Effective, Efficient, and Assertive. We work hard for you today, so you can focus on your future.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Rated||Martindale Hubbell||2014|
|BV Rated||Martindale Hubbell||2013|
|Certificate, Hastings College of Trial Advocacy||UC Hastings College of Law||1993|
|Member and Editor||University of Hawaii Law Review||1988|
|American Jurisprudence Award, Contracts||University of Hawaii Law School||1986|
|Managing Attorney||Law Office of Steven J. Kim||2008 - Present|
|Per Diem Judge, District and Family Courts||Hawaii State Judiciary||2006 - 2009|
|Partner||Lynch Ichida Thompson Kim & Hirota||1995 - 2008|
|Attorney||Case & Lynch||1988 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hawaii State Bar Association, Child Law Section||Member||2011 - 2013|
|Hawaii State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2005 - 2013|
|Hollaway v. Hollaway||Prevailed in Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals|
|Manderville v. Black||Prevailed in Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals|
|Jaylo v. Jaylo||Prevailed in Hawaii Supreme Court|
|See all legal cases|
|University of Hawai`i Law Review||State v. Smith: Hawaii Standard for Ineffectiveness of Counsel||1987|
|University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Hawaii, Manoa||History||Bachelor of Arts, With Honors||1985|
|Guardianship and Conservatorship in Hawaii||Guardianship and Conservatorship||2012|
|Motions for Summary Judgment||Civil Procedure||2005|
Posted by Hector
To sum up my personal experience with Steve: I was wrongfully accused of abusing my daughter by my ex and thanks to these committed individuals, I was not only exonerated of these false allegations but Steven went above and beyond to clear my name by finding crucial facts and fighting hard for me in and outside of court. I would recommend this office to any father (or mother) struggling in Family court and fighting for the TRUTH. Make no mistake, this office provides exceptional work and does not settle for anything less than average, every penny spent is worth their quality work.
Steve is a passionate and caring individual. He is very investigative in his work, never confronting an obstacle without being very prepared and well knowledgeable on the matter through his exceptional research skills. Mr. Kim responds well to all e-mails, providing a very insightful perspective and takes a commanding charge for necessary next steps. I now consider him not just my attorney who I know I can always count on for any legal matter, but most of all a friend I can depend on to protect my family.
Believe me when I said, I can trust my life that Steven will look out for the best interest of my life and my daughter. Thank you for everything.
Posted by Maria
Our family lives in the Mainland, and we were in a desperate need for legal support in Hawaii when I approached Steve. It was a complicated family court case, heartbreaking for us as it involves a child. Steve was very accommodating and he and his team expertly represented us throughout the long court process. Very professional and strategic in his delivery, yet attentive and cared deeply for what our family was going through. Happy to report that the results were very positive, better than we can hope for. Our home is now filled with laughter, and we owe it to Steve!
Posted by anonymous
I called Steve to help me file for a divorce. It was a rush and he was able to meet me that day and help me get everything prepared right away. He is so helpful, knowledgeable, and kind. I've met with couple of other attorneys and when I spoke to Steve, I knew he was the guy that would do what is in my best interest. I highly recommend him!