Jihoon Tressler LLP

Kim, Jihoon Associate

Kim, Jihoon Associate

Practice Focus

Jihoon Kim is an associate in Tressler’s Labor & Employment Practice Group in the Orange County office. He advises employers in management-side labor and employment litigation involving discrimination, harassment and wage and hour claims. Having also established and managed corporate human resource departments, Jihoon has drafted and reviewed personnel policies, employee handbooks and other employment-related materials and has conducted investigations and counseled employers in connection with a broad array of employee relations issues, including wage and hour, disability leave and harassment.

Professional Background

Jihoon joins Tressler from the healthcare industry having served as general counsel for two companies. He appreciates and understands the unique challenges corporate counsel face when giving legal advice in the corporate setting and tailors his legal advice accordingly.

He clerked for the Honorable Linda L. Ingles and the Honorable Arthur R. Barcinas of the Superior Court of Guam. His work on Guam included assisting Judge Barcinas assert concurrent jurisdiction to hear federal Title VII claims in the Judiciary of Guam, an issue of first impression, and drafting the decision granting summary judgment in the largest civil case on Guam in twenty-five years involving a $150 million government procurement protest.

Memberships & Affiliations

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member
Orange County Bar Association, Member
Orange County Korean American Bar Association, Member


Recent Articles and Blogs

"California Passes Legislation Simplifying Flight Attendant Rest Rules," Tressler Employment Law Blog, March 29, 2023

"New Flight Attendant Rest Rules and Regulations are Here: What Airlines Need to Know," Tressler Employment Law Blog, December 7, 2022

"An Employer’s Guide to Forum-Related Issues on Remote Work," Tressler Employment Law Blog, November 8, 2022


Personal Life

Jihoon enjoys spending time with his wife and two children in his personal time. He is an avid fisherman who believes there is never a bad day out on the water.