John S. Kim
John Kim is a Partner at Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera, LLP, concentrating his practice in all areas of civil litigation with a focus in family law. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kim began his career with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. Over the course of his career, Mr. Kim has represented a variety of clients including professionals, executives, business owners, attorneys, public figures, and other individuals seeking effective and efficient legal counsel. While Mr. Kim prioritizes the importance of resolving matters quickly and expeditiously through skilled negotiation, he does not hesitate to proceed with litigation if necessary. A seasoned courtroom litigator, Mr. Kim works to achieve successful resolution for all his clients.
Mr. Kim has been recognized for his courtroom accomplishments by Leading Lawyers as a 2019, 2020, and 2021 Emerging Lawyer (awarded to the top 2% of lawyers in Illinois under 40 years old) based on a survey of his peers. He was recognized in 2022 by the national publication, Lawyers of Distinction, for excellence in the practice of Family and Divorce Law. Mr. Kim has also been recognized by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as one of the top attorneys in Illinois under 40 years of age. Outside the practice of law, Mr. Kim is involved in numerous civic organizations. Mr. Kim currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Rockford, the Board of Directors for the Golden Apple Foundation of Rockford, as well as the Board of Directors for the Midway Village Museum. He also previously served as a member of the Winnebago County Bar Association Board as the President of the Young Lawyers Association.
J.D., NIU, College of Law (2010)
B.A., U of I at Urbana-Champaign (2007)
Boys and Girls Club of Rockford, Board of Directors
Golden Apple Foundation of Rockford, Board of Directors
Midway Village Museum, Board of Directors
Illinois Bar Association
Winnebago County Bar Association
Winnebago County Young Lawyers Association, Past President