Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
Orange County Bar Association
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Loyola Law School, J.D.
University of California, San Diego, B.A.
Christopher T. Kim
Christopher Kim is an associate in M&R’s Los Angeles office and member of the firm’s Commercial and Business Litigation Practice Group. In that capacity, Chris represents clients in a range of disputes in state and federal courts as well as at arbitration and mediation.
Over the years, Chris has handled all phases of litigation, from pre-trial law and motion and discovery through trial and appeals. No matter the allegations his clients may be facing – those arising out of alleged breach of contract, discrimination or harassment, wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, defamation, partnership dissolution and the like – they are in good hands. Chris is a highly capable advocate with an impressive record of success.
Prior to joining M&R, Chris honed his litigation skills at other California-based law firms, and before that as a law clerk for the Los Angeles and Orange County District Attorney’s Offices and judicial extern for the Honorable Gail A. Andler, (Ret.) Judge of the Orange County Superior Court.
Chris earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Before that, he received a B.A. in Communications from the University of California, San Diego.
Breach of Contract: Successfully second-chaired a month-long bench trial in which a nursing agency sought to reform underlying contracts between it and a hospital that were not signed by the proper entities. The court ruled in the agency’s favor, which allowed the agency to pursue claims for fraud and breach of contract against the hospital and its parent company.
Breach of Contract and Fiduciary Duties: Represented a shareholder of an advertising agency against other shareholders and the company for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duties relating to the buyback of shares.
Civil Rights Litigation: Obtained summary judgment in district court (upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals) on behalf of law enforcement officers in a case involving claims of wrongful arrest, malicious prosecution, and violation of First Amendment rights.
Civil Rights Litigation: Obtained summary judgment for a public entity and its law enforcement officers in a state court case involving claims of excessive force.
Civil Rights Litigation: Obtained summary judgment for a law enforcement officer in a state court case involving claims of wrongful arrest.
Employment Litigation: Defended a large public university against claims of racial discrimination.
Employment Litigation: Defended an event agency against class action claims for wage and hour violations.
Employment Litigation: Defended a high-ranking public employee against claims of sexual harassment.
Misappropriation of Trade Secrets: Represented a company against a former employee who absconded with confidential customer lists and product information to a competitor.
Premises Liability: Obtained summary judgment for a public entity in a state court case involving a claim for dangerous condition of public property.
Real Estate Dispute: Defended a company against claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duties involving a real estate syndicate.
- Sayta v. Chu: Are You Following the Requirements to Invoke the Protections of Code of Civil Procedure Section 664.6?Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) Report, Spring 2018