Meet Justin J. Kim

Justin J. Kim


Justin is an associate attorney with Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, LLP in the Irvine office.  His practice areas include civil rights and government tort liability, primarily representing the County of Orange, its various departments, agencies, and employees.

He was born in Jeju Island of South Korea and, when he was twelve years old, his family moved to Fullerton, California.  As the eldest son in an immigrant family household, he grew up learning to be unafraid of trying something for the first time on his own.  Justin reminds himself daily that lawyering is not about paper pushing, instead he believes it is a privilege to partake in people’s lives at their most critical moments. He takes great responsibility in pursuing excellence in his work while remaining resourceful and kind to others.

During college, Justin earned his B.A. in Communication Studies, with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication, and a minor in Biblical Studies.  Thereafter he attended University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Law.  During law school, he was Vice President of Christian Legal Society, Treasurer of Asian American Law Students Association, and a member of Labor & Employment Law Association.  He was also a Certified Student Practitioner with the school’s Non-Profit Law Clinic, where he counseled community leaders and nonprofit organizations on various nonprofit corporate matters.

In his spare time, Justin enjoys playing the electric guitar and plays for the band at his local church on Sundays.  He is also a mid-handicap golfer who enjoys playing with his father and friends.

  • Government Tort Liability
  • Employment & Workers' Compensation Law

  • State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association

(949) 864-3400
  • Biola University, 2015 – B.A. Communication Studies, minor in Biblical Studies
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Law, 2021 – J.D.
States Licensed to Practice
  • State Bar of California, 2022
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2022