About Christopher

Personal Bio

Chris serves as an associate attorney at SHK Law, where he brings a depth of legal expertise and experience with an unwavering commitment to excellence and zealous client advocacy.  He received his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law School, where he was awarded the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, the CALI American Jurisprudence Award in Bankruptcy Law, the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence, and the Award of Excellence in Administrative Law.

Chris completed a pivotal judicial externship under the tutelage of the Honorable Judge Ernest M. Hiroshige at the Los Angeles County Superior Court at Stanley Mosk during his law school tenure.  In this role, he made substantial contributions to a diverse array of civil unlimited cases, and honed his legal acumen while gaining valuable insights and practical experience in the intricacies of the judicial process. Prior to law, Chris graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Irvine.  He continues to be a proud UCI Anteater and alumni.

Chris comes from a legacy of Korean-American lawyers and judges. This instilled in him a lifelong love for the law, intellectual curiosity, and a unique litigation style which combines zealous advocacy with compassion, ethnic awareness, and cultural depth.

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Preceding his tenure at our firm, Chris dedicated over a decade to the federal practice of  immigration law.  His extensive and multifaceted experience encompassed the intricate practice areas of deportation/removal defense, complex family and employment-based immigration cases, waivers, hybrid state and foreign criminal matters, and securing immigration benefits, including visas, lawful permanent residency, and naturalization/citizenship.  Chris is admitted to practice law in the State of California and before the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Beyond the legal arena, Chris is a devoted father of two and an impassioned athlete. He enthusiastically engages in activities such as running, weightlifting, and basketball in his personal time, which reflects his competitive work ethic and  steadfast commitment to maintaining an active lifestyle and healthy work-life balance.  Chris is also an elected elder and in-house counsel for his local church.  His commitment to justice and dedication to service extends beyond the courtroom and legal profession and into the community at large.

Christopher S. Kim