Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP was founded with the objective of providing unparalleled legal services by bringing together attorneys that offer diversity, not only of legal experience, but also of social, ethnic, and cultural experience. In representing our clients, we are guided by the following principles: To provide highly competent and sophisticated legal representation characteristic of a large law firm, coupled with results-driven focus, flexibility, agility, and efficiency offered through customized legal services;
To recognize, understand, and anticipate our clients’ legal needs and advance their goals;
To identify practical, direct, and creative solutions to our clients’ legal issues through a combination of our own unique perspectives and aggressive problem-solving techniques, and;
To practice law with honor, integrity, and professionalism.
We broaden our capacity to adhere to these principles by our active involvement in our community through leadership roles or as pro bono advocates. Our attorneys are members or have held leadership roles in a number of local charities and organizations. Some of these organizations include Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Hands On Miami, United Way of Broward County, the Caribbean Bar Association, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the Mount Sinai Medical Foundation. We also are deeply committed to pro bono legal work. Our attorneys have been recognized for their pro bono efforts, including receiving the Lawyers for Children America John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award, Broward Lawyer Care's "Law Firm of the Year," Legal Aid Service of Broward County's and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida's "Law Firm of the Year," the Daily Business Review’s “Most Effective Lawyers Pro Bono Case of the Year,” and Lawyers to the Rescue’s "Pro Bono Lawyer of the Month."
As a result of our unyielding observance of these principles, our attorneys have been consistently recognized as "Top Lawyer," “Legal Elite,” “Rising Star,” and “Top Up and Comer” by legal directories and publications, including Chambers USA, Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend, and South Florida Legal Guide. Our attorneys are also referenced and quoted in local, state, and national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The National Law Journal, The Miami Herald, The South Florida Sun Sentinel, South Florida Business Journal, and Daily Business Review.
Jay Kim is an experienced litigator who is peer-review rated “AV” by the Martindale-Hubbell law directory, its highest rating.
Mr. Kim has handled many cases involving shareholder disputes, professional malpractice, franchise disputes, commercial leasing matters, non-competition agreements, trade secret litigation, and commercial torts.
Not content just to litigate cases for the sake of litigation, Mr. Kim takes great pride in being a problem solver. In his approach to cases, Mr. Kim strives to isolate the problem, identify the client’s specific goals, and incorporate those goals into the objectives of the litigation.