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Kenneth W. Chung

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Irvine, CA

Kring & Chung, LLP
38 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606
Phone: 949-261-7700
Fax: 949-261-8800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023
Licensed in California Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Real Estate: Business, Employment & Labor: Employer
Languages Spoken: English, Korean
Attorney Profile

Kenneth W. Chung represents clients in Irvine, California, as a senior managing partner at the law firm of Kring & Chung Attorneys LLP. He has nearly three decades of experience helping his clients resolve conflicts and reach favorable results. A significant portion of his client base is made up of people who are facing legal issues involving business transactions, real estate, products liability, commercial and corporate litigation, employment law, intellectual property and contract disputes.

Fluent in English and Korean, Mr. Chung attended the University of California, Berkeley, and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in business administration in 1990. He then received his Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1993 and became authorized to practice law in California the same year. As an outshining law student, he was a part of the USF Law Review. 

In recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Chung was honored with multiple awards and accolades. He was listed among the Top Lawyers by Orange Coast Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Orange County Register and The American Registry. He was also recognized by Marquis Who's Who and Lawyers of Distinction. He is a recipient of the 2018 Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and Global Awards by Corporate LiveWire. He holds a 10.0 “Superb” client rating on Avvo.

A native of Seoul, Korea, Mr. Chung is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, the Pacific West Association of Realtors, the Asian Business Association of Orange County, the American Bar Association and the Orange County Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He functions as the advisory board member of Irvine Valley College Paralegal Department and is the co-founder and elected president of the Orange County Korean American Bar Association.

The respect from his peers, judges and former clients has made Mr. Chung the most sought-after attorney. He is never afraid to stand by his clients’ side through litigation and has represented businesses ranging from eminent multinational companies to small startups. He frequently speaks and presents on interesting topics related to his field and is the author of a number of articles for prominent publications. 

When not lawyering, Mr. Chung focuses his time and efforts on serving his community. He regularly offers pro bono legal services to those who cannot afford it. He conducts many charity sports events to benefit poor children and was a part of Caterina's Club’s food drive, an initiative to supply warm nutritional meals to underprivileged children. 

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 30%Real Estate: Business
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employer
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Selections

13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

About Kenneth W. Chung

First Admitted: 1993, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.kringandchung.com/attorney/kenneth-w-chung/

Educational Background

  • U.C. Berkeley, B.S. - Business Administration (1986-1990); USF Law School, J.D. (1990-1993)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • California Real Estate Salesperson License, 1986
  • Pacific West Association of Realtors, 2020
  • California Real Estate Broker License, 1988
  • Pacific West Association of Realtors, 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Southern California Superlawyer - Thompson Reuters, 2011
  • Southern California Superlawyer - Thompson Reuters, 2020
  • Orange County Top Lawyers - Orange Coast Magazine, 2019
  • AVVO Rating 10, 2019
  • Lawyers Worldwide Awards, 2017
  • Orange County Top Attorneys - Orange Coast Magazine, 2017
  • AVVO Rating 10 , 2018
  • Global Awards (Labor & Employment) - Corporate Live Wire, 2015
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2016

Honors/Awards

  • , Marquis Who's Who in the World, Marquis Publication, 2019
  • , Lawyers of Distinction, Lawyers of Distinction, 2020
  • , Top-Rated Lawyer 2020 by Avvo, The American Registry, 2020
  • Top Attorneys in Southern California as selected by LA Magazine, Top Attorneys in Southern California, LA Magazine, 2019
  • , America's Most Honored Lawyers of 2020, The American Registry, 2020
  • , Top Attorneys in Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine, 2020
  • Honor reserved for biographees who have demonstrated leadership, excellence and longevity within their respective industries and professions., Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis, 2018
  • Top Attorneys in Southern California as selected by LA Magazine, Top Attorneys in Southern California, LA Magazine, 2018
  • Global Awards - Labor & Employment, Corporate Live Wire, 2015
  • Top Attorneys in Orange County, Orange Coast Magazine, 2015
  • Orange County Top Attorneys (Employment), OC Register, 2014
  • Top Attorneys in Southern California, Orange Coast Magazine, 2017
  • Top Attorneys - Orange County, Orange County Metro/Register, 2013
  • Top Attorneys in Orange County, Orange Coast Magazine, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Caterina's Club Food Drive, 2019
  • Kring & Chung Annual Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Orangewood (2001-2003)Kring & Chung Annual Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Hill View Acres Children's Home (2004-2006)Kring & Chung Annual Newport Beach Triathlon to Benefit UCI Women's Rowing Club (2001-2014), 2014
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association - Pro Bono Community Legal Clinics, 2020
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association - Pro Bono Community Legal Clinics, 2019
  • Pro-Bono Consultation through Orange County Korean American Federation, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Advisory Board Member, Irvine Valley College Paralegal Program (2013-2019), 2019
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Association, 2011
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association, President (2007-2008) Orange County Korean American Bar Association, Director (2007 -2011), 2008
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association (Member 2005-2020), 2020
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Office Location for Kenneth W. Chung

38 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606

Phone: 949-261-7700

Fax: 949-261-8800

Last Updated: 6/23/2022

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