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Ernest J. Kim

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation 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 Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Ernest J. Kim is the principal of the Law Offices of Ernest J. Kim.  He focuses on estate planning, probate and estate administration, wills and trusts. With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Kim represents clients in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose. A certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by The State Bar of California, he has extensive knowledge and experience in estate planning law. He also has an Avvo “Superb” rating, and is fluent in Korean.

Mr. Kim co-authored a chapter on the classification and nature of trusts that many estate planning attorney use for reference, which was published by the legal group West Publisher in 1999. More recently, he has worked to reduce probate fees and estate taxes by informing the local community about various planning techniques.

A regular addition to radio shows when topics regarding estate planning are discussed, Mr. Kim teaches seminars to financial professionals and individuals throughout the state of California. Some of these seminars have been sponsored by companies such as the Santa Clara Korean Chamber of Commerce, the San Francisco Korean Chamber of Commerce, Merrill Lynch, New York Life, AXA Advisors and Prudential.

Mr. Kim is known as an intelligent, honest professional who is friendly, sincere, resourceful and compassionate when it comes to serving his clients.

At the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Kim obtained a Bachelor of Arts in economics before moving on to Cornell Law School where he graduated with a Juris Doctor and a major in business regulation and law.




Practice Areas
  • 60%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 40%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

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


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Ernest J. Kim

First Admitted: 1995, California

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  • Ernest J. Kim has been selected as a Super Lawyer by his peers for five (5) years in a row. , Superlawyers Selection ,

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 Ernest J. Kim

17541 17th Street
Suite 100
Tustin, CA 92780

Phone: 949-975-1870

Fax: 949-975-1855

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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