John H. Kim - The Kim Law Firm

John H. Kim

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016

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.

He has been named a Best Lawyer in America in the Commercial Litigation category by his peers. Recent past president of the Houston chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), he is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization – Personal Injury, and he has the highest rating of AV Preeminent in the national Martindale–Hubbell legal directory. He also has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list since it was first published in 2003 and named by that group as one of the Top 100 attorneys in Houston since 2013 and a Top 100 lawyer in Texas in 2015. And he was named a Benchmark Litigation Litigation Star 2013-2016 for accomplishments in general commercial litigation cases, as well as personal injury and product liability claims.

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.

Click here to read the Houston Business Journal interview with Houston trial attorney John Kim.

Additional Information

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
Consumer Protection
Oil & Gas Litigation
Nursing Home
Intellectual Property Law
Litigation & Appeals
Mergers & Acquisitions
Wrongful Death – Defense
Personal Injury – Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Accidents – Plaintiff
Products Liability
Medical Malpractice
Railroad Worker Injury/FELA
Securities Law
Wrongful Death
Catastrophic Personal Injury
Consumer Fraud
Commercial Anti-Trust
Medical Device Liability
Pharmaceutical Liability
Education — South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1992, J.D.
Honors: Phi Delta Phi Academic Honor Fraternity
Honors: Order of Lytae Academic Honor Fraternity
Honors: Order of Barristers
Honors: 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
Major: Marketing

The University of Texas at AustinBBA 1983South Texas College of LawJ.D. 1992
State Bar of Texas, State Bar Grievance CommitteeAmerican Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Houston Chapter,Texas Young Lawyers Association, Star Mentor ProgramAmerican Bar AssociationAmerican Association for JusticeTexas Trial Lawyers AssociationPetitioner’s Steering Committee for the Autism Omnibus ProceedingsCenter for Hearing and Speech

Office Location

4309 Yoakum Boulevard, Suite 2000
Houston, TX 77006
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation