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Ji Min Kim

Immigration Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.7   31 reviews

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Ji Min Kim, a 1.5 generation South Korean American, received her B.As in Economics and Hispanic Studies, and J.D in Law from Lewis and Clark College (North Western School of Law). In the course of her studies, she also attended the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso in Valparaiso, Chile and studied international economic policy. Ms. Kim has devoted her legal career to the practice of immigration law.  Ms. Kim is fluent in Korean and Spanish.

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Licensed for 12 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/25/2022
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/11/2022

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

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Kai Law Group PS
2502 Tacoma Avenue S
Suite 100
Tacoma, WA, 98402

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
Posted by Abby | October 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring Attorney with Creative Solutions!
I first met Ji Min when I hired her for my initial DACA application. I was very skeptical of the program at first because I didn't like the idea of putting myself "on the grid" when I had no issues living in the United States, even without status. I heard many false information at the time as well regarding social security numbers and such. To be frank, I was scared. Long story short, because I didn't go to university right after high school, there was a gap I couldn't cover with school records to prove that I never left the United States between year x and year y, which was one of the requirements. To say that I was very panicked when USCIS hit me with a request for evidence is an understatement. But Ji Min remained calm and helped me brainstorm and find more evidence in creative ways. She encouraged me throughout this stressful period of trying to track down records from many years ago. In the end, it was my puppy's vet records that saved the day. Who would have thought? When I went back to her office to renew my hard earned DACA status, I was honestly surprised that she remembered me and the details of my case! After all, it's been two years and it's not like we kept in touch. That really showed me that she is not only knowledgeable in the law, but that she truly cares for her clients and treats their issues like her own. I am happy to say that I've been renewing my DACA status with Ji Min ever since without any issues. She is such a cool person, and I am grateful to have her counsel. Unlike some people who mislead you by offering less than legit solutions or who simply tell you what you want to hear, I always appreciate her honesty in telling me what's possible and what's not. Because I know that if there is a way, she will find it!
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Posted by Edward | February 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
One of the super lawyers in Seattle/Tacoma
I am forever grateful to have met Ji, she is the most professional and empathetic attorney. My case wasn't the easiest but she reassured me that she was going to do whatever she could to help. She handled my case very efficiently, she would always follow up with me throughout the case via phone calls. I highly recommend her as an Immigration Attorney.
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Posted by Ashley | September 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful lawyer. I highly recommend her
I can't even describe how much Ji Min helped us and how grateful we are that we found her. My husband had a very hard case . We went to many different lawyers and no one would help us until I found her. She's the best there is and she's a WINNER! After 5 long years of trying different lawyers to get a green card She is the only one that made it happen for us and very fast! She truly by far is the best. I recommend her to everyone We are forever thankful for her. She changed our life! Thank you so so so much for everything you do Ji Min !!
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Posted by Veronica | March 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service from an educated, trustworthy and respectful immigration attorney
Ji Min Kim is not only incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled, but is also caring and understanding. Since my wife and I started working with Ji Min, we have felt much, much more at ease about our ongoing immigration process. With her, it feels like we truly have someone on our side. I would unreservedly recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Shaun | June 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of top immigration attorneys in Washington State!
Ji Min Kim provided excellent service when helping us with immigration case EB-5. Ji is very thorough and professional. Also, she is knowledgeable, friendly, and a pleasure to speak to. She completed everything in a very timely manner. Overall, we are very pleased with her services and would definitely recommend her
Posted by Tsedenbal Ariunchimeg | August 24, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Immigration status
She was very honest and very helpful. I just wish I met her earlier and had my status figured out. Very respectful and professional. Highly Recommended.
Posted by Jen | June 26, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Immigration advice session
Ji Min Kim lived up to her reviews - she called me back quickly, was knowledgeable about my question and gave crisp, insightful answers that materially informed my decision. If I have another question or issue in this space I'll go straight to her. I especially appreciate the weekend availability for quick answers.
Posted by Laura | June 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, efficient, and knowledgeable!
It was a true pleasure appointing Ji Min Kim as my lawyer, she is extremely professional and knowledgeable, very generous with her time, keen in providing as much information as you desire to know and always available to answer all your questions swiftly. From the very first contact with her until my case was successfully processed, I knew I was safe and in excellent hands. I am not really experienced with lawyers but from what I hear its can be a nightmare if you don't find the right person. Ji Min Kim is not only an expert at the law, but is accommodating, warm and caring. It was a pleasure and I'm grateful that she worked on my case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2016
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Immigration advice session
It was good talking to you. You have advised me and explained me the process very well. Really satisfied with your guidance and had took proper steps after discussing with you.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2015
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Immigration advice session
She was fast and helpful thank you!
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2015
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Immigration advice session
Great
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2015
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Immigration advice session
She responded to each of my questions and gave me clear cut answers and directions for my particular situation. She also recommended that, for my case there is no need for me to hire a lawyer. I liked her professional evaluation of my situation and explanation in layman terms for some of the law jargon.
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2015
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Immigration advice session
Ji Kim is brilliant. Thanks for all your help
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2015
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Immigration advice session
She clarified my doubt's very well after understanding the issue I was facing! :-)
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2014
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Immigration advice session
Quick response. Very professional. Explained everything xlearly . Highly recommend.
Posted by Alice | March 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
One of the top immigration lawyers in WA state
Ji Min Kim really lives up to her excellent reputation. She is very knowledgeable about Immigration law and options. She was able to address my complicated immigration situation with clarity and explain exactly what needed to be done. She successfully was able to get my visa approved even when other attorneys that I had dealt with could not. She kept me informed in every step. Her communication skills, knowledge, and genuine concern for my situation were really top notch, the best! I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Amit | July 20, 2015
Very good, called me back, answered my questions
Call back was excellent. Should be within minutes of submitting my request. Heard me out and provided answers. About 2 questions she wanted to check more and called me back as promised after checking. in Short, seamless transaction, with answers to my questions. Thanks Ji
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2015
A wonderful attorney!
Ms. Kim called me right back and was absolutely great in listening to my problem re: my ex who was violating our parenting plan. She was thoughtful, attentive and very knowledgeable; she also gave me instructions and encouragement and that meant a lot to me. I would definitely recommend her. Thank you Ms. Kim for your patience and insight!
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Posted by Wendy | November 24, 2014
Brilliant
Ji Min Kim is an excellent attorney who got to know my husband and I as we went through the immigration process. She was very professional and also personable. Even though the immigration procedure takes a very long time, we got the outcome we wanted! We are both ecstatic to live together here in USA with our newly arrived daughter.
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Posted by Diane | July 18, 2014
Exceptional and skillful lawyer !!
Ji Min Kim helped me get my US citizenship in record time and was incredibly thoughtful with all aspects of my case. She made me feel very comfortable with the entire process. She is very professional and knowledgeable, one of the best immigration lawyers in Unite States. I would highly recommend Ji Min Kim to anyone with immigration issues.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Kai Law Group
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kai Law Group PS
  • 2011 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Kids in Need of Defense
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • MS Law Group
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law clerk
  • Center for nonprofit legal service
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Catholic Charities Legal Services
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Lewis and Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso
  • 2004
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Legal Cases

  • Vawa
  • Granted
  • U visa case
  • Granted
  • Washington State Adoption
  • Granted
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Associations

  • YMCA
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington State chapter)
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2011 - Present
  • Northwest Immigration Rights Project
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • El Centro de Raza
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • KIND
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Washington Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Elite Lawyer Award
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor- Immigration
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Mock Trial
  • Lewis and Clark Law School
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Lewis and Clark Law School
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Korean Women's Association
  • About U visa
  • 2014
  • Korean Women's Association
  • About VAWA
  • 2013
  • Moonhwa Journal
  • Humanitarian Hope in the United States: U visa and SIJS
  • 2011
  • Media Hankook
  • Immigration Q and A
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Career Development
  • F1 to H1B
  • 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association NW Conference
  • Adjustment of Status v Consular Processing
  • 2015
  • Technical Seminar
  • STEM and Visa Options for Scientists
  • 2013
  • M52
  • Family Petition
  • 2013
  • Seminar for Elders
  • Humanitarian Reinstatement and Family Visa
  • 2011
  • Jungbo today
  • Immigration
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (44)
Given (43)
Endorse Ji
Immigration Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ji Min is driven by a personal sense of devotion to her clients which causes to take every case she handles as a personal as well as a professional commitment to achieve the very best outcome for her clients. She doesn't hesitate to sacrifice her personal interests for theirs, frequently taking on additional work that she is not obligated to do in order make sure that the client's matter is handled in the most thorough and diligent matter possible. Anyone who puts herself in her hands is in very good hands indeed."
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Kim and I obtained a highly favorable result for our client. Half way through trial, the judge interrupted, took us in chambers and warned the opposing lawyer that he better settle the case ASAP and we did. It was a pleasure collaborating with Attorney Kim."
General practice Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Kim is an excellent advocate for her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend my own clients to her if they were in need."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. She cares for her clients and has a great depth of knowledge."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ji. A highly respected attorney in the legal community with a reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney and a highly respected one in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ji Min Kim is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show her commitment to serving clients very, very well. She is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Kim is a serious experienced lawyer. Her client oriented approach is important for all prospective client's to note. I endorse her."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is the best and most diligent immigration lawyer ever!"
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Other
"Ji Min Kim works diligently for her clients and is respected by judges, attorneys and clients alike. I happily endorse her."
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