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Jay Kim

Litigation Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Jay Kim, the managing partner of Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP, regularly represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of commercial litigation matters and has successfully litigated complex disputes to trial. Jay’s reputation in the commercial litigation area has garnered him accolades from the community such as a “Florida Legal Elite” and “Top Lawyer.”  He is also involved in the community and was one of the founding members of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida and its first president. He is currently a director of that organization.  He is significantly involved in The Florida Bar, including the Vision 2016 Commission, the Federal Court Practice Committee, the Annual Convention Committee, and the Executive Council of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section.  Jay is also a director of the Broward County Bar Association.

Licensed for 24 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP
One Financial Plaza
Suite 2001
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33394


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Kim Vaughan Lerner
  • 2005 - Present
  • Partner
  • Steel Hector & Davis
  • 1998 - 2005


  • University of Florida College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BA
  • 1990


  • The Florida Bar Board of Governors
  • 17th Judicial Circuit Representative
  • 2016 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Co-chair of Solo and Small Firm Committee
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Legal Aid Service of Broward County
  • Chairman
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
  • Chairman
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Korean


  • President's Pro Bono Award
  • Florida Bar
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Broward Lawyers Care
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Miami APALSA Luncheon
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Business Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jay Kim is a well-respected leader in the Florida legal world. Mr. Kim is both caring, genuine and honest. I recommend Mr. Kim for anyone undergoing complex business litigation."
Litigation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable and practical. Excellent advisor."
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Fort Lauderdale Litigation Lawyer Jay Kim
Jay Kim
Litigation Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 24 years