Catherine W. Kim

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Tustin, CA

Law Offices of Ernest J. Kim
 | 17541 17th Street, Suite 100
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: 949-975-1870
Fax: 949-975-1855
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (60%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%),
  • Elder Law (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Korean
Attorney Profile

Catherine W. Kim is an attorney with the Law Offices of Ernest J. Kim, which has four total offices located across California. An award-winning attorney with more than 22 years of legal experience, Ms. Kim focuses her practice primarily on estate planning, probate and estate administration. Ms. Kim obtained her Juris Doctor from the College of Law at John F. Kennedy University, and she has practiced law since 2006.

Certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by The State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Kim stays abreast of the latest changes to the law in order to provide her clients with the most relevant, up-to-date advice and counsel possible regarding their needs. In all cases, she treats her clients with the care and respect they deserve, and she has a unique ability to explain complex legal topics clearly and concisely.

Fluent in Korean, Ms. Kim is able to directly communicate with a broad clientele, and she has achieved notable success helping her clients protect themselves and their assets for the future, reducing the overall tax liability of their estates, and by creating lasting legacies for her clients' heirs and loved ones.

Recognized for her success as well as her impeccable professionalism, Ms. Kim has earned several awards and honors throughout her career, and she has published a number of articles in various publications regarding estate planning. Regarded as a leader in her field, she has also conducted numerous lectures and seminars across her region, and she has a driving passion for educating the members of her community about effective estate planning techniques as well as reducing probate fees and estate taxes.

Practice Areas

Estate Planning & Probate (60%)
Estate & Trust Litigation (30%)
Elder Law (10%)

Estate Planning & Probate (60%): Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts

Estate & Trust Litigation (30%): Will Contests

Elder Law (10%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Will Contests


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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Admitted: 2006, California

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
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Office Location for Catherine W. Kim

17541 17th Street
Suite 100
Tustin, CA 92780

Phone: 949-975-1870

Fax: 949-975-1855

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Last Updated: 2/20/2019

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