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Do Kim

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Law Offices of Do Kim, APLC
3435 Wilshire Blvd Ste 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: 213-320-1755
Fax: 213-232-4919
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007, 2012 - 2014
Licensed in California Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Rights, Employment & Labor: Employee
Languages Spoken: English, Korean
Attorney Profile

Do Kim is a passionate advocate for the civil rights and human rights of all people.  Mr. Kim is a civil rights attorney specializing in cases involving police misconduct, prisoner abuse, employment discrimination, and wage and hour in both state and federal courts.  Mr. Kim graduated from Harvard College with a joint concentration in Afro-American Studies and Sociology and UCLA School of Law, with concentrations in Critical Race Studies and the Program in Public Interest Law & Policy.  After graduating from law school, Mr. Kim started his legal career clerking for the Hon. Robert M. Takasugi of the federal district court for the Central District of California.  He then practiced criminal defense at the Law Office of Mia Yamamoto.  Thereafter, Mr. Kim transitioned to Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP, a civil rights, employment, personal injury, and human rights law firm, where he worked for approximately five years prior to starting his own law practice, Law Offices of Do Kim, APLC.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30%Civil Rights
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Americans with Disabilities Act, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law


8 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2007, 2012 - 2014

About Do Kim

First Admitted: 2004, California

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Asian Pacific Islander American VOTE, Board Member, July 1996 – September 1999
  • Korean American Democratic Committee, President, January 1997 - April 1999
  • Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance, Board Member, April 2015 – Present
  • Los Angeles Riot Emergency Fund, Founder, April 1992 – April 1993
  • City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Regional Arts Council Member, September 1997 – September 1999
  • The K.W. Lee Center for Leadership, Board President, September 2003 – Present
  • Black-Korean Alliance, Member.  June 1991 – November 1992
  • Asian Pacific Islander Police Advisory Council to Mayor of Los Angeles, Member, June 1997 – September 1999
  • Los Angeles Unified School District Instructor for Multicultural Specific Salary Point, Course Instructor, July 1999 - June 2000, 2009 - 2014


  • Chung-Sol Award by Korean American Coalition, 1998
  • Critical Race Studies Alumni of the Year by UCLA School of Law, 2014
  • The Nancy Mintie Public Service Award, 2002
  • Community Service Award by South Asian Network, 2010
  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans by the Soros Foundation for New Americans, 2000 - 2002

Educational Background

  • Harvard College with a joint degree in Afro-American Studies and Sociology

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles  
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Member, California Employment Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Member, Korean American Bar Association
  • U.S. Federal District Court for the Central District of California
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Office Location for Do Kim

3435 Wilshire Blvd Ste 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Phone: 213-320-1755

Fax: 213-232-4919

Last Updated: 8/16/2022

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