Kim is a senior partner, focusing his practice in the area of workers compensation defense. He also has extensive experience counseling employers regarding overlaping disability discrimination matters, including risk avoidance. Kim's clients include:
The Best Lawyers in America, a highly respected peer-review publication, has selected Kim for inclusion to its list for Workers Compensation every year since 2008. Kim has also received an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating in the distinguished legal directory, Martindale-Hubbell®.* He is admitted to practice in the State of Kansas and before the U.S. District Court, District of Kansas.
He provides counsel and representation in workers compensation risk reduction, alternative dispute resolution and litigation matters at all levels including administrative, trial and appellate levels. He has been providing high quality legal representation as a workers compensation defense lawyer for nearly thirty years. Kim has built a national reputation for his defense of employers in workers compensation matters in Kansas. He has developed a defense practice system with unique tools that support each individual client’s business interests, characteristics and concerns.
Kim takes the time to communicate effectively and efficiently with his clients so they are kept up-to-date on the process of the Kansas workers compensation system, as well as the progress of their legal matters. His goal is to provide creative, cost-effective solutions to complex workers compensation disputes, while successfully maximizing his clients’ objectives. Kim applies creative solutions to minimize prolonged litigation, thereby ultimately reducing the cost of claims for clients.
He is a frequent lecturer on workers compensation topics nationally. Kim is a member of the Wichita, Kansas and American Bar associations and has acted as National co-chair of the ABA Workers Compensation Committee. He is on the executive board of the National Workers Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) and was the first Kansas Fellow inducted into The College of Workers Compensation Lawyers. Kim is also a member of the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel (KADC), the Kansas Self-Insurers Association (KSIA), and the Defense Research Institute (DRI).
Kim received his B.A., cum laude, in Political Science from Wichita State University and his J.D. from the University of Kansas. He joined the firm in 1983 and has served as the firm’s Attorney Recruiting Coordinator, Associate Training Coordinator and Supervising Partner for associate attorneys. Active in his community, Kim previously served for six years as Chairman of the Architectural Control Committee of the Huckleberry Estates Homeowners Association.
*AV® Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.