Sean M. Kim is an associate in the litigation group at Poole & Shaffery, LLP.
Specializing in products liability, Mr. Kim has successfully defended companies against chemical exposure claims involving alleged exposures to various toxins and carcinogens such as benzene, formaldehyde, and asbestos. Mr. Kim has also successfully represented companies in labor and employment, property rights, and premises liability matters.
Mr. Kim received his joint bachelor's degree in Political Science and Law & Society from the University of California, Riverside in 2006. During his undergraduate career, Mr. Kim interned at the California Court of Appeal: 4th District, Division 2, in the chambers of Justice Thomas E. Hollenhorst.
In 2010, Mr. Kim received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School. While attending law school, Mr. Kim interned at the Cancer Legal Resource Center where he was awarded the Mary K. Hummer Scholarship for his dedication and service to the organization. He also received the first honors award in International Commercial Arbitration for obtaining the highest grade in the class.
Prior to joining Poole & Shaffery, Mr. Kim was counsel to a multi-million dollar corporation handling compliance, commercial contracts, and labor and employment matters. During this time, he successfully represented the corporation before various government agencies including the Board of Equalization, the Employment Development Department, and the Division of Workers' Compensation.
Mr. Kim was admitted to the State Bar of California in December 2010. He is admitted to practice before all courts of the state and is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and the Orange County Bar Association.