonprofit groups, culminating in her founding the first civil rights nonprofit organization dedicated to Asian immigrants and refugees in the Deep South in 2010.  During her time as the founding Director of her nonprofit, she led and/or co-counseled federal employment discrimination lawsuits on behalf of workers.

​A sought-out speaker and contributor on issues of race, gender, and diversity in the workplace, Helen is excited to utilize all her experience to provide counsel and representation to companies and employees alike.  As the child of immigrant business owners, Helen is sensitive to the difficulties of navigating legal, governmental, real estate, and personnel issues that arise for many  businesses.  She will bring her high-level corporate skills to help companies of all sizes thrive, along with an understanding of the challenges that may exist for smaller businesses, and minority- and women-owned businesses.   As an attorney who promotes the civil and human rights of all people – particularly immigrants, refugees and women – she remains dedicated to representing employees who have been unfairly targeted for discrimination and harassment in the workplace. 

​Helen’s commitment and values as a lawyer are to be thorough, complete and timely with all work; to be transparent and honest with clients; to employ the highest level of ethics and professionalism; and to care deeply about you, your business and workplace.

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Licensed for 21 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/03/2022
State TX
Status Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative
Acquired 2001
Updated 10/23/2022
State NY
Status Suspended
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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HKH Law LLC
3331 N. Berkeley Lake Road, Suite 210
Duluth, GA, 30096

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Posted by Kevin | April 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional attorney who really cares
Mrs. Ho represented me when I was sued for alleged breach of contract / covenant not to compete by my former employer. Not only did she work hard to successfully settle the lawsuit which enabled me to stay employed with my current company, but she also cared a lot and made herself available to me during this stressful period of my life. It was clear Mrs. Ho had a deep empathetic connection with me and my family. I would highly recommend Mrs. Ho for any contract disputes. She was amazing!
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Healthcare Employee
Attorney Helen Ho gave me great representation in my employment case against a large healthcare provider. She listens to her clients and gives sound advice based on employment law and her personal experiences. I would highly recommend her to friends and family.
Posted by Jen | February 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Advocate!
I naturally tend to avoid conflict. I run from it in fact! When I was facing a difficult and potentially professionally damaging situation with my former employer, I knew that I could not navigate it on my own. That is why I reached out to Attorney Ho. She was able to express both the underlying and blatant concerns that I hesitated to share on my own. She was my advocate! She stood up for my rights as an employee during my entire severance negotiations. During the nearly week long process, Attorney Ho remained the calm in the center of the storm. She reassured and guided me each step along the way making certain that I was aware of as well as enacted my rights. By the end of the negotiations Attorney Ho was able to effectively nearly double the initial offer that I was presented with! I could not have done this with her!
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Posted by Jamie | February 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Business Law, Contract/Agreement
Helen is a very detailed, customer-focused, and professional attorney. She wrote up a corporate contract for me and addressed my specific business needs. I have also consulted with her regarding employment law. I cannot praise her enough, and will ABSOLUTELY work with her again and again. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • HKH Law LLC
  • 2017 - Present

Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Rice University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Associations

  • Korean American Bar Association of Georgia
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Korean American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Emory University Board of Visitors
  • Board Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Awards

  • Georgia Notable Power List
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • Civic Engagement Award
  • Clayton County NAACP
  • 2015
  • Women Making a Mark Awardee
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2015
  • Champion for Change Awardee
  • Cafe Mocha Radio
  • 2015
  • 25 Most Influential Asian Americans
  • Georgia Asian Times
  • 2014
  • Georgia Notable Power List
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Community Leadership Award
  • Korean American Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Power Women of Georgia
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • 25 Most Influential Asian Americans
  • Georgia Asian Times
  • 2013
  • Georgia Notable Power List
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Georgia Notable Power List
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2012
  • Bill Sorros Community Activist Award
  • Asian Law Caucus
  • 2012
  • Martin Luther King Community Service Award
  • Emory University
  • 2012
  • 25 Most Influential Asian Americans
  • Georgia Asian Times
  • 2011
  • Chairman’s Award
  • Georgia Restaurant Association
  • 2011
  • Top 40 under 40
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2010
  • 25 Most Influential Asian Americans
  • Georgia Asian Times
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Emory Law Journal
  • Comment: The Errand Boy’s Revenge: Helms-Burton and the Supreme Court’s Response to Congress’s Abrogation of the Act of State Doctrine’, Emory Law Journal 48 (1999), pp. 305 et seq
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Screening and Discussion of "One Last Cry"
  • International Women's Rights and Anti-Trafficking Issues: the "Comfort Women of WWII"
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Helen on several employment matters. She is bright, conscientious, thorough, and demonstrates excellent judgment. I am proud to have her as a colleague."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Helen is a leader among leaders, and I give her my highest recommendation without any hesitation. What makes Helen such an exceptional lawyer is that she is tough, relentless, and tenacious for what is right. She is truly a champion for justice and that what helps her obtain great results for her clients. I have the greatest confidence in Helen when I send clients her way and, best of all, she is a great person!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Helen Kim Ho’s clients benefit from her experience, zealous advocacy and true compassion. I have referred clients and friends to her over the years. They are always grateful for her advice and expertise!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Ho is a great attorney with substantial experience in labor and employment matters. She is also a wonderful advocate for her clients. I highly recommend Helen if you have a labor or employment issue."
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Duluth Business Lawyer Helen Kim Ho
Helen Kim Ho
Business Attorney
Duluth, GA
Licensed for 21 years