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John Kim

John Kim

Let me fight for your rights and seek the legal recovery you deserve.
  • Personal Injury, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Georgia
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Biography

Since first stepping in front of a jury, John felt a calling to fight for justice in the courtroom. Often times, the courtroom represents the last resort to resolve a grievous situation. John has dedicated his career to helping folks navigate the precarious litigation process and bring justice on behalf of victims. He is a firm believer that every person deserves the best legal advocate in the courtroom – and relying on hard work, trusted experience, and trial acumen will help achieve the justice his clients seek.

John has extensive experience in civil and criminal litigation. Prior to starting the JK Law Firm, LLC, John served as claims counsel for a Fortune 500 insurance company, where he successfully defended all facets of personal injury and tort litigation brought against his clients. He previously worked for a boutique law firm in Atlanta focusing on the defense of general, complex, motor vehicle, and trucking liability cases.

Prior to transitioning to civil litigation, John served as an Assistant District Attorney in Spalding and Fulton Counties and successfully prosecuted numerous felony cases through trial. Following law school, he gained insight into the judicial process by clerking for Floyd County Superior Court Judges. John’s passion for the courtroom dates back to law school, where he was a participant of the Prosecutorial Justice Program under the Third-Year Practice Act. During law school, he served as President of the Asian Law Students Association and the Education Law Students Association.

John is a Northern Virginia (NoVA) transplant who migrated south for law school and has called Georgia home ever since. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Tech and received his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law.

John lives in Gwinnett County and enjoys playing golf, tinkering with his Triumph motorcycle, and is an avid Hokies and Bulldogs fan.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
DUI & DWI
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Korean: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
JK Law Firm LLC
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Claims Counsel
Travelers Insurance
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Associate Attorney
Stone Kalfus LLP
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Assistant District Attorney
Fulton County District Attorney's Office
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Assistant District Attorney
Spalding County District Attorney's Office
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Law Clerk/Staff Attorney
Floyd County Superior Court
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Education
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
J.D. (2014) | Law
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.A. (2009) | Political Science; Economics (Minor)
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Professional Associations
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
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Korean-American Bar Association of Georgia
Member
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Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Member
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Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Speaking Engagements
KTN Altanta, Moa Moa Talk
Personal Injury Claims in Georgia (Korean)
Websites & Blogs
Website
JK LAW FIRM
Legal Answers
23 Questions Answered
Q. i got a citation for my coworker's weed that he had in his car and his bowl. is there anyway to avoid punishment?
A: This is a question best asked to a criminal defense attorney, who can investigate further into the specific details of your case. Possession of marijuana (less than an ounce) is a misdemeanor in Georgia, punishable up to 12 months in jail and/or $1,000 fine. In addition, it can trigger an automatic license suspension with the DDS. If you qualify for (and the Court accepts) a nolo plea, then it may prevent your license from being suspended. However, I highly recommend you speak with a criminal defense attorney to see what possible resolutions would be best for your case. Best of luck.
Q. If I'm on bond and not got in any trouble and the DA adds more charges that I was not charged with originally can I be
A: It sounds like the DA directly indicted you on additional charges (i.e., you were not arrested on those charges but they are new charges arising out of the same incident). Unfortunately, in that situation, you can be arrested on those new charges. Unless the DA had a specific reason/basis to seek to revoke your bond, it is more likely your current bond was not revoked, but rather the judge denied bond on the new charges. You should ask these questions to your lawyer or speak with a criminal defense lawyer to see how they can help resolve your bond situation and the underlying case. Best of luck.
Q. What should the punishment for misdemeanor shop lifting?
A: As a first offense, the maximum punishment for misdemeanor theft by shoplifting (valued at less than $500) may include up to 12 months confinement in jail, $1000 fine, and/or restitution. However, I recommend you speak with a criminal defense attorney (or your appointed attorney) to get the best possible resolution for your case, which often is more favorable compared to the maximum punishment. Best of luck.
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Contact & Map
JK LAW FIRM LLC
3327 Duluth Highway
Ste 203
Duluth, GA 30096
Telephone: (770) 288-0005