About The Kim Law Firm, LLC

Being a consumer today is far from simple, as there are many options when selecting household goods, financial products, and much more, as well as many companies competing for your business offering deals, discounts, and greater convenience. Consumers should be able to trust that these businesses are being truthful and straightforward and that they will receive the goods and services for which they rightfully paid. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and, when a company engages in fraud or other wrongdoing, consumers often pay the price. If you have suffered harm due to wrongdoing on the part of a company, you should discuss your situation with a qualified consumer protection attorney as soon as possible.

The Kim Law Firm Stands Up For The Rights Of Consumers

We represent the rights of consumers in a wide variety of matters. Some cases we successfully handle may arise out of the following types of wrongdoing on the part of a company:

  • False advertising;
  • Misrepresentation of the quality or characteristics of a good or service;
  • Breach of warranty or guarantee;
  • Sales of defective or dangerous products;
  • Unjustified or undisclosed fees;
  • Unlawful attempts to collect debt;
  • Wrongful release of personal and/or sensitive information due to privacy or data breaches;
  • Breach of contract; and
  • Inaccurate or unfair credit reporting.

While it may seem intimidating to challenge a business in court, consumers should never have to simply accept unfair, deceptive, or wrongful treatment that causes them financial, emotional, or physical harm.

Richard H. Kim, Esquire

Rich is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area and a 2001 graduate of Bucknell University. After receiving a degree in Finance from Bucknell, he graduated from Rutgers School of Law and Business in 2005 - receiving both a Juris Doctor and Master’s in Business Administration. Thereafter, he served as a Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable Robert J. Mellon of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

Since that time - as a member of some of the region's largest law firms - Rich has litigated actions in both state and federal courts throughout the country, including: California, Nevada, Wyoming, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. His practice endeavors include, but are not limited to, litigating: business disputes, employment cases, class actions, personal injury matters and fiduciary duty issues.

Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Peer Endorsements

  • I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community.

    Sean Cleary

    Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
    Miami, FL

  • I endorse Richard Kim. Attorneys and judges alike respect him. He is a valuable asset to the legal community.

    Allison Hamilton

    Mediation Attorney
    Katy, TX

  • Rich is a highly intelligent, engaging, and hardworking attorney. I have worked with him many times over the years and I give him my highest endorsement.

    Jeffrey Ciarlanto

    Securities / Investment Fraud Attorney
    Berwyn, PA

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Kevin J. Kotch, Esquire, CIPP/US

Mr. Kotch provides thoughtful representation to assist clients achieve practical, real world results. He has represented clients in high stakes matters, whether the exposure was monetary, reputational or substantial prison time, from a simple breach of contract claim to a multi-million dollar fraud claim to a federal grand jury investigation into allegations of price fixing in the Americas and Europe. He has handled all stages of litigation in state and federal courts, from the initial investigation through trial and appeal.

Mr. Kotch represents clients in business matters, including transactions, business formation, commercial litigation and corporate compliance and regulatory matters. Mr. Kotch’s practice includes the representation of individual and corporate policyholders in insurance coverage matters, the defense of government investigations and white collar criminal matters, condominium law and restraining order proceedings. Mr. Kotch has been designated by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States with an expertise in information security and privacy.

With more than 20 years’ experience handling a wide variety of matters, Mr. Kotch helps clients analyze complex matters to identify the key legal and factual issues, develop the best strategy considering costs and likely outcomes and provides advice on future risk minimization, including changes to the clients’ policies and procedures. Mr. Kotch also assists clients in structuring their business transactions to minimize the impact of potential disputes.

Areas of Practice include:

  • Representation of businesses – formation, transactions and disputes
  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate compliance and regulatory matters
  • Government investigations and white collar criminal defense
  • Insurance coverage and litigation
  • Information security and privacy
  • Condominium law
  • Restraining order proceedings

Mr. Kotch received his B.S. Physics magna cum laude from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He received his J.D. cum laude from the Temple University School of Law, where he served as an Associate Research Editor of the Law Review and an Associate Notes and Comments Editor for the International and Comparative Law Journal.

Mr. Kotch currently serves on the Burlington, Camden & Gloucester Counties Regional Advisory Board for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region.

Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Selected Representations:

  • Represented a New Jersey state agency in a successful mediation of a multi-million dollar claim regarding waiver of maximum interest rate caps on the client’s auction rate securities bonds during the 2008 market downturn.
  • Argued the Appellate Division case establishing the broad right of New Jersey condominium owners to Alternative Dispute Resolution in disputes with condominium associations.
  • Mitigated potential substantial exposure for a United States subsidiary of a multi-national corporation in an investigation by the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control relating to transactions with Iranian ships in South America.
  • Defended an online content provider in an injunction action enabling the client to proceed with live internet streaming from the Aspen Music Festival.
  • Co-chaired a child custody trial involving issues of first impression regarding the rights of third parties entrusted with raising a child versus the rights of a natural great-grandparent.
  • Obtained a multi-million dollar arbitration award for a sole proprietor in a destruction of business claim resulting from a delay in moving his text based online music industry community to the graphics based World Wide Web.
  • Obtained insurance coverage for claims brought by a bankruptcy trustee and creditors’ committee against outside directors of a failed technology corporation.

Presentations:

  • Everything You Don’t Know About E-Discovery (But Wish You Did) (National Business Institute E-Discovery Seminar, 2013)
  • The Insured Is Under Investigation: What Should I Know? (American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage CLE Seminar, 2009)
  • The Lessons of the Congoleum Bankruptcy: Pre-packaged Bankruptcies and the Use of Insurance Assets to Deal with Mass Tort Claims (American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage CLE Seminar, 2008)
  • Insurance Coverage for Liability from the Loss or Theft of Sensitive Customer Data (American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage CLE Seminar, 2007)

Publications:

Contributing Author, “Information Security and Privacy: A Practical Guide for Global Executives, Lawyers and Technologists ,” American Bar Association, Section of Science & Technology Law (2011) (contributed sections on U.S. federal and state criminal and tort law)


Drucilla Tigner

Drucilla is a litigation associate with the Firm, concentrating on complex commercial and consumer litigation matters. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 and graduated from William & Mary Law School cum laude in 2015. While at William & Mary, she served on the Executive Board of the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law and was the Director of the law school’s Public Service Fund.

In addition to her success in law school, Drucilla gained extensive practical legal experience while receiving her education. She has worked for firms, the Federal Government, and a national non-profit. She also volunteered her services to the community by representing senior citizens in a broad array of legal matters and by helping individuals formerly convicted of a felony to regain their voting rights.

After graduating from William & Mary, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Colleen A. Maier of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Gloucester County. As a law clerk she routinely handled complex legal issues on a daily basis and cultivated the practical skills necessary to excel as a litigator.

Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania