Institute for Corean-American Studies

Brian G. Kim

District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County
Baltimore, Maryland

Brian G Kim is a judge of the District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County and also serves on the adjunct faculty at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he teaches legal writing, trial advocacy, a course on interviewing, negotiations and counseling, and serves as the coach for the Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition team.

Judge Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and came to the United States in 1968. He attended public school in Los Angeles, California, and received his bachelor of arts from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and juris doctorate from Boston College Law School in Newton, Massachusetts.

Brian is a member of the Bar of Massachusetts, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He is also a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Fourth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia and the District of Maryland.

After receiving his juris doctorate, Judge Kim served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General, having been assigned to the Maryland Transportation Authority, Maryland Department of Transportation, and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, where his concentration was in civil litigation involving the State of Maryland. While in the Office of the Attorney General's Office, Brian attained the position of Deputy Counsel to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. His public service also includes service to Montgomery County, Maryland, where he was an associate county attorney, representing County officials in Section 1983 litigation as well other self insurance litigation involving Montgomery County. Brian also served as agency counsel to the Montgomery County Office of Procurement and the Office of Information and Technology.

While in public service, Brian became a noted expert in the law of minority business enterprises (MBE) in both the state and federal contexts. He was one of two lead counsel in litigation challenging the State of Maryland's MBE law. Brian also led the prosecution of fraudulent MBE firms in Maryland, leading to a statewide concentrated effort to prevent non-MBE firms from receiving public contract dollars on a fraudulent basis.

In addition to his public service to the Maryland Attorney General and the Office of the County Attorney, Judge Kim's experience in private practice includes having been a litigation associate with the Rockville, Maryland, law firm of Stein, Sperling, Bennett, De Jong, Driscoll & Greenfeig, P.A., as well as a principal in his own law firm.

Brian's personal interests include running and playing the violin. He is a member of the Montgomery County Symphony Orchestra and the Landon Symphonette, and also performs with several string quartets. In addition, Brian has run 16 marathons to date, including the 108th running of the Boston Marathon, in April, 2004. His personal best time for a marathon is 3:15.

Brian is married and has an 11-year old son. His wife, Grace H. Kim, Esquire is Senior Attorney at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in Washington, D.C., their son, Matthew, attends Sidwell Friends School, in Washington, D.C.

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