Michael Y. Kim

Michael Y. Kim

Founding and Managing Partner

Michael Y. Kim founded MKim Legal on April 1, 2015, and is the Founding and Managing Partner. Mr. Kim was born in Dallas, Texas, and he grew up in Arlington, Texas. Mr. Kim graduated from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A. in Finance. Mr. Kim earned his Juris Doctorate degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. While in law school, Mr. Kim was on the St. Mary’s Law Journal and the Board of Advocates, and Mr. Kim was inducted into the Order of the Barristers.
AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Business and Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Business Formations
  • Business and Commercial Transactions
  • Public and Private Employment Disputes
  • First Party Insurance Claims
  • Bad Faith Insurance Claims
  • Landlord/Tenant Litigation
  • Consumer Claims
  • Constitutional Employment Claims

Mr. Kim’s practice focuses on general civil litigation, business and complex commercial litigation, business formations, business and commercial transactions, public and private employment disputes, first party insurance claims, bad faith insurance claims, contractual disputes, fraud and fiduciary duty claims, landlord/tenant disputes, consumer and deceptive trade practice claims, and constitutional employment claims. Over the years, Mr. Kim has represented clients both as plaintiffs and defendants, and he has handled lawsuits, arbitrations, administrative hearings, and due process hearings all over the State of Texas, as well as the State of Colorado. Mr. Kim has represented a vast array of clients from individuals, small businesses, and commercial property owners in litigation and/or transactional matters to educational leaders in administrative and due process hearings to Fortune 500 companies in the prosecution and defense of a variety of legal claims.

Mr. Kim is licensed in the State of Texas and the State of Colorado. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of Colorado, the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas Asian American Bar Association, the Tarrant County Bar Association, and the Denver Bar Association, as well as the VP of Legal for The Korean American Professional Network and a member of the Garland Chamber of Commerce and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. He is also a founding member of the Arlington Young Lawyers Association and a former member of Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Kim has been selected each year as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor recognizing the top 2.5% of lawyers in the State of Texas, from 2013 through 2020.

ADMISSIONS:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Colorado
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

EDUCATION:

  • J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law
  • B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin

HONORS:

  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013-2020

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • The Korean American Professional Network
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Asian American Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Arlington Chamber of Commerce
  • Arlington Young Lawyers Association, Founding Member
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, Former Member
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Former Member
  • Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Former Member
  • Colorado Bar Association