John Kim and Denise Kim Earn Repeat Best Lawyers in America Honors

Kim Law Firm attorneys honored for excellence in commercial litigation 

HOUSTON – The Kim Law Firm is pleased to announce that John H. Kim and Denise H. Kim have been selected once again for recognition by The Best Lawyers in America. They were each singled out for excellence in the commercial litigation category for the 2024 edition of the prestigious legal guide.

The Kim Law Firm founder John Kim has been chosen for the peer-review legal publication for nine years running. Denise Kim made her first appearance on the Best Lawyers in America list in 2020.

Over the past three decades, Mr. Kim has cemented The Kim Law Firm’s reputation as one of the most respected practices of its kind and a bet-the-company firm. The firm handles complex commercial litigation, including high-stakes energy sector cases, EPC, construction, trade secrets, non-competes, antitrust, contract disputes, patents and trademarks, and intellectual property, as well as high-profile personal injury, pharmaceutical and medical liability cases.  

Mr. Kim was elected as the Texas ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2018 for his trial results. He received The Sentinel of the 7th Amendment recognition in 2022. Most recently, he obtained significant results in complex litigation, energy, EPC construction, oil and gas, and oil field trade secret spaces, and has won or saved over $1 billion for his clients in the last 5 years.

“We pride ourselves on working with the same determination for both defendants and plaintiffs, and our clients and co-counsels will tell you as much,” said Mr. Kim. “We appreciate being recognized for the work we do for our clients by other attorneys who tread the same waters we do.”

Mr. Kim is an active contributor to many prominent legal organizations, including the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee, American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”), and International Society of Barristers. He is a trustee and immediate past president of the American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation and serves as a national board representative of the foundation’s Houston chapter. He is a frequent lecturer, adjunct professor, and mentor.

Prior to joining the firm more than a decade ago, Denise Kim served as a prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. She has maintained a formidable record of success in both civil and criminal matters. Her complex commercial litigation experience in energy, finance, insurance and construction cases includes products and premises liability, toxic torts, breach of contract and legal malpractice, as well as trade secrets and disputes involving the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

“We cover so much ground in regard to the kinds of cases we take on, and we take pride in providing the best representation for our clients, whether it’s an individual, a company or a law firm,” said Ms. Kim. “It’s an honor to know that our peers see that and took the time to choose us for this list.”  

Best Lawyers honorees are chosen through a rigorous selection process by legal professionals in similar focuses of practice through extensive surveys and confidential evaluations. For the complete list, visit

The Kim Law Firm has recovered or saved billions of dollars for clients through aggressive litigation. Its clients include entrepreneurs, business startups, mid-sized companies and established national and international corporations. For more information about The Kim Law Firm and its attorneys, visit