A native of Fairfax, Virginia in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, Mr. Kim spent a semester in college clerking for the United States Department of Justice in the Fraud and Public Corruption Division where he assisted United States Attorneys in the investigation and preparation of cases for trial.
John S. Kim
John Kim is a partner at Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera, LLP, concentrating his practice in all areas of family law and criminal defense. He is an experienced courtroom litigator who began his career with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office conducting numerous bench and jury trials for petty, misdemeanor, and felony offenses.
During law school, Mr. Kim served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Joseph G. McGraw, Chief Judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Illinois, conducting statutory and case law research for Class 1, 2, and X felony cases. He was also an assistant to Professor Robert L. Jones where Mr. Kim provided research regarding the formation of the judicial branch and the role of the judiciary branch in democratic governance.
J.D., NIU, College of Law (2010)
B.A., U of I at Urbana-Champaign (2007)
Illinois Bar Association
Winnebago County Bar Association
Winnebago County Young Lawyers Association, President