U.S. District Court of the Central District of California
U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California
U.S. Court of International Trade
Trinity International University, J.D.
Korea Maritime University, B.A.
University of Washington
Honors and Awards
Distinguished Service Award, Lieutenant Governor of California
Commerce Award, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Member of Maritime Law Association of the United States
Member of Transportation Lawyers Association
Member of Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
Secretary, Admiralty Section, Long Beach Bar Association
Legal Advisor, Korean-American Chamber of Commerce, U.S.A.
Advisor, Korean American Logistics Association
Chief Advisor, Free Trade Agreements, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency
Areas of Practice
Customs and International Trade
Legal Expertise and Representations
J.J. Kim is the principal attorney of J.J.Kim & Associates. His practice is focused on international trade, customs, maritime and transportation law.
Mr. Kim has represented clients before U.S. Customs and Border Protection on a variety of issues, including tariff classification, country of origin marking and labeling, C-TPAT certification and validation, valuation of imported merchandise, record keeping, ruling requests, protests, seizures and averting penalties. He also regularly represents domestic and foreign clients in state and federal courts and the U.S. Court of International Trade as well as before U.S. government agencies (FMC, TSA, FDA, EPA, DOT, etc.) and has successfully defended a number of clients in multi-million dollar penalty actions.
Mr. Kim served as outside general counsel for the U.S. subsidiaries of Korean conglomerates and has extensive experience helping importers develop comprehensive import compliance programs. He provides guidance on the eligibility and documentary requirements of free trade agreements and preference programs (KOR-US FTA, NAFTA, DR-CAFTA, GSP, etc.), and he has produced numerous supply chain security plans for logistics companies and importers. He also handles cargo claim, freight collection, letter of credit and bill of lading disputes, insurance subrogation rights, carrier’s lien actions and international sales agreements.
A passionate and highly praised speaker, Mr. Kim has frequently lectured before business, chamber of commerce, logistics and trade groups and has taught international trade topics at several universities as an adjunct professor. He is fluent in Korean and has a working knowledge of Japanese.