Ronald W. Kim served in the United States Navy from 1970 through 1972. Mr. Kim attended the University of Florida and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting, and attended the University of Memphis School of law and received his Juris Doctor in 1980.
Mr. Kim is the owner of the Memphis based law firm of RON KIM LAW, an Association of Trial Lawyers and has offices in Tennessee, Florida and Alabama. His legal practice focuses on injury, business, and intellectual property, biotech and health law matters. Mr. Kim is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Alabama and Florida state courts. Mr. Kim is a member of the Tennessee State Bar Association including the sections of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Health Law, Memphis Shelby County Bar Association, including the section of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Florida State Bar Association, Alabama State Bar Association, including the section of Health Law. The Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution has registered Mr. Kim on its Alabama Mediator and Arbitrator rosters.
Mr. Kim is admitted to practice in the following federal courts: United States Tax Court, United States District Court Northern District of Mississippi, United States District Court Western and Middle Districts of Tennessee and the United States District Court Northern District of Florida, United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Mr. Kim is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed Mediator and is Registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator and Arbitrator Roster.
Mr. Kim has a number of years of experience defending individuals and insurance carriers with respect to personal injury claims. He has litigated to judgment and/or settled thousands of cases representing injured parties. In addition he has litigated or resolved intellectual property matters, including but not limited to those dealing with confidentiality and non-compete clauses. Mr. Kim is well versed in intellectual property law and has negotiated complex contracts for the production of early phase vaccines and has negotiated biotechnology manufacturing and licensing agreements with private and public pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies worldwide. Mr. Kim has participated in many mediations over the past 20 years either as a mediator or as an attorney representing a party in mediation and has come to understand the important and subtle nuances to mediate a case.
Mr. Kim has also participated in nearly one hundred hours of mediation training including attending such courses as Early Dispute Resolution in Healthcare; Techniques for Avoiding (and /or Breaking) Impasse; Alabama Mediator Ethics; Memphis Bar ADR Annual Section Seminars.