Sung Ho (Sean) Kim


Sung Ho (Sean) Kim  has handled litigation in a wide variety of areas, including products liability, breach of contract and business torts, Labor Code § 4558, general tort matters, and personal injury and wrongful death matters. 

Sean has handled lawsuits from inception to trial.  Since joining Yoka & Smith, LLP, Sean – as a second chair and first chair - has tried five cases to verdict.  He second chaired three jury trials involving claims for fraud, breach of contract for over $1 million, and wrongful death seeking $4 million, all of which resulted in defense verdicts for the firm’s clients.  He also won two binding arbitrations in favor of a product manufacturer.  Sean first chaired and won a jury trial involving claims for breach of contract and conversion. 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, Associate attorney, 2008 - 2009
  • Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz, Associate attorney, 2007 - 2008


Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California

  • J.D. - 2005
  • Honors: Top 20%; Dean's List for 2004-2005

University of California, La Jolla, California

  • B.A. - 2001
  • Major: Economics


  • Korean
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