Jason Kim was born in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania, on December 6, 1974, and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2000. His family moved to Blue Ridge, Georgia in 1982. He received a Bachelor of Arts, Cum laude, in English, with a minor in Philosophy from ToccoaFalls College in 1996, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia in 2000. While at Toccoa Falls College, Mr. Kim was a member of the student government as Treasurer for one year, served as a resident assistant and was an editor for the student newspaper. While at the University of Georgia School of Law Mr. Kim clerked for the Clarke County Magistrate Court Judge and participated in the Lawschool Prosecutorial Clinic by working under the third year practice act at the Hall County District Attorney’s Office in 1999-2000.
Mr. Kim began practicing law in Athens, Georgia at the Law Office of Richard Jack in 2000 where he worked for three years until he began work with Bagwell & Corso in Gainesville, Georgia in 2003. Mr. Kim handled general litigation matters at the Law Office of Richard Jack, with a concentration on insurance subrogation litigation.
At Bagwell and Corso, later Bagwell and Associates, Mr. Kim’s practice consisted largely of real estate transaction work along with continued work in general civil litigation and criminal defense.
In summer of 2007, Mr. Kim opened his own legal practice in Gainesville, Georgia and concentrate mostly on Real Estate transactions and general civil litigation, including Domestic/Divorce, Personal Injury, and Bankruptcy.
Sam Bagwell focuses his practice on Litigation, both Criminal and Civil, including Real Estate Litigation. Sam has always enjoyed spending time in a court room in front of a judge and jury and has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40.
Sam received his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law, and before that he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia focusing on Real Estate. Sam’s legal experience (prior to opening his own firm) includes working as both an Assistant Solicitor in Forsyth County and as Assistant District Attorney in Hall and Dawson Counties, prosecuting misdemeanor and felony charges before local State and Superior Court judges. He also worked with a small two-attorney general practice firm in Gainesville, Georgia where he learned much about real estate closings, civil matters, and contract disputes, in addition to domestic law including divorces, wills, and trusts.
Sam was a founding director of CEMPROC, the Center for Mediation, Peace, and the Resolution of Conflict, which began as a small conflict resolution non-profit corporation in Cumming, Georgia, and which has grown to become an international non-profit corporation with conflict resolution classes and programs in Georgia, Washington, D.C., and Ecuador. If you would like to contact Sam directly, please e-mail him at SBagwell@KimAndBagwell.com.