Ryul Kim | Attorney at Law

Since 1984



Why Choose Us?

For over 30 years, Ryul Kim has specialized in U.S.-Korea legal matters, serving as an advocate, arbitrator, mediator, consultant, educator, and expert witness in both transactional and litigation matters. In 2013, he has written and published a textbook “Laws of Korea”, with the contribution of seven Korean public prosecutors. The 744-page book was written in English to provide comprehensive knowledge on Korean Law to common law jurists in the U.S.

He has also spoken and written on a wide variety of legal topics with U.S.-Korea cross-border implications. Ryul founded and served as Executive Co-Chair of the Korea Law Center at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where he created and implemented the fellowship program for visiting Korean judges, prosecutors and other attorneys from 2009 to 2012. As a founder of U.S.-Korea Law Foundation, he hosted the annual U.S.-Korea Law Day, which was held at KIA corporate headquarters in Irvine since 2011.

Not only is Ryul an arbitrator and mediator for ADR Services, Inc. and the Orange County Superior Court, but he also teaches ADR (“Alternative Dispute Resolution”) class and Mediation Clinic course at Trinity Law School.

Furthermore, Ryul is a strong advocate for the advancement of Korean-Americans in the legal profession. This is demonstrated by his service as the founding president of the Orange County Korean American Bar Association in 2005, among many other contributions.

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Providing unique services...

Commonly requested

Services include the following:

  • Arbitration, mediation, and collaborative solutions for US-Korea disputes
  • Expert witness referral services for US-Korea legal or business matters
  • Consultancy for US-Korea litigation management
  • Consultancy for US-Korea bi-country law firm practice development strategy

Alternative Dispute

Ryul is one of very few neutrals affiliated with ADR Services, Inc. Please reach out to Ryul's case manager for mediation scheduling.

Haward Cho
T: 949.863.9800
F: 949.863.9888
E: haward@adrservices.org

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Located conveniently near the 405 and 5 freeway

How to reach us

Telephone: 949.430.6539

Fax: 949.430.6395

Email: kimryul@pacbell.net

Address: 8 Corporate Park, Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92606