Jason Kim concentrates his practice in the defense of workers' compensation claims. He provides a full range of services to both self-insured employers and insurance companies, including Professional Employer Organizations (PEO) and various Fortune 200 clients nationwide. Mr. Kim is also experienced with harassment, discrimination and employment contracts / agreements issues. Mr. Kim is certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law.

Mr. Kim applies his comprehensive understanding of the human resources and staffing industry, as well as his extensive experience in litigation defense, to communicate sound advice regarding exposure claims and complex compensation disputes.

He serves on several panels for premier insurance companies. Mr. Kim works to better serve his clients by sharing his experiences and knowledge of insurance coverage and allocation, bad faith, employment practices liability and professional liability, and by assisting them in the development and implementation of effective risk management programs.

He is lead counsel for Barrett Business Services, Inc., one of the country’s leading human resource companies. Mr. Kim also defends the Tribune, ATT Wireless and most recently Gannett (USA TODAY) in workers' compensation matters.

Mr. Kim is committed to serving his self-insured clients. He strives to achieve the best results and prides himself on being responsive to all his clients’ needs.

Mr. Kim also represents many Korean-speaking clients in various business matters, as well as defending a number of sporting teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Sparks, Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs in workers’ compensation claims.

Professional Background

Mr. Kim joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in December 2002. He serves as chair of the firm’s Asian Affinity Network. Prior to joining Hinshaw, Mr. Kim was an attorney with Kegel, Tobin & Truce.

Professional Affiliations

  • California Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association


He conducts seminars in workers compensation year-round, and serves an official instructor for the AATP (Attorney Assistant Training Program) at UCLA, teaching legal research. Mr. Kim’s presentations include:

  • “Comprehensive Update on the Implementation of New California Workers’ Comp Reforms and Their Impact on Employers: Medical Provider Networks, Return to Work Incentives, Apportionment Laws and More!,” California Workers’ Comp Forum, Huntington Beach, California, November 2005.
  • “Alphabet of Leaves,” California Association of Joint Powers Authority, Lake Tahoe, California, September 2005.
  • “Workers’ Compensation Update 2005,” moderator, Council on Education in Management, Los Angeles, California, May 2005.


Mr. Kim is chief editor of Hinshaw's California Workers' Compensation Newsletter.


Jason enjoys golf and poker. He is a low handicap golfer and has participated in the World Series of Poker for the past three years.

In the past, Jason played in numerous table tennis tournaments and was once ranked nationally by the USTTA. He considers himself a huge fan of soccer and his favorite player is Ji Sung Park of Manchester United.

Jason is married and lives in Los Angeles, California.


M.B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998

J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 1998

B.A., Business Economics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1994