Joshua Lim

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Palisades Park, NJ

Kim, Cho & Lim, LLC
 | 460 Bergen Blvd., Suite 305
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Phone: 201-740-2953
Fax: 201-585-7422
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Korean


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    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Seoung (Joshua) Y. Lim is a partner at Kim, Cho & Lim, LLC, in Palisades Park, New Jersey. Mr. Lim practices business litigation, employment law, labor law and family law. He has experience with employment law issues such as unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment, and family law matters including divorce. He serves clients in Bergen and Passaic counties in New Jersey and the five boroughs of New York City.

    Mr. Lim has over a decade of legal experience and has helped many clients reach favorable verdicts and settlements during his career. He has represented workers as well as employers, and plaintiffs as well as defendants.

    The National Trial Lawyers association listed Mr. Lim on its “top 40 under 40,” “top 10 business tort litigation lawyers” and “top 10 wage and house trial lawyer” lists. The Supreme Court of New Jersey appointed him to serve on its Committee on Character and New Jersey Monthly magazine named him a “top young attorney.”

    Outside of his practice, Mr. Lim enjoys educating others within the profession, speaking at various seminars on employment law topics such as the Fair Labor Standards Act and federal wage and hour compliance.

    Mr. Lim graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. He holds licenses to practice law in New Jersey and New York and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

    Practice Areas
    • 10%Business Litigation
    • 40%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 40%Employment Litigation: Defense
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense


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    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2014

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    About Joshua Lim

    Admitted: 2004, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage:


    • Selected to be top 100 the National Trial Lawyers in 2017, 2018, and 2019.  Top 10 Wage and Hour Trial Lawyers selected by the National Trial Lawyers.   , Selection by the National Trial Lawyers
    • Dean's List, University of Minnesota Law School

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Justice Morrison Pashman American Inn of Court
    • New Jersey Association for Justice Inc.
    • United States District Court of New Jersey
    • United States Southern District of New York
    • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • New York
    • United States Eastern District of New York
    • Bergen County Bar Association
    • New Jersey
    • United States Third Circuit Court


    • Represented a business client and its principal who got sued in a federal court for alleged violations of FLSA.  The Plaintiff threatened to turn the claim into a collective action; however, we were successful dismissing the claims from the federal court by way of a promotion conference where we presented the law to the Court that it should be arbitrated.  , 2021
    • Represented a corporation and its principal that got sued for among other things assault and tortious interference.  We also filed a counterclaim against the Plaintiffs for tortious inference.  After conducting aggressive discovery, we settled the claim where our client pays no money to the Plaintiffs whatsoever.  In addition, we were able to have the Plaintiffs sign a statement that completely reflects the client's wishes which is to have the Plaintiffs acknowledge and apologize for what they did wrong.   It was a great result for the clients!  , 2021
    • Represented a client who was charged with a felony for fraud in a while collar crime.  We submitted evidence to the state prosecutor to convince him to downgrade the charge to misdemeanor.   After the state prosecutor downgraded the charge, we further convinced the municipal prosecutor to ultimately dismiss the charge with prejudice for lack of evidence.  , 2021
    • Prevailed on a summary judgment motion against a well known local restaurant in NY and its owner for breach of contract in the amount of $391.928.00 with interest accruing at the rate of 9% from December 24, 2019 which equals to $440,000.  In this summary judgment motion, we dismissed all their counterclaims with prejudice.  , 2021
    • Represented a commercial tenant against the landlord in a case involving claims such as fraud, unjust enrichment, conversion based on a provision in the lease that the landlord could only charge its tenants "actual expenses" she incurred in providing service for common area.  We demanded accounting, which the landlord refused.  As a result, we filed a claim and obtained a judgment in the amount of $134,520.65 against the landlord.  , 2021
    • Represented a member of Buddist Temple in connection with an Order to Show Cause whereby he sought to enjoin a religious leader from being involved in the corporate governance and financial management of the Temple.  All reliefs sought in the Order to Show Cause were granted.  , 2021
    • Represented a mom (intervenor in a pending divorce action) who allegedly gifted $140,000 to her daughter when she got married and later bought a house with her husband.  The house was purchased under the husband's name, not the daughter's.  At the time of divorce, the husband claimed it was a gift, and therefore, the mom is not entitled to the money back.  Under the existing law and the circumstances, it was very difficult to argue that the money was not a gift, but a loan.  When we intervened in the divorce case, the Judge seemed to be already leaning on the side of the husband who claimed that it was a gift, not a loan, in which case, the mom would not receive any money back.  As soon as we intervened, we presented new evidence and argued why it is not a gift.  Shortly thereafter, the parties settled in a way that the money received $120,000 and the daughter received 50% of the remaining $20,000.  Ultimately, mom and her daughter recovered the vast majority of the $140,000.  , 2020
    • Represented a CPA firm where a former partner secretly took some files containing trade secrets and proprietary information and set up a competing firm.  In doing so, she also solicited some high-profile clients from our client.  We immediately filed an Order to Show Cause.  As soon as the OTSC was filed against her, she admitted to her wrongdoing and settled the matter; the stolen clients were returned, the files she secretly took were restored, she agreed not to solicit any of our client's clients for the next five years, and she agreed to pay part of our client's legal fees   The entire matter was resolved within a few weeks from the time we discovered her wrongdoing.  , 2021
    • Represented a doctor who got sued for emotional distress sounding in palimony claim seeking several hundred thousand dollars.  Dismissed the claim by filing a dispositive motion.  Since then no demand has been made against him for monetary claims.  , 2020
    • Represented an individual client in a copyright violation case in Eastern Federal District of New York where multiple defendants are sued.  After serving a Rule 11 sanction motion against the Plaintiff and conducting limited discovery, the Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the case against our client.  , 2021
    • Our corporate client was sued for a breach of contract by a foreign company represented by an international firm, seeking over 3 million dollars in damages.  After more than 14 months of litigation, we settled the case for $5,000.  Complete victory!  , 2021
    • Represented a client who was sued by his ex-girlfriend for personal injury claims sounding in defamation and filed a pre Answer motion to dismiss. The motion was granted.   , 2020
    • Represented a client who has not received nearly $200,000 worth of assets from the divorce which was consummated almost 17 years ago.  With the exchange of two letters, we successfully secured an agreement where she could receive nearly $200,000 in marital assets.    , 2020
    • Represented a corporate defendant who got sued for allegedly breaching a contract in connection with the sale of commercial property nearing 2 million in value.  After deposing the attorney who represented the buyer, we obtained complete dismissal of all claims by arguing that the contract in question was illegal, and therefore, unenforceable.  We also argued that the buyer elected to terminate the contract, and therefore, the contract no longer exists and therefore it cannot be breached.  Plaintiff' counsel voluntarily dismissed all claims after the deposition.  , 2020
    • Represented a client who was wrongfully terminated for being injured.  She was an hourly employee over 70 years old that worked in the kitchen for a year.  Defendant took no-pay position.  We kept pushing the case through discovery without giving up on the claim.  Then on the day of trial, the Defendant settled for an amount that is favorable to the client.   , 2020
    • Represented a commercial tenant who had a lease agreement where the landlord was supposed to be responsible for the noise emanating from another tenant in the building.  This matter was arbitrated by Retired Judge, James Rothschild.  In the course of arbitration, we obtained a decision that is worth close to $200,000 in monetary damages, including counsel fees.  In issuing the arbitration decision dated January 17 2020, the arbitrator, referring to Joshua Lim, wrote, "my experience as a lawyer, Judge, mediator and arbitrator, has not uncovered another case where a tenant achieved so much".  , 2020
    • Represented an employee who was terminated after six months.  Obtained a favorable settlement against a global company which initially refused to pay much, after filing a complaint.  Entered into a confidential agreement in August 2020.  , 2020


    • Was interviewed by a local Korean newspaper, Joon An Daily, and TKC local T.V station based in New York for current labor law issues affecting the Korean American community.  , 2020

    Educational Background:

    • University of California at Berkeley, B.A., High Honors
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    460 Bergen Blvd.
    Suite 305
    Palisades Park, NJ 07650

    Phone: 201-740-2953

    Fax: 201-585-7422

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