John H. Kim is a seasoned, respected civil trial lawyer who handles high-stakes litigation for international corporations and the most important case of their lives for individuals who have been injured by others. He practices in Texas, nationwide and internationally.
Mr. Kim has handled complex civil cases for businesses and individuals, including energy-sector litigation, antitrust, breach of contract and trademark cases. He also has handled many product liability, pharmaceutical and catastrophic injury/death trials, in addition to being appointed to MDL committees and as Class Action Counsel.
He received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law, where he was an ABA National Moot Court Champion, a member of the law review and received multiple honors, including Phi Delta Phi, Order of Lytae and Order of Barristers. He earned his B.B.A. in International Marketing from the University of Texas.
Mr. Kim is a member of the Planning Committee of the Center for Legal Responsibility, Texas Bar Foundation – Life Fellow, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors, Houston Trial Lawyers – Board of Directors, Asian-American Bar Association – Board of Directors, and State Bar Grievance Committee. He also is a Moot Court Adviser for South Texas College of Law and a member in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and a Platinum Member of The Verdict Club. He earned selection to the “Who’s Who in Energy” list of energy industry leaders in seven major U.S. cities in 2012-2014.
He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and admitted to practice before the U.S. Federal Courts of Appeal for the 5th and 7th circuits, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Kim has been active in causes he cares about. He participated in the tort reform fight in the Texas Legislature and testified for the Autism Society of Texas on the impact of proposed legislation regarding autistic children. He has also been involved in the proposed federal legislation surrounding the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
Certification — Personal Injury, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Bar Admissions — Texas, 1992
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Supreme Court
Areas of practice — Business & Commercial Litigation
Oil & Gas Litigation
Intellectual Property Law
Litigation & Appeals
Mergers & Acquisitions
Wrongful Death – Defense
Personal Injury – Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Accidents – Plaintiff
Railroad Worker Injury/FELA
Catastrophic Personal Injury
Medical Device Liability
— South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1992, J.D.
Phi Delta Phi Academic Honor Fraternity
Order of Lytae Academic Honor Fraternity
Order of Barristers
ABA National Moot Court Champion
Law Review: South Texas College of Law, Law Review
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1983, B.B.A.
Honors: Phi Eta Sigma Academic Honor Fraternity
Honors: Alpha Lamda Delta Academic Honor Fraternity
Major: International Business