Denise Kim, Heather Potts of Houston’s Kim Law Firm Again Named to Texas Rising Stars list

HOUSTON – The Kim Law Firm attorneys Denise H. Kim and Heather R. Potts have been selected for the 2015 Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s up-and-coming young lawyers.

Published by Thomson Reuters’ legal division, Texas Rising Stars honors the state’s top attorneys age 40 or younger, or those who have practiced law for no more than 10 years. Only 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys make the exclusive list each year.

Ms. Kim, a civil trial lawyer focused on complex business disputes, was selected for her work in civil litigation defense. It is her second year to make the Rising Stars list.

Ms. Potts, a commercial litigator with extensive experience representing debtors, creditors and trustees, was chosen based on her track record handling business bankruptcy cases. This is her fourth consecutive year on the Rising Stars list.

“The work of these two attorneys for our clients is always exceptional, so it is gratifying that they are being recognized once again – particularly in an increasingly competitive arena,” says John Kim, founder of The Kim Law Firm.

Ms. Kim’s litigation work includes cases involving construction defects, professional responsibility for financial professionals, products liability, insurance coverage and defense, breach of contract, trade secrets claims, oil and gas matters, and legal malpractice defense. She has earned a 100 percent dismissal rate in defending State Bar of Texas grievances for many prominent attorneys.

Ms. Potts has litigated bankruptcy plan confirmation, exemption disputes, objections to discharge, avoidance of preferential and fraudulent transfers, and has secured approval of complex estate property sales. Beyond bankruptcy, she also has represented clients in complex business disputes in both state and federal courts. Her appellate experience includes successful oral arguments before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Selections to Texas Rising Stars are based on peer nominations and extensive editorial review. The complete listing appears in the May 2015 issues of Texas Monthly and Texas Rising Stars magazines and also can be found at

The Kim Law Firm has recovered more than half a billion dollars for clients through aggressive litigation. Founder and veteran trial attorney John Kim has earned the respect of his clients and peers in Texas, throughout the U.S. and internationally. For more information, please visit