J.J.Kim, Esq.

Managing Partner

Main Practice Area

  • Customs & International Trade

  • Maritime & Transportation Law

  • Food Law

  • Business Litigation


J.J. Kim is a founding partner at ACI Law Group. His practice is focused on customs, international trade, maritime, transportation, food & intellectual property law. He represents clients before U.S Customs and Border Protection, USPTO, FDA, USTR and ITC, as well as the Court of International Trade and various other federal and state courts and agencies which regulates the flow of goods, addressing issues such as governance and compliance; valuation and admissibility of goods; regulatory audits and investigation; anti-grey market; food safety, intellectual property rights; trade remedies, penalties, seizures and liquidated damages cases; cargo claims; country of origin marking; free trade agreements; international contracts; international litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Kim also handles commercial business disputes and historically was involved in the firm’s international trade and transportation practice, where he handled disputes of all kinds, including employment cases in both court and labor board. In addition, he has been involved in numerous high-value business cases over the course of his career and successfully represented Korean conglomerate. He is the author of numerous articles on international trade issues.

Professional & Civic Affiliation (Partial listing):

  • Director of Foreign Trade Association

  • Advisor, National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives

  • Advisor, World OKTA (Overseas Korean Trade Association)

  • Advisor, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency

  • Advisory Panel, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles

  • Former President of Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County


  • Michigan State University, LLM

  • Trinity International University, JD

  • University of Washington, Ocean Engineering

  • Korea Merchant Marine Academy, BE