Prominent Houston trial attorney John Kim is the subject of a recently-published profile in the Houston Business Journal that explores his entertaining life in and out of the courtroom and his proven approach to practicing law.
Mr. Kim, founder of The Kim Law Firm and president of the Houston chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates, is featured in “Face to Face with John Kim, Founder, The Kim Law Firm.”
The article describes how Mr. Kim, a Korean-American lawyer from Lubbock, Texas, has relied on the differences between him and other lawyers to gain advantages in the courtroom and in life. Mr. Kim discusses his education, his humor and how he competes for clients when the legal stakes are at their highest.
Some of Mr. Kim’s comments from the interview:
“You have to have courage to understand that 1. You don’t know everything; 2. What you do know may be wrong; 3. You must imbue yourself with critical thought; and 4. Be willing to accept criticism and the fact you may not be the smartest guy in the room. And, if you’re the dumbest guy in the room, you can take advantage of it.”
“I always knew I wanted to be a trial lawyer. I like to talk. I don’t mind an argument — I love sports, and I love to compete, and trial work is one of the weird things where you get to fight, you get to compete and you get to demonstrate sportsmanship.”
“Nothing beats hard work. That’s not only a Texas virtue; it’s an Asian thing, too. Part of it is insecurity. I don’t want to fail for my client. I don’t want to fail for the other lawyers on my case. There’s no excuse to not be prepared.”
Mr. Kim represents business and individuals in complex litigation and often is called upon to assist in significant courtroom cases on the eve of trial. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has earned an AV®-rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Kim also has secured a spot on the annual Texas Super Lawyers listing since 2003, and is a proud member of both The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and The Verdict Club.
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. Mr. 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.