Kyong Kim

Kyong Kim is Senior Counsel at Klein, Hockel, Iezza & Patel, P.C. ("KHIP") and a member of the firm's civil litigation practice.  Kyong's practice focuses on business litigation, labor and employment, real estate, and trust and estate disputes.  She advises corporate and individual clients in compliance and governance matters, and in all phases of litigation from inception through completion, including arbitration, trials and appeals.   Kyong has significant experience defending actions in federal and state courts involving business tors, employment disputes, unfair and deceptive practices, fraud, negligence, consumer claims, as well as will and trust contests, accounting disputes, breach of fiduciary duty and financial elder abuse matters.

Prior to joining KHIP, Kyong was a litigation attorney at the international firm, Holland & Knight, LLP, where she specialized in general commercial litigation, trust and estate litigation, and represented tech companies, individual and corporate officers, directors and fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and national charities.  Kyong started her legal practice at the NcNamara Law Firm in Walnut Creek, California, where she handled general litigation, personal injury, public entity defense and employment matters.

While in law school, Kyong externed for Judge Saundra B. Armstrong and Judge Claudia Wilken of the United States Northern District Court of California.  Kyong served as an editor for the Constitutional Law Quarterly, and was an active member of the UC Hastings Moot Court team from 2008-2010.

In 2008, Kyong received the David E. Snodgrass Award.  From 2016-2019 she has been honored as a "Rising Star" and honored as "Top Women for Estates & Trusts Litigation," both from the Northern California Super Lawyers magazine.

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Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Political Economy of Industrial Societies

  • UC Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2010, cum laude

admissions

  • California State Bar

  • Admitted to practice before all state courts in California

memberships and affiliations

hobbies and interests

  • Kyong and her husband own Fog City Java, the best coffee shop in Pacifica, California.

  • Kyong co-founded Seasalt Kids (www.seasaltkids.com), an eco-friendly kids swimwear company with her sisters in 2019.  Seasalt Kids is family owned and operated, and a proud member of 1% for the Plant.

  • Kyong enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, films and fashion.