HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Houston lawyer John Kim is showing an animated side of himself that might make most attorneys nervous.
A one-minute video released this week features a cartoon version of Mr. Kim and focuses on the litigator’s courtroom skills. Mr. Kim, who heads up The Kim Law Firm, says the ad reflects his personal style, one that takes his work — but not himself — seriously.
“Most lawyer ads . . . well they’re lawyer ads,” says Mr. Kim. “I wanted something that was like me – quirky and entertaining, but not too obnoxious.”
The video touts Mr. Kim’s ability to communicate
with juries and is based on surveys of his legal peers and courtroom opponents, who called him, among other things, “smart like a fox” and “an Asian Columbo.”
“The truth is I fight for my clients by emotionally investing in their cases,” Mr. Kim says. “I believe in being well-prepared and tough in the courtroom. But when you’re in trial, you have to connect with juries. And that’s a different skill set, one that I guess I have.”
The video can be seen on The Kim Law Firm’s website here.
A veteran in the courtroom, Mr. Kim is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and has earned selection to the Texas Super Lawyers list since it began in 2003. Although he concentrates on complex litigation for companies and individuals, he began his legal career as a personal injury lawyer. Mr. Kim is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by theTexas Board of Legal Specialization and has an AV®-rating from Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system.
The Kim Law Firm has recovered more than half a billion dollars for clients through aggressive litigation. The firm represents entrepreneurs, business start-ups, mid-sized companies, and established national and international corporations in everything from contract and complex business disputes to insider trading allegations, trade secrets and other intellectual property disputes. Kim and his firm represent clients nationwide in oil & gas litigation, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, securities litigation, claims of tortious interference, price fixing and other antitrust actions.