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Minji Kim

Minji Kim

Prosper Law PLLC
  • Family Law, Divorce, Immigration Law ...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
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Jacqueline M. December 4, 2023
Ms. Kim saved the day. Ms. Kim saved the day. My divorce process spanned more than 2 years and was highly contested. I was awarded a permanent protective order by Fairfax County and then had to continue to battle my ex to save my pension and retirement- as well as my cash and house where I was living with our son. My original attorney did well in some areas but she failed to properly document how I intended to pay my ex his share of equity in the home as well as a portion my retirement. She also wrote the divorce settlement agreement in such a way as to leave the manner in which I would pay my ex completely ambiguous - there was no mention of “cash” or “paid from x account.” Therefore, the agreement I signed I believed was what I agreed to pay and how I intended to pay. Once everything was signed, I believed my attorney was transferring the amount from my retirement into an account in my ex’s name. I went on a vacation to the Bay Islands of Central America to celebrate the end of my divorce. While on a Honduran beach, I learned that my attorney had not initiated that process yet and accused me of lying, claiming I had told her I would be taking out a loan for over $100,000.00 to pay my ex in cash. There was no written correspondence between my attorney and I where I ever agreed to such a stupid solution. It was 2023, a year of extreme tightening by the FED with high interest rates. Why would I have ever agreed to essentially take out a second mortgage at an average 7% interest rate when I had the money sitting in my retirement? I instructed my attorney to explain the miscommunication to my ex’s attorney and to start the retirement benefits division immediately. For over two weeks, my attorney did not do what I asked. She insulted me. She accused me of lying. She attempted to coerce me to give my ex all the cash I had as a way to meet the impending deadline that would be missed. She claimed a judge might force me to pay in cash even though the property settlement agreement that I signed never mentioned cash. She thought she could strong-arm me into doing something terrible to my finances to avoid her having to admit she made mistakes in documentation. Rather than give in, I used my smartphone from the third world country I was in, and consulted with Legal Aid resources. This legal resource is phenomenal. From there, I found Ms. Kim. I told her my predicament and she agreed to take my case while I was miles away and in distress. Ms. Kim found a way for my to keep my house, keep all of my cash, and avoid a “show cause” complaint for missing the payment deadline so that I could pay the way I had always intended (out of my retirement account). She also charged me a very reasonable fee to solve everything- which was roughly $2,000 whereas my previous attorney had told me I would have to pay $6,000 or more and would have to go to court. I highly recommend Ms. Kim. She is efficient, a true advocate, and comes at a very reasonable price.
Steve Kim March 21, 2023
Strongly Recommended!! Ms. Minji Kim was the ONLY ATTORNEY who was able to resolve my complicated citizenship case. (I had been a derived US citizen since 1994 but had hard time obtaining a proof of US Citizenship due to lack of some evidences) She was also the only attorney who took time to listen to my case from my side of the story and gave her honest and utmost effort to resolve my case. I previously visited 10+ immigration attorneys only for all of them to tell me that I didn't derive citizenship through my parent. The only person who was on my side and made this happen was Ms. Minji Kim and I am excited to finally be able to proclaim myself rightfully as a US CItizen after 29 years of fighting against the USCIS. Highly recommended!!
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Biography

Minji Kim has a heart for serving others with her unique skills and talents.
Ms. Kim is admitted to practice law in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. Ms. Kim is also a member of the A. Sherman Christensen American Inn of Court I.

After graduating from Concordia University in Montréal, Canada, Ms. Kim worked in both public and private sectors internationally. As a Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff Analyst at the Department of National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, Ms. Kim coordinated government projects and provided guidance on project approval and business planning to client groups.

Ms. Kim went on to graduate from J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. During law school, she worked as a judicial extern for Judge Ted Stewart in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah and for Justice Deno Himonas at the Utah Supreme Court. She also served as a Management Board member at the International Center for Law and Religion Studies.

Ms. Kim began her legal career at the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) in Washington, D.C., where she provided legal services to low-income individuals and families. Ms. Kim then joined Kublan Khan PLC in Falls Church, VA, where she focused her practice on immigration law and all aspects of family law/divorce matters. Subsequently, she worked at Cook Craig & Francuzenko PLLC in Fairfax, VA, where she practiced family law/divorce, immigration law and civil litigation.

In addition to her service within the legal community, Ms. Kim provides weekly legal clinics and frequent legal seminars on a variety of topics at the Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington (KCSC) in Annandale, VA and Gaithersburg, MD. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Ms. Kim is fluent in English and Korean and speaks conversational French. Ms. Kim has been married for 20 years and live in Mclean, VA with her husband and two daughters.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders
    Divorce
    Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Immigration Law
    Citizenship, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free phone consultation (Family Law and Divorce only)
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly Rate: $275.00
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Maryland
Maryland Court of Appeals
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Virginia
Virginia State Bar
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken
  • Korean: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Prosper Law PLLC
Current
Education
Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
J.D.
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Concordia University
B.A.
Honors: Psychology
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Awards
Community Service Award
Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington (KCSC)
In appreciation for Ms. Kim's dedicated service and contributions to the Asian American community.
2022 Pro Bono Service Honor Roll
Supreme Court of Virginia - Virginia Access to Justice Commission
In appreciation of Ms. Kim's voluntary pro bono service contributions in the 2020 to 2021 Bar Year
Professional Associations
Howard County Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Member at Howard County Bar Association, Maryland
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Maryland State Bar Association
Member
Current
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District of Columbia Bar
Member
Current
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Fairfax Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Family Law Section
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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Member
Current
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Virginia State Bar
Member
Current
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A. Sherman Christensen American Inn of Court
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Stark v. Dinarany, 73 Va. App. 733 (Va. Ct. App. 2021)
Court of Appeals of Virginia
Websites & Blogs
Website
Prosper Law PLLC
Contact & Map
Prosper Law PLLC
4115 Annandale Road
Suite 301
Annandale, VA 22003
Telephone: (703) 712-7777
Cell: (703) 593-9246
Fax: (703) 656-4891
Monday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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