David K.S. Kim — Founder and Principal

Email: David Kim | Phone: (718) 352-0801 (718) 352-0802

David Kwang Soo (K. S.) Kim practices exclusively in all matters related to immigration and nationality law, with special emphasis on complex agency cases, deportation defense and federal court litigation. He frequently litigates in federal courts against various government agencies concerning immigration law, including the legality of removal (deportation) orders issued by immigration judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Mr. Kim's clients range from individuals to multi-national corporations in all sorts of immigration cases that include removal defense, non-immigrant and immigrant visas, and federal court litigation against government agencies for unfair denial of immigration benefits. Many immigration, criminal defense and corporate attorneys refer clients to Mr. Kim in recognition of his expertise in immigration law and his ability to handle the most complex of these cases.

While in private practice, Mr. Kim has successfully litigated hundreds of cases before administrative agencies and federal district and circuit courts throughout the country. He has won several precedent-setting U.S. Court of Appeals decisions that may significantly impact immigration law in the future. Some of these cases have been reported in the New York Law Journal as top stories.

Areas of practice

Admitted to practice

  • New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2001
    • Articles Editor, Journal of Law and Policy 
    • President of Asian American Law Students Association 
    • Best Brief and Finalist, Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition Northeast Regional, 2000
  • West Virginia University, M.P.A., 1997
    • HERF Merits Scholar 
    • Recipient, Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year Award, 1997
  • Emory University, B.A., Physics/Philosophy, 1990
    • United Methodist Scholar 

Professional memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • Co-Chair, New York Chapter Federal Practice Committee, 2007–2010
    • Executive Office, Immigration Review (EOIR) Liaison Committee, National AILA, 2008–2010
  • Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY)
    • Board of Governors, 2008–2011
    • Vice President, 2007