J. Asher Kim
KABA Gala Co-Chair & Public Interest Committee Chair
Asher graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2015. Before law school, he was a high school teacher, teaching English to 12th grade students. After graduating from law school, he started working for a federal judge in the District of Columbia, handling a wide variety of federal civil and criminal cases.
Once he finished his duty at the federal district court, he began working at the Office of the Public Defender in Arlington County, Virginia. In doing so, he was misdemeanor and felony certified by the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission (VIDC). After his time at the Public Defender's Office, he started Ballston Legal PLLC to serve a broader clientele and explore different practice areas. He is also taking court-appointed cases from Arlington and Fairfax counties, serving the indigent accused of crimes who cannot afford an attorney.
When he has free time, he enjoys playing tennis, watching Netflix (any Game of Thrones fan?), and trying out restaurants in Northern Virginia. He is also mentoring current and prospective law students interested in entering the legal profession.
J. Asher Kim
Owner & Principal Attorney
Ballston Legal PLLC