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 Korean American Bar Association
University of San Diego School of Law, cum laude (J.D.)
University of California, San Diego (B.S.)
Kevin Kim is a senior associate in M&R’s Orange County office and a member of the firm’s Commercial & Business Litigation Practice Group. Having compiled an impressive record of success at both the trial and appellate court levels (state and federal), Kevin is a sought-after litigator who applies a practical, problem-solving approach to help his clients achieve their business and litigation goals.
Kevin primarily focuses his practice representing individual and institutional clients in a wide-array of general and complex business disputes, including matters involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition. As a seasoned litigator, Kevin has represented and counseled the nation’s top financial institutions in consumer financial services litigation, including claims brought under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). He also regularly advises and defends employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including claims involving wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour disputes.
In addition to his vast skill set and expertise obtained through his extensive litigation experience, Kevin’s clients benefit from his unique insight into the inner workings of the judicial system acquired while serving as a judicial extern in the United State District Court for the Southern District of California, an intern in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, and law clerk for the Major Frauds Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California. Kevin has been recognized by his peers as a “Rising Star” in the 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers® magazine.
Kevin is a member of the Orange County Korean American Bar Association where he regularly volunteers his time at its monthly pro bono legal clinics. Kevin is also an active member of his local parish where he teaches Sunday school and organizes retreats for parish youth.
Breach of Contract/Fraud/Unfair Competition: Successfully obtained dismissal on behalf of national mortgage loan servicer of lawsuit seeking eight-figure damages for breach of contract, fraud, and unfair competition. Judgment affirmed on appeal.
Breach of Contract: Represented national mortgage loan servicer in a lawsuit filed by mortgagor seeking to extinguish a six-figure mortgage. Successfully obtained judgment of dismissal with prejudice, which judgment was affirmed on appeal.
Defamation: Represented a national medical supply company in a lawsuit filed by competitor alleging, among other things, defamation and unfair competition. Successfully obtained dismissal of defamation claims and lost profit damages for unfair competition.
TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act): Represented specialty finance company providing automobile financing in a lawsuit filed by debtor alleging violations of the TCPA. Leveraged debtor’s bankruptcy filing to successfully negotiate a favorable settlement and obtained release of claims.
TILA (Truth in Lending Act): Defended national mortgage loan servicer in lawsuit alleging violations of TILA and unfair competition and seeking seven figure damages. After extensive litigation spanning over 15 months, the trial court granted summary judgment in favor of defendants, including attorney’s fees and costs.
Wage and Hour Dispute: Represented franchise owner of world’s largest convenience store retailer in wage and hour action filed by a former employee. Following extensive discovery and months of settlement discussions, successfully negotiated favorable settlement for fraction of initial demand.