Daniel Kim is California’s Premier Car Accident Attorney and founder of The Car Accident Lawyer. He is continuously recognized by his peers and the community as one of the top car accident attorneys in California. Such recognition is reflected in Mr. Kim being awarded the highest possible AVVO rating of 10.0 and 2014’s Client Choice Award. Mr. Kim formed the law firm on the principal that injured persons and their families should have access to the highest caliber of uncompromised representation that is completely tailored to their needs. The law firm exclusively handles personal injury cases, and only represents injured persons and their families. The law firm does not represent insurance companies.
More importantly, the type and quality of representation is what makes the firm stand out. Mr. Kim consciously strives to be the “Patch Adams” Car Accident Law Firm of California. This requires an understanding that clients are not merely case files, but are husbands or wives, parents or siblings or children with real problems who need real solutions. Achieving such results begins with truly having compassion and patience with clients and a genuine belief that this type of work is much like a public service.
Mr. Kim’s early-aged philosophy in public service materialized when he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a paralegal in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. He was stationed all over the world to include Seoul, South Korea and Baghdad, Iraq. As a JAG member, Mr. Kim worked in one of the largest military jurisdictions and learned to adapt and work efficiently and cohesively within fast-paced, highly stressful environments. During his military career, he was awarded numerous awards to include a distinguished award that recognized him as the top enlisted JAG member in all of Asia Pacific.
Mr. Kim went on to graduate from the University of Maryland with distinction (cum laude), where he majored in business management. He then attended Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law on a three-year academic scholarship. Mr. Kim’s early legal experience included working as a personal injury law clerk to a prominent attorney in Atlanta, GA, serving as a judicial extern to the Honorable Erithe A. Smith, representing low-income taxpayers before the California State Board of Equalization, and working as a summer associate in the third largest law firm in South Korea.
- JD, Universidad Chapman Dale E. Fowler Facultad de Derecho
- B.S. Administración de Empresas de la Universidad de Maryland
- State of California
- United State District Court, Central District of California
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
- Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
- Orange County Bar Association
- Orange County Korean American Bar Association – Board of Directors