Profile

David Kim

Employment Law
Business Litigation - Wright Kim Douglas, ALC
130 South Jackson Street
Glendale, CA 91205-1123
(626) 356-3900
www.wkdlegal.com


David Kim, managing partner of Wright Kim Douglas APC located in Glendale California is an experienced litigator and corporate counsel, concentrating in business and commercial disputes, real estate transactions, labor and employment, and complex family law. He has recovered substantial amounts on behalf of his clients via structured settlement and during trial. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Kim's background and experience was mainly in real estate finance, working for: Comerica Bank, California Federal Bank, and the Irvine Company. He has been an active licensed broker for more than 20 years and has transacted numerous residential, commercial and industrial properties throughout California.

Since graduating from law school, Mr. Kim has obtained over a decade of legal and management government experience. His prior government experience included working at: Orange County District Attorney's Office, and various Los Angeles County departments, including: District Attorney's Office, Child Support Services, Department of Beaches & Harbor, Department of Children & Family Services, Office of Affirmative Action Compliance (OAAC), and Department of Human Resources (DHR).

During his tenure at the District Attorney's office, Mr. Kim honed his trial skills by conducting numerous pretrial motions, bench and jury trials. Mr. Kim is comfortable in a courtroom and is an experienced, effective trial advocate. During Mr. Kim's last three years at Los Angeles County, he was the Risk Manager at the OAAC and DHR responsible for overseeing all aspects of Title VII (Federal) and FEHA (State) claims/litigation involving a workforce of over 100,000 government employees within 37 County departments. Mr. Kim was directly responsible for assessing numerous high risk claims against the County, working with the Board of Supervisors to reduce the County's potential exposure. Mr. Kim is experienced in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of claims, determining which ones should be settled and which claims should instead go to trial.

Mr. Kim was selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.

Mr. Kim received his Juris Doctorate from Western State University and his Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California. Additionally, he received the American Jurisprudence Bancroft-Whitney Award for highest grade recipient in Legal Research and Writing. Mr. Kim was within the top 5% of his class for both Trial and Advanced Trial Practice. Mr. Kim is admitted and certified to practice before all courts in the State of California, the United States Federal District Court for the Central District, Washington D.C., and United States Tax Court.