Anthony Kim is a partner at the firm. His practice encompasses complex civil litigation in state and federal court, representing clients in a wide range of cases, including class action litigation, contract disputes, employment, and public interest litigation involving CEQA, taxpayer waste laws, and the Public Records Act. Anthony also represents injured workers before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
Anthony has litigated cases at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels, including the California Supreme Court. Anthony was recognized again this year for the third consecutive year as a Super Lawyer in environmental litigation.
Anthony’s wide range of litigation matters include:
- Obtaining published appellate decision establishing that taxpayers may bring a taxpayer-waste/conflict-of-interest action against private parties who enter into an improper contract with a public agency. Gilbane v. Sup. Ct., 223 Cal. App. 4th 1527 (2014).
- Obtaining published appellate decision successfully reversing the trial court’s ruling on whether a public agency was required to recirculate an environmental impact report based on substantial new information, and affirming the trial court’s ruling that the public agency was required to comply with its general plan requirement to generate electricity on-site to the maximum extent feasible. This case also established that public agencies must comply with the plain language of Government Code section 66474 when approving a parcel map. Spring Valley Lake Ass’n v. City of Victorville, 248 Cal. App. 4th 91 (2016).
- Successfully challenging annexation of city and unincorporated section of county into fire district’s service zones, ultimately resulting in the refund of approximately $6.8 million in special taxes back to property owners.
- Securing full defense verdict on summary judgment on behalf of employer against employee seeking in excess of $1,000,000.00 for alleged discrimination, harassment, IIED, breach of contract, and constructive discharge.
- Securing full defense verdict on summary judgment on behalf of individual sued in business dispute involving causes of action for indemnity, breach of warranty, fraud, negligence, restitution, and rescission.
- Successfully obtaining summary adjudication on behalf of employer as to causes of action for retaliation and wrongful termination under FEHA due to employee’s failure to exhaust administrative remedies.
- Successfully obtaining writ of mandate setting aside mitigated negative declaration and development agreement related to proposed Amazon distribution warehouse.
- Successfully obtaining writ of mandate setting aside environmental impact report on the ground that public agency failed to support its finding that proposed land use project would not result in significant hazardous materials and air quality impacts.
- Successfully obtaining writ of mandate against Westminster School District ordering it to promptly and fully comply with the California Public Records Act.
Prior to helping found KLK Law Group, Anthony was an associate with Briggs Law Corporation, litigating complex public interest, commercial, and employment disputes. He graduated with a B.A. in history from Cal State Long Beach, and graduated cum laude at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he served as an editor on the Law Review and as a judicial extern to Judge Timothy Taylor of the San Diego County Superior Court.