Overview

Lena Kim is a senior associate in WSHB's New Jersey office. Her practice focuses on products liability, professional liability, and complex civil litigation.

Lena’s experience includes representing and counseling school boards and other public entities on matters related to governance, labor and employment, and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lourdes I. Santiago, J.S.C. (Ret.), in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson Vicinage, where she handled matters in the Family Division, primarily focusing on the Children in Court docket. Lena also regularly served as a court-appointed mediator for matrimonial and non-dissolution matters. Lena credits this experience as energizing and fueling her love for the courtroom and creative dispute resolution.

She received her Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School in Newark, NJ. While in law school, Lena was an associate managing editor of the Rutgers University Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. Lena also served as a clinical law student in the Rutgers Immigrant Rights Clinic and as a research and writing assistant in drafting an amicus brief on behalf of over 100 immigration law professors nationwide. Lena was additionally a teaching fellow for the Minority Student Program and completed a judicial internship for the Honorable Jose L. Linares, U.S.D.J. (Ret.), United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Credentials

Education

  • Rutgers Law School (J.D., 2018)
  • New York University (B.A., 2014)

Licensed to Practice in

  • New Jersey

Community

Community Activities

  • Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, Board of Directors

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Education Law and Labor and Employment Law - Management in Berkeley Heights, NY (2023)

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