Daniel Kim

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Costa Mesa, CA

The Law Offices of Daniel Kim
 | 611 Anton Blvd., Suite 925
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-790-3519
Fax: 714-551-9551
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Korean
Attorney Profile

The founder of his eponymous California law firm and fluent in both English and Korean, Daniel Kim focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. With offices in Anaheim, Costa Mesa and Beverly Hills, he represents people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Kim is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Most of the cases that Mr. Kim has worked on have involved truck and other motor vehicle crashes, but his experience has also included auto-pedestrian accidents. During his career, he has been able to obtain well over $120 million in jury awards and negotiated settlements on behalf of his clients, and this has earned him the respect of his colleagues. The recipient of both an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, Mr. Kim has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. In addition, he is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Kim served his country with distinction as a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, where he was stationed in South Korea and Iraq. His undergraduate education was obtained at the University of Maryland, and he majored in business management before receiving a Bachelor of Science cum laude in 2007. Upon his graduation, Mr. Kim was inducted into The Phi Beta Kappa Society. He subsequently enrolled at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2013. While in law school, Mr. Kim served externships with the California State Board of Equalization and with a judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
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Personal Injury - General (100%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2019

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About Daniel Kim

Admitted: 2013, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.usaccidentlawyer.com/overview/

Honors/Awards:

  • Daniel Kim has been selected as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 for California by The National Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil and/or criminal trial lawyers. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile., Top 40 Trial Lawyer Under 40 in California, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Daniel Kim has earned a lifetime appointment to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum of the Top Trial Lawyers in America. Daniel Kim is now nationally recognized as a member of this highly esteemed organization, where few than 1% of civil attorneys are admitted.  , Lifetime Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2018
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as the most prestigious group of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million-dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members and now Daniel Kim has been selected for this prestigious award., Lifetime Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2018
  • Daniel Kim has maintained a 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating for Personal Injury Attorneys from 2014-Present. Avvo is a national organization that comprehensively rates attorneys based on professional achievements and industry recognition, disciplinary history, background, and overall profile. This perfect score of 10 out of 10 is an exemplary indication of the high caliber of Daniel Kim’s skill, experience, results, peer evaluations, and client satisfaction., Perfect 10.0 'Superb' Rating, Avvo, 2018
  • Daniel Kim has earned for the 5th Consecutive Year the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, a recognition bestowed upon select attorneys in each state and each field of practice that stand out from the rest. Candidates are evaluated by the strength of the relationships with clients, reviews by such clients, and recommendations to the general community for the provided legal services., Client's Choice Award (2014-Present), Avvo, 2018
  • Daniel Kim has been awarded with the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, the golden standard for attorney ratings. An elite group of approximately 10% of all attorneys hold an AV Preeminent Rating, a designation trusted worldwide by buyers and referrers of legal services. It is the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards., AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • Daniel Kim has earned the Martindale Hubbell Platinum Client Champion Award, the highest client satisfaction award. Fewer than 1% of attorneys have achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s new award, recognizing only attorneys who excel at service declared strictly by clients. This recognition provides a comprehensive view of a lawyer’s abilities and services., Platinum (Highest) Client Champion Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • Daniel Kim has been selected as one of the “10 Best” Personal Injury Attorneys in Southern California by AIOPIA based on receiving the highest client satisfaction for his impeccable services. This honor is given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys., Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney in Southern CA, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2018
  • Daniel Kim has been named as an Attorney among the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. By virtue of the incredible selection process, only the elite few are invited to join the ranks of the NADC. Specifically, less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are members of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys”., Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC), 2018
  • Daniel Kim has been invited to be a lifetime member of Rue Rating’s Best Attorneys of America, an attorney directory composed of the top 1% of attorneys in America. This attorney directory is one of the most celebrated and respected groups of legal counsels in the country. Memberships are extremely selective, carefully screened and limited to the most qualified and accomplished attorneys in the United States., Lifetime Charter Member, Best Attorneys of America, 2018
  • The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is one of the largest and most respected independent business review organizations in North America, and their A+ rating is a fantastic testament to a business’s success and longevity. The Law Offices of Daniel Kim has received the highest A+ rating from the BBB due to its stellar reputation in the community., A+ Rating, Better Business Bureau, 2018
  • Daniel Kim has been named as one of the Top 10 Attorneys in CA for Personal Injury Law by Attorney and Practice Magazine. This invitation-only achievement is reserved for less than 1% of attorneys nationwide who have demonstrated the highest degree of excellence in their respective area of law. , Top 10 Attorney in CA for Personal Injury Law, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2018
  • Daniel Kim has been recognized as a select member of the nationwide group Lawyers of Distinction, an honor bestowed upon the top 10% of attorneys operating in the US based on their experience, case results, and outstanding achievements., Selected Member, Lawyers of Distinction, 2018
  • Daniel Kim has been handpicked as one of the Top 3 Personal Injury Attorneys in California by Three Best Rated based on reputation, history, lack of complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, reviews, and general excellence., Top 3 Best Personal Injury Lawyers, Three Best Rated, 2018
  • Elite Lawyers of America is a prestigious organization limited to attorneys who have won verdicts or settlements that exceed $2 million. Only legal professionals who have earned the prestigious award are listed on the Elite Lawyers directory. Attorney Daniel Kim exemplifies these standards, and the Panel is proud to honor him as an Elite Lawyer., Selected Member, Elite Lawyers of America, 2018
  • Daniel Kim is a Lead Counsel Rated Attorney, which recognition assures consumers that Lead Verified Attorneys meet the strictest qualification standards to include professional experience, peer recommendations, and a spotless disciplinary record., Lead Counsel Rated, Lead Counsel , 2018
  • Daniel Kim has been selected as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in Southern California by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, an honor given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys. Such recognition is given to those attorneys who demonstrate an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice of Personal Injury., Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney Under Age 40 in Southern CA, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOIPIA), 2018
  • The American Academy of Attorneys has recently recognized Daniel Kim as one of top 40 premier trial attorneys under the age of 40 in the state of California. This is a distinction reserved for attorneys who have established themselves through their professionalism and excellence in service. Less than 1% of the 1.2 million attorneys currently practicing in the U.S. are selected to receive this important and prestigious designation., Top 40 Premier Trial Attorney Under Age 40, American Academy of Attorneys, 2018
  • Daniel Kim has been selected as one of the Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers for California by The Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association, one of the nation’s premier invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 25 attorneys from each state within the motor vehicle legal field. Criteria for membership include the highest reputation among legal peers, the judiciary and the public., Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyer, The Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Daniel Kim has been selected as one of the Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers for California by The Trucking Trial Lawyers Association, one of the nation’s premier invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 10 attorneys from each state within the trucking legal field. Members of this prestigious group exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty., Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyer, The Trucking Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Daniel Kim served in the US Army JAG Corps for 6 years and was stationed in combat zones all over the world to include Bagdad, Iraq and near the 38th Parallel that divides South and North Korea. For his heroism and meritorious achievement, he was awarded twice with the Army Commendation Medal. As a decorated war veteran, he was also previously recognized as one of top JAG members in Asia Pacific. He gained the highest reputation among his peers of his battalion and brigade., Army Commendation Medal Recipient, JAG Corps (US Army), 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2013
  • Member, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA), 2014
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), 2014
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), 2014
  • Board of Director, Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA), 2016

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Bethel Church of Irvine

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Settlement - Auto vs. Auto - $700,000.00
  • Trial Verdict - Auto vs. Auto - $146,117.00 + Costs
  • Settlement - Auto vs. Auto - $250,000.00
  • Settlement - Motorcyclist vs. Auto - $1,500,000.00
  • Settlement - Auto vs. Auto - $400,000.00
  • Settlement - Motorcyclist vs. Auto - $2,100,000.00

Educational Background:

  • University of Maryland, B.S., Honors: Cum Laude (Top 10%), 2007

Industry Groups

  • 18-Wheeler Big Rig Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Car Accident Injury
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
Office Location for Daniel Kim

611 Anton Blvd.
Suite 925
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: 714-790-3519

Fax: 714-551-9551

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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