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Sung-Yon Christine Kim

Litigation Attorney at Seattle, WA

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also known as S. Christine Kim, Christine Kim


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About Sung-Yon

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I began my legal career at Buckley and Associates in 1999 as a case manager, and later a legal assistant.  Inspired by my mentor, Mr. James Buckley, giving voice to individuals that could not be ignored in their fights against the insurance industries, I followed in Mr. Buckley’s footsteps and earned my Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oregon School of Law.  While in law school, I served as a senior editor for the Oregon Review of International Law, a member of the Moot Court Board, and a judicial extern for the Honorable John V. Acosta, United States District Court, District of Oregon.

 

I returned to Buckley & Associates as a litigation attorney handling personal injury claims fighting insurance companies that are reluctant to fairly compensate those that are hurt through no fault of their own.  I feel fortunate in being able to connect with and advocate for my clients, particularly based on my own experience of having difficulty communicating when I first came to the United States and could not speak English.  I also feel fortunate in being allowed to attend Trial Lawyers College in September 2012 where I learned from and became a part of a community of passionate and dedicated lawyers who are committed in the pursuit of justice for their clients.

 

 

 

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Licensed for 12 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Sung-Yon

Sung-Yon Christine Kim
675 S Lane St Ste 300
Seattle, WA, 98104-2942

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Posted by April | October 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Fast and personable service!!!
Back in January of 2012, I was driving home at about 11:00 PM when a car filled with teenagers darted out of a dark, poorly lit parking lot straight into my car. There was no time for me to react, and both cars had some pretty bad damage. Next day his insurance calls me and says they will split the "fault" with me by 20%, because I "failed" to make evasive maneuvers. What am I, a mind reader? At this point I told them I would consult a lawyer. A family member who had great experience with Christine had recommended that I call her, and she was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and empathetic to my situation. She was able to settle the matter completely with zero liability on me. I was able to get the full amount for repairs. Thank you so much Christine!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Buckley & Associates, PS, Inc.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Criminal Prosecution Clinic
  • Lane County District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Judicial Extern
  • Honorable John V. Acosta, United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Summer Associate
  • Bullivant House Bailey, PC
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Moot Court Board
  • University Of Oregon School Of Law
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Senior Editor at Oregon Review of International Law
  • University Of Oregon School Of Law
  • 2008 - 2010
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Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • N/A
  • 2012
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Yonsei University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Driver v. Driver
  • $48,968
  • Driver v. UIM Carrier
  • $100,000 (UIM policy limit)
  • Driver v. Driver
  • $34,971.68
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Associations

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Ranch member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney of the Year
  • Buckley & Associates
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Certificate of Appreciation
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 2010
  • Legal Assistant of the Year
  • Buckley & Associates
  • 2004
  • Excellency Scholarship
  • LG Corporation
  • 1995
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Buckley & Associates Staff Meeting
  • Ethics and RPCs
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (11)
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Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christine has the "it" factor. She is hardworking, dedicated, smart and a gifted trial attorney. I like her and the jury will like her as well."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Christine is a dedicated and hardworking trial attorney who has had great success as a young litigator and had worked in the legal field many years prior to becoming an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with her extensively on cases while we attended the Trial Lawyers College. She is the consummate professional, highly skilled, and dedicated. I endorse her."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Kim is a super star. She is compassionate about her work, thorough and effective."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christine Kim is a dedicated, intelligent, and innovative attorney who achieves wonderful results for her clients. She cares very much for them, and she is tireless in her work to achieve justice for the men and women she represents. I have nothing but the highest praise for Christine Kim's work ethic, integrity, and accomplishments as an attorney fighting for those who are injured seeking justice. Semper Fi, Patrick McLain"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christine is a superb lawyer and is both hard working and honest. Anyone who has been in an accident or suffered injuries would be in great hands with Christine as their attorney. Highly recommended!"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christine is smart, hardworking, dilligent and a zealous advocate for her clients. I highly endorse her."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Extensive preparation in litigation, acute knowledge of the law and the moxie to use her skills is what makes Christine (Sung-Yon) Kim a strong advocate for her clients and a winner. I highly endorse Christine as an attorney and a representative of plaintiffs in personal injury matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Christine Kim is an exceptional attorney. She is always prepared to do battle for her clients. She will continue to fight for her client until the opposition party concedes and does what she feels is fair and just for her client. Clients come first with Ms. Kim. Ms. Kim is a gift to the legal profession. I endorse Christine Kim."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is a fantastic human being and attorney who knows how to fight for her clients and win! I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In my time working with Christine, I found her to be someone who is extremely compassionate and has a deep desire to help her clients. I would recommend Christine to anyone who is in need of legal counsel."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is a dedicated and hardworking advocate. She truly cares about her clients and the justice they seek. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Other
"I met Christine at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. She is very creative and talented. Christine has a heart of gold and cares about her clients."
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Seattle Litigation Lawyer Sung-Yon Christine Kim
Sung-Yon Christine Kim
Litigation Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 12 years
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