With more than two decades of legal experience, Jason Kim has a proven track record as a litigator representing clients in workers' compensation defense and labor and employment cases. Jason 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. He also handles claims involving harassment, discrimination, and disputes related to employment contracts and agreement. Jason is certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a Workers' Compensation Law Specialist.

Jason applies his comprehensive understanding of the human resources and staffing industry and extensive litigation defense experience to counsel on exposure claims and complex compensation disputes.

He serves on several panels for premier insurance companies and outside general counsel to many businesses. He works to help his clients with insurance coverage and allocation, bad faith, employment practices liability, and professional liability and develops effective risk management programs.

Jason also represents many Korean-speaking clients in various business matters. He defends several sporting teams in workers' compensation claims, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Sparks, Chicago Bears, and the Chicago Cubs.

Jason joined Hinshaw in 2002 and has held many leadership positions, including as a member of the firm's steering and executive committees and as past chair of the Asian Affinity Group.

Professional Affiliations

  • California Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association


Jason conducts year-round seminars on workers' compensation and serves as an official instructor for the AATP (Attorney Assistant Training Program) at UCLA, teaching legal research. Jason's presentation topics include California workers' compensation reform.


Jason 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 several 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.

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