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Richard Kim

Seoul, Korea; New York, NY

Member, Seoul Bar Association &
Korean Bar Association

Attorney Richard Kim graduated cum laude from the prestigious Seoul National University College of Social Science with a major in International Relations.  Upon graduation he entered Kyungpook National University Law School with a Dean's Scholarship.  

Prior to law school, Attorney Kim was accepted to serve with the United States 8th Army in South Korea as a Combat Medic.  Attorney Kim worked alongside U.S. military officers and enlisted for two years.  Attorney Kim left the military as a Sergeant after completing the 8th Army Wightman NCO Academy.

Attorney Kim is known for his proactive nature, dedication to the success of his clients and ability to communicate effectively and efficiently to foreign and domestic clients of the firm. 


In his free time, Richard enjoys playing the piano, guitar and performing in a band.   


  • Prevailed in a Korean criminal court in challenging the Prosecutor's application for a Detention Warrant for an American Airman, thus, allowing the Airman to receive no time in jail.

  • Successfully resolved numerous family law matters for foreign clients residing in Korea.

  • Drafted and edited Employment Rules for multinational companies doing business in Korea.

  • Successfully resolved a complex inheritance matter for an American family with assets in Korea and abroad.  

  • Challenge to an action by a Korean government agency by a real estate construction company.

  • Nolle of criminal charges for an American accused of a sexual crime in the Republic of Korea.

  • Debt collection for an international project financing company against a Korean manufacturer. 

  • Successful Resolution of foreign banking issues with the Bank of Korea and a local bank for a multinational company.

  • Prevailed in the Seoul District Court against a multinational company action of not paying severance and terminating the employment of an American executive. 

  • Successful obtained work and family visas for individuals and foreign employees of multinational and Korean companies.  


  • Associate, SJ Law Firm, Int'l Practice Group

  • Combat Medic, 8th Army 2nd Division KATUSA.

  • Training Official, Daegu District Court


  • Seoul National University, B.A., International Relations, Seoul, Korea

  • Kyungpook National University, Law School, Daegu, Korea

  • Posco High School, Pohang, Korea

  • U.S. 8th Army Wightman NCO Academy

  • Beijing Normal University, International Relations, Beijing, China


  • Admitted to Seoul Bar Association

  • Admitted to Korean Bar Association


  • English (Fluent), Chinese (Intermediate) & Korean (Native)


  • Contributor, The Korean Law Blog