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Kenneth Wonsup Chung

Business Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Business
    40%
    Business litigation and transactions.

    30 years

  2. Employment and labor
    30%
    Wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims.

    30 years

  3. Real estate
    30%
    Real estate litigation and transactions, Non-Disclosure claims, Breach of Purchase Agreement and Lease Claims.

    30 years

Kenneth W. Chung is an experienced business litigator and trial attorney. He is also very proficient in handling a variety of business transactions. Mr. Chung's business law experience includes real estate, corporate, contract, warranty, products liability, intellectual property, collections and employment issues. In addition to his skills as a transactional attorney, Mr. Chung's aggressive yet thoughtful approach to arbitrations and trials, has distinguished himself as a successful litigator and advocate, in both the courtroom and the office. He has consistently been recognized as a Superlawyer by California Superlawyers. Mr. Chung counsels and represents a variety of businesses including prestigious multi-national corporations, publicly traded companies, emerging private businesses and individuals.

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Location

Kring & Chung, LLP
38 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA, 92606

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Reviews

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Posted by Bryan | May 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney - highly recommended!!
Kenneth Chung is an outstanding attorney and I would highly recommend him. The first time I spoke to Kenneth Chung was over the phone. I was greeted with the utmost courtesy, care, and attention. He was very patient as he listened to me, asking clarifying questions to really understand my problem. He showed interest in my case and spent almost an hour with me on the phone. I've spoken to a couple attorneys before him and they wouldn't give me the time of day. Kenneth is the opposite! I can tell right away he was not about money. He genuinely wanted to help me and guided me through how the case and process would go if we pursued litigation. He was extremely knowledgeable about the law and made me feel so comfortable within the first 15 minutes of talking to him. Because of this, I hired Kenneth to help me with my case. I came into his office and sat with him for over an hour as we discussed my case in more detail. Kenneth actively took notes. Throughout the case, Kenneth was highly responsive, answering emails almost immediately. His attitude did not change from before and after I signed on with his services, which is a fear of many consumers (people being nice to sell their business and change after you commit). Kenneth continued to display professionalism, care, and attention throughout the case. He treated my case with urgency, much quicker response times than I expected. His email communication are so well written, descriptive at every step, and contained all the needed information (including attachments) for me to review. At a pivotal time in the case, Kenneth was very transparent with the challenges I would face if we kept going. He is the most HONEST attorney I've even seen. Often times, you hear stories about crooked or money hungry lawyers. I can assure you Kenneth is NOT one of them. He was there to help me and I had 100% trust in him. He never pushed or rushed me to make a decision and have always provided me pros and cons of each option I may take, giving me full understanding of the cost, benefits, and consequences of each path. When the case was over, any unused portion of the retainer fee was refunded to me immediately. I can't say enough about genuine and friendly Kenneth is. Such a professional guy and a great person to work with. Again, Kenneth is not about money but helping people. He didn't charge me some of the time he spent helping me which was huge! I recommend Kenneth Chung to anyone seeking help. You can trust him. He is a good guy and will take care of you. You won't be disappointed. I'll use him again when I need legal advice and would recommend him to all my friends and family.
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Posted by Timothy Cabebe | May 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A true principal!
Mr. Chung is one of the finest attorneys you will find. I was in a position to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars. I had talked to three other attorneys before talking with Mr. Chung. One of the other attorneys told me I could win my case, however, I was in a defensive position. Mr. Chung and I had a very well paced conversation about my case. At one point during our talk he felt I needed a more elaborate explanation of a pertinent point he was explaining to me. He politely paused our progress in the talk, and explained in more detail his concern. As it turns I could pursue my case from a positive position rather than defensive. What a huge thing for me! He knows what the opposition will be using against you and can consult you as to the correct approach in your concern. I totally recommend this man to all entities, small or single like me, you will have comfort knowing he is there for you. If you read this, give him a call. You will be happy you did!
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Posted by Max | June 3, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kenneth Chung of Kring & Chung Attorneys, LLP
Mr. Kenneth Chung was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable! He truly cared about the situation I was in and did not count every minute but was concerned about a positive outcome rather than billing. Not to mention, he really understood the legal issues relating the problem I was facing and helped me successfully navigate through some difficult waters. Responsive, knowledgeable and reasonable rates are among his qualities. I'll keep his contact information handy!
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2015
Outstanding attorney!
I called Mr. Kenneth Chung on a Monday- I was pleasantly surprised that he took the time to listen to my problem for almost half an hour. My initial impression of him was that he was attentive and extremely knowledgeable. I then made an appointment to meet with him the following day. I brought the necessary documents and gave him a detailed account of the matter at hand. He was just as attentive in person- he listened and asked questions to get a clear understanding of the problem. His expertise in real estate, business, and the law was abundantly clear. He evaluated the facts and told us that the first thing was to send a letter to the opposing parties, and then informed us of the possible results we could expect. Imagine my utter surprise and astonishment when he emailed me a draft of the letter the very next day - a comprehensive, detailed, eloquent and strongly worded 9 page letter demanding termination of the contract, to be acknowledged and replied within 7 days. That same day I emailed him a few times, to which he responded promptly to each inquiry. On the 7th day I received an email of the termination agreement from Mr. Chung, which the opposing parties had signed. The huge burden had been lifted thanks to Mr. Chung, and we couldn't be more satisfied with the results. From the beginning, he listened and effectively assessed the situation. He charged me a more than fair flat rate, and we didn't incur any additional charges. If you're looking for a trustworthy, efficient, diligent, and knowledgeable attorney, I would highly recommend, without hesitation, Mr. Kenneth Chung. As an added bonus, he's fluent in Korean. I'm not one to write reviews, and as a matter of fact this is my first time ever posting a review, but I thought that this merits one. If I could give Kenneth Chung more than 5 stars, I absolutely would!
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Posted by Choi | May 15, 2012
Excellent litigation attorney
Our company was represented by Mr. Chung in a very important lawsuit for our company. We received excellent legal service and are very thankful to Mr. Chung and his law firm for getting us a excellent result. Our company will continue to ask for Mr. Chung's representation on future legal issues.
Posted by linda | April 30, 2012
expedientl & efficentive
Mr. Chung got right to the issue, didn't try to complicate the matter to make a big case of it- straightforward and got immediate results by writing an effective, knowledgeable letter to the opposing party and giving them 10 days to comply. And the opossing party, they did comply- when my previous attorney had been ignored by this opposition. Mr Chung didn't make a federal case of issue, sought the simplest and most reasonable and cost effective solution first.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2012
I would highly recommend Mr. Chung.
My company hired Mr. Chung to handle a very significant contract lawsuit against our company. I was very impressed with his legal knowledge, aggressiveness and professionalism. Mr. Chung worked very hard in obtaining a great result for our company. I would strongly recommend Mr. Chung and his law firm to anyone who is looking for an excellent attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sr. Partner
  • Kring & Chung, LLP
  • 1993 - Present
  • Broker
  • Best West Realty
  • 1986 - 1993

Education

  • U of San Francisco SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • undergraduate
  • 1990

Associations

  • Irvine Valley College
  • Advisory Board Member - Paralegal Program
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association
  • Board of Director
  • 2005 - Present
  • Pacific West Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • California Association of Realtors
  • Realtor
  • 1986 - Present
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association
  • President
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association
  • Co-Founder
  • 2005 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • Korean
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2024 Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2024
  • 2024 Top Attorneys in Southern California
  • American Registry
  • 2024
  • 2023 Top Attorneys in Southern California
  • American Registry
  • 2023
  • 2023 Southern California Superlawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2023
  • 2022 Top Attorneys of Orange County
  • The American Registry
  • 2022
  • 2022 Southern California Superlawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2022
  • 2022 Top Attorneys in Southern California
  • The American Registry
  • 2022
  • 2021 Top Rated Lawyer
  • Avvo.com
  • 2021
  • 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers 2020
  • American Registry
  • 2020
  • 2020 Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • 2020 Top Attorneys in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top Rated Lawyer 2020
  • Avvo.com
  • 2020
  • 2019 Top Attorneys
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2019
  • 2019 Top Attorneys In Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2019
  • 2019 Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuter
  • 2019
  • Top Attorneys in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2018
  • 2019 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Marquis
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys in Orange County
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2018
  • 2018 Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • 2018 Who's Who in the World
  • Marquis
  • 2018
  • 2017 Top Attorneys in Southern California
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2017
  • 2017 Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • 2016 Top Attorneys in Orange County
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2016
  • 2016 Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • 2015 Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • 2015 Global Awards - Labor & Employment
  • Corporate Live Wire
  • 2015
  • 2014 Orange County Top Attorneys (Employment - Management)
  • OC Register / OC Metro
  • 2014
  • 2014 Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • 2013 Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • 2013 Top Attorneys In Orange County
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • 2013
  • 2012 Top Attorneys In Orange County (Real Estate)
  • OC Metro
  • 2012
  • 2012 Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • 2011 Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Law Review
  • USF School of Law
  • 1992
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Publications

  • Kring & Chung Website
  • What is "Cumis Counsel" and Do I Need One?
  • 2016
  • Orange County Business Journal
  • The End of the Cyber Squatting Goldrush
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Flame Broiler Franchise Conference
  • Employment and ADA Compliance
  • 2015
  • Various Real Estate Companies
  • Real Estate Transaction Issues
  • 2011
  • UCI Korea Law Center
  • Korean American Legal Issues
  • 2010
  • OC KABA 2nd Annual Community Law School
  • Lease Transaction Issues
  • 2007
  • Annual Harassment Compliance Training
  • Employment Harassment Compliance Training
  • 2007
  • OC KABA 1st Annual Community Law School
  • Real Estate Purchase Transactions
  • 2006
  • S.C.O.R.E. Seminars
  • Business Formations
  • 2005
  • Korean Investor Trade Association
  • Secured Transactions
  • 2003
  • Korean American Federation
  • Effectively Negotiating Commercial Leases
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Kenneth
Business Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Ken Chung on business, litigation, real estate and corporate transactional matters. His knowledge on corporate, real estate and business transactional matters is impeccable. He is also a smart and aggressive litigator. Most importantly, he is conscientious of his clients needs, means and goals. I would not hesitate to refer a client to Ken Chung."
Business Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure of working with Ken for over ten years. Ken has been a mentor to me. I have the highest respect for him and would recommend him without hesitation."
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Irvine Business Lawyer Kenneth Wonsup Chung
Kenneth Wonsup Chung
Business Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 30 years