Andrew Kim is an Associate, and practices in the firm’s Family Law, and Estate Planning & Probate practice groups. Andrew had heard the practice of law and teaching are similar in many ways, as both require patience, good communication, knowledge of the area and the ability to create rapport. With a passion for teaching already established, and the notion that a good lawyer is a good teacher, Andrew earned his law degree from the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude.
While in law school, Andrew served as a Case Note Editor for the University of Hawaii Law Review and was a member of the Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Team. He received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for earning the highest grades in Law & Psychology and Lawyering Fundamentals II. He was also a teaching assistant for Contracts I & II.
Prior to joining the firm full-time, Andrew was a Summer Associate at Damon Key, where he worked on litigation and transactional matters. Earlier, he served an externship with Circuit Judge R. Mark Browning in Family Court, where he researched and wrote memoranda, provided client intake services for the TRO Unit, and assisted in the Legal Documents Department.
Andrew earned a B.A. in Business Management Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. At UC Santa Cruz, he served as a teaching assistant for Introduction to Microeconomics. Following his undergraduate studies, he taught English as a second language in São Paulo, Brazil.
Looking forward, Andrew aspires to make a positive difference in people’s lives. “I was born and raised in Hawaii and want to be a part of this community,” said Andrew. “I want to help clients get through the legal process with the least amount of stress.”
Andrew is a graduate of Mid-Pacific Institute and currently lives in Honolulu. He volunteers with Hawaii Literacy, providing individual tutoring sessions to those who want to learn to read and write. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys photography, road biking and golf.
Professional and Community Affiliations
• American Bar Association
• Hawaii State Bar Association
• U.S. District Court (District of Hawaii)