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Christian Tong-Song Kim

Criminal defense Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   15 reviews
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  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
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About Christian

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FORMER DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY DEDICATED TO FIGHTING FOR HIS CLIENTS. CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!

Since 1999, Attorney Christian Kim has been involved in the criminal justice system. While he initially began his career as a prosecutor, his experience there revealed a great need for dependable representation for those accused of crimes. Since 2007, Mr. Kim has served clients throughout Orange County to help them obtain the best possible outcome for their troubling situation. The Law Offices of Christian Kim offers free consultations to help clients examine and question the charges filed against them. No matter how serious the charges may be, you can count on their team to fight for you. Mr. Kim has earned a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and ranking among the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers. Don’t wait to get started. Call now for your free consultation.

Awards

Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
2019

Location

Law Offices of Christian Kim
19200 Von Karman Ave.
Suite 400
Irvine, CA, 92612

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jim | December 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr. Kim is a very dedicated and supportive attorney, and I highly recommended him.
Posted by Melissa | October 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent criminal defense attorney!!
Case results were unbelievable and Christian Kim went over and beyond my expectations getting my felony charge dismissed and no jail time.. He went over everything with me to assure I completely understood every detail. Very efficient and honest guy.
Posted by Quinn | July 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Amazing helped me through my case very good at communicating and all of the above a great great lawyer!
Posted by Shane | June 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy lawyer
I got a DUI in 2019 and was in a really tough spot for a few weeks. I shopped around and met with several lawyers because this would be a very important decision in my life. After meeting with Mr. Kim, I knew that I would be in good hands. Most lawyers are known to "ghost" you once you retain them, but Mr. Kim was always available for my questions whether it's by phone or text, even on the weekends! If you're on the fence or are looking for someone you can trust, look no further because he is your guy.
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I hired Christian for an expungement case. I was skeptical that I would get both felony expungements granted, not only did he make that happen but, he managed to do it did it in less then 3 months. I would highly recommend him. He was incredibly helpful and on top of it! Hopefully I won’t need to hire any more attorneys if I do he will be the first one I call.
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Posted by Casey | November 16, 2019
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A lawyer you can trust
Knows what he’s doing and he does it very well. He earned my trust at my first visit and did not disappoint me throughout the case. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Superb service!
Mr. Kim and he was absolutely phenomenal from beginning to end. He paid attention to detail and was very generous and helpful. I value very much what he was able to do for me. I recommend him highly! Mr. Kim is the kind of attorney that gives lawyers a good name. Thank you so much for all your help and guidance, Mr. Kim.
Posted by kim | September 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Really nice and helpful.
Really nice and helpful. There is a lot of experience and a lot of knowing. Whenever I have a question, I can answer the phone and reply in text. My case was dismissed.
Posted by Daniel | August 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you, Christian!
Christian provided excellent legal counsel and guidance during a difficult situation. He was well-versed, experienced, and knowledgeable regarding my case. Direct and honest about every possible scenario. He was diligent and efficient, responsive to all my questions and concerns, and advised detailed updates throughout. His preparation and approach yielded trust, confidence, and ultimately a successful outcome. I highly recommend Christian to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair and will keep your best interest at the forefront.
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Posted by Kathleen | July 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt and available for questions/concerns
Christian was prompt in answering both emails and texts. He explained the process at the initial consultation and his one-time fee was reasonable. He was available if we had any questions or concerns. He was on time for proceedings. I would recommend hiring Christian as your lawyer.
Posted by Mario | July 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Realtor
Christian Kim was recommended to me and I am extremely grateful that he was. From the initial consultation to nearly a year later when our case closed, Mr. Kim, was always on top of his game. He is extremely knowledgable, professional, and straight forward. He thoroughly explained and analyzed each possible outcome several times to cater to my needs. He went the distance and I never felt pressured or that wasting his time. He a true professional and he is respected by others in the court room.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2019
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Great Attorney
Christian was very helpful and understanding. I was pretty scared when I called him and he was very patient and sympathetic. He walked me through everything I needed to do and he always came prepared to court. He got great results for me and I can’t thank him enough! Definitely recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks so Much
Was very detailed, easy to work with and went above and beyond in all areas needed. Thanks for everything.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Christian is a great attorney who was very clear and had an attack plan on getting me out of my jam. This was probably one of the most complicated cases and the end result was good. I would highly recommend him and his rate is fair. Christian is very professional and sympathetic. He answered questions very quickly and I could get a hold of him anytime. I am very thankful for his services!
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Posted by Minkyum | December 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mr.
Christian was extremely helpful through every process of my case. He was able to get my case dismissed entirely. He was always quick to respond to my emails and always had answers. I would recommend Christian to anyone who is in need of a criminal defense attorney.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Law Offices of Christian Kim
  • 2007 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Orange County District Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Senior Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 1999

Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • law
  • N/A
  • California St Univ Long Beach
  • undergraduate
  • N/A

Associations

  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • Korean

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Community Law School
  • What to Expect If I am Arrested for a DUI
  • 2012
  • Community Law School
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Endorse Christian
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christian is ethical, kind, knowledgeable, and the best criminal defense attorney I know. I full-heartedly endorse this attorney, he's the best there is in the business."
Drug Crime Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney without reservations. Outstanding, dedicated, perseverant criminal lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an outstanding trial attorney with several years of experience. We recently handled a life case with double strikes and his performance impressed me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I knew Christian when he worked for the L.A. County District Attorney's office. He is an outstanding advocate, and I wouldn't hesitate to send him clients because I'd know they were well-taken care of."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christian is a hard-working and well-respected Criminal Defense attorney in Orange County. He is a former District Attorney and is well-versed in the intricacies of the criminal justice system. I have referred him numerous cases and would not hesitate to do so again in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Christian a few years ago, and was very impressed with his credentials (over 8 years working as a D.A. in Orange County). I always refer any criminal defense matters that come my way to him, and he has given all of my clients the best services and turns them into raving fans."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Christian for the last few years and he is an exception criminal defense attorney and I refer people needing his services to him. Christian is honest, experienced and hard working and he was a former district attorney."
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Irvine Criminal defense Lawyer Christian Tong-Song Kim
Christian Tong-Song Kim
Criminal defense Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 24 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available