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Michael Kim

Litigation Attorney at La Palma, CA

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About Michael

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       Michael Kim's practice focuses on litigation related to business, employment law and personal injury.

       Mr. Kim received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine and Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego. During law school, Mr. Kim served as an advocate for the indigent and homeless youth in conjunction with the University of San Diego Children’s Advocacy Institute. As recognition for his service to the disadvantaged, he received the State Bar of California’s Wiley W. Manual Award for Pro Bono Legal Services. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Kim spent many years in the technology industry, including working for Qualcomm Inc.’s Strategic Intellectual Property Division.

       Mr. Kim is admitted to practice before California state courts, the Central United States District Court, and the Southern United States District Court. He is also a licensed real estate broker by the California Department of Real Estate. Mr. Kim can be reached at or at 

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Licensed for 13 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 02/13/2012

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

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Avant Law Corporation
4 Centerpointe Dr.
Suite 330
La Palma, CA, 90623
Avant Law Corporation
2223 Avenida de la Playa
Suite 100
La Jolla, CA, 92037
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Posted by Jaime & Cindy | December 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Michael Kim, Our lawyer, Our Friend
Michael was very helpful, guiding us and explaining everything that was going on throughout the time our case was being resolved. Very professional and attentive to our concerns. Michael is the lawyer to call if your looking for a trustworthy lawyer thats not going to stop fighting untill you are satisfied.
Posted by Brian Huynh | July 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Chapter 13 BK
Michael Kim just helped my aunt finish her Chapter 13 Bankruptcy after 5 years , from start to finish. We had many questions along the way but Mr. Kim was kind enough to answer our questions and concerns without charging us for the numberous questions. My aunt just received her discharge and we are grateful for all the Michael has done for us. Thank you again Michael! We will definitely refer you to all our family and friends. -Brian
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2016
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Document review: Business contract
Michael was efficient, smart, and willing to do that little extra to make sure everything was covered. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Mutah | March 19, 2013
Napoleon from 2pac Outlawz
My name is Mutah Beale I was known as Napoleon from rap group called Outlawz put together by late rap star Tupac Shakur. My involvement in the music industry required me to work with plenty lawyers some of them great at what they do and some of them not so good at what they do but working with Mike and Paul I must admit they're are great at what they do not only that they do, I feel they have concern and is out for best intrest for their clients I feel working with Mike and Paul is more like family and friends they care more about results then money. It's a blessing working with these guys
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Posted by Susan | February 1, 2013
Overall experience with Michael Kim /avant law
I want to thank Michael Kim and staff for there professional work and caring in a very rough time in my life. They were always there for me with support and answers through this time.
Posted by isidro (sid | January 26, 2013
isidro torres
great team great staff 5 star team quick results with my case
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2013
Knowledgeable and trustworthy
Avant Law was proffesional and reliable. Michae Kim helped my family through a CH 13.
Posted by Michael | January 17, 2013
Solid Attorney, Real Person
Personally, I enjoyed being able to speak to an attorney like a human being, and getting the same in return. Michael Kim was able to communicate with me in a way that made the options understandable and clear. This is particularly helpful in situations where the matter is complex. Ultimately my situation was handled to my satisfaction quickly and painlessly thanks to getting Michael involved early. Never underestimate the ability for an attorney to get things moving in a stalled business matter before it turns to litigation.
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Posted by Mr. & Mrs. Michael Nay | January 15, 2013
We were very thankful for his knowledge!
He saved our house which we have had for over 10 years. We can't thank him enough. We were in unfamiliar waters and he was with us through it all. I would recommend him to any of our family or friends!
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2013
How Michael Kim helped me with my debt problems. How he responded to my needs and explained all my options in filing bankruptcy.
Michael Kim helped me understand all my options in filing for bankruptcy to finally put an end to my old debts. He explained fully and clearly all the possibilities and recommended some things that I should do in preparing myself to be able to qualify in filing for Chapter 7. It was a tedious process and lots of waiting time, but seems to be sensible and should helped me for approval once my papers are submitted in the court of law. I'm still in the process of waiting for additional income statements to complete the minimum 6 months salary span to figured out my income. In connection to this, I was having regular communication with Michael KIm and seems to kept both of us updated and aware of my income status before the beginning of actual filing. He is giving me advices along the way and gave me high hopes and assurance that I should be able to put this problem behind. I'm really looking forward to end this problem and Michael Kim is a very big part of this. I just can't wait for the time that we can actually file my bankruptcy and have a fresh start soon.
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Posted by Celia Valdivia | November 18, 2011
Talented Lawyer and Very Professional
I definitely recommend this lawyer, He might be very young, but he is more responsible and professional than other lawyers with more time. Other lawyers didn't help with my cases successfully and didn't even see there faces just there helpers. I seriously recommend Michael Kim because he always makes time to listen to every little thing about your case. He helped me with my backruptcy case, he successfully made my payments lower than I had to pay and I got to stay with my house. He is truly there to help you anytime any day. So whenever I have a problem with a case, He is definitely the lawyer im going to go to.
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Posted by Brian Huynh | May 24, 2011
Chapter 13
Mr. Michael Kim is an excellent lawyer. We knew he was intelligent and trustworthy the first day we meet with him. If anyone is ever in the same position as us they will be lucky to have Mr. Kim represent them. He made what seemed to be a hopeless situation turned around to save our home. There are no words that can express what he has done for us. If you have any doubts, don't, he pulls through. Brian
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Posted by Jason | April 24, 2011
Avant Law-Michael Kim Review
In late 2010, my family and I had to come to the decision to file for Chapter 13. Like many others I started a search on the internet to find a good lawyer. Through word of mouth I was put in touch with Hoffeman and Forde who in return turned over the majority of my BK to Michael Kim of Avant Law. From the moment I met Mike, he was 100% professional and focused a lot of time to my case. Mike, made the difficult process very straight forward which in return made my process easy. Mike went out of his way many times to answer questions and concernes that I had about my BK. Mike and his team went above and beyond to get things done for myself and family and for that I thank him. I believe you get what you pay for and in this case he was worth every penny! If your in need of a BK lawyer, I strongly recommend Michael Kim from Avant Law.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Avant Law Corporation
  • 2009 - Present
  • Administrative Hearing Officer
  • County Of Orange
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Legal Intern
  • Qualcomm Inc.
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • University of San Diego School of Law Child Advocacy Institute
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of California - Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
  • Yonsei University
  • E.A.P.
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Lawless v. Brear
  • Settlement in favor of client
  • Auto Accident Victims v. Insurance Companies
  • Settled in favor of clients
  • Stopped Foreclosure of Home
  • Clients saved the home
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Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Korean American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Korean
  • English

Awards

  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 2009

Publications

  • San Diego North County Bar Association
  • SDNCBA Attorney Profile: Michael Kim
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Internship Panel
  • Attorneys and Interns: Opportunities
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (5)
Endorse Michael
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Kim impressed me with his preparation and professionalism. If you are represented by Mr. Kim, I am confident that he will do an excellent job."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in legal community. Responses are clear and complete. Fabulous credentials. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of BK law."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael . He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an effective bankruptcy attorney who fights for his clients' rights at every stage of his representation. I recommend him to anyone looking to protect their rights against overly aggressive creditors."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Michael Kim, he is an honest, hardworking and knowledgeable attorney. I had the pleasure of attending law school with him, a great student and peer. He will fight for your rights and provide you a good understanding of the law."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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