The Hyun Law Group has been successful because of the people we work with. Our team consists of experienced and intelligent people who provide clients with only the best in service and quality.

  • James T. Hyun
    James T. Hyun Founder & Senior Partner

    James T. Hyun has practice civil and criminal litigation of nearly 30 years. Throughout his distinguished career, James Hyun has earned a reputation for persistence and toughness by providing drive, compassion, extensive legal knowledge and prolific courtroom skills for his clients.

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    As a member of the Illinois Trial Association, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Association lawyer, James Hyun is dedicated to ensuring justice and due process for the accused. He has handled numerous high profile and media related cases in the United States. James also was a lead trial attorney in many of the litigations involved with international transactions involving overseas corporations.

    Chicago lawyer, James T. Hyun, has been covered for his representation by the print media including: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Daily Herald, Korea Times Korea Central Daily, YTN News, MBC, KBC News, News Gazaette, Lerner Newspaper, and various other publications for his legal accomplishments.

    James Hyun is also the first attorney in the United States and Korea, to try a case under the US-Korean Extradition Treaty, in the matter of Seuk Hee Lee (Sae Poong Controversy) in US District Court, Southern Michigan.

    James also is a foreign adjunct professor for Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, where he taught complex international business law to both law students and MBA students.

    James Hyun is also a dedicated and proven leader as a champion of community service and as a past president of the Korean American Bar Association has established many pro bono legal clinics throughout the Chicagoland area. He has served over 5000 hours of pro bono legal services. He is currently a chief legal counsel for Korean American Association of Chicago and Korean American Chamber of Commerce. He also authors articles in various legal publications.

    In November of 2008, James has been awarded and recognized by The Honorable Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago for his generosity and dedication in his work for the legal community.

    In May of 2010, James has been appointed an Admin. Law Judge for the Cook County, State of Illinois. He presides over criminal, quasi-criminal, and civil cases in the State of Illinois. He is a currently an active member at National Administrative Law Judge Association and Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judge Association.

    In May, 2013, James has received a certification in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) from Harvard Law School.

    James is also currently an adjunct professor at Northwestern University Law School.

    He has also served as a panel judge for the for numerous mock trials including William C. Vis Arbitration Competition in Hong Kong and American Bar Association National Arbitration Competition.

    In 2015, James received an outstanding community service award from the Cook County States Attorneys Office for his dedication and work for the legal community.

    James was also named an Illinois Super Lawyer, an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of Illinois lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.

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  • William Kim
    William Kim Legal Assistant

    William Kim has been working for Hyun Law Group as a full time paralegal for the last 15 years.

    He has been assisting clients with the real estate tax appeals both residential and commercial. He supervises other law clerks and paralegal in research of tax appeals and review

  • David Kerstein
    David Kerstein Of Counsel

    David attended Northern Illinois University where he was a graduate with Dean’s List distinction. He went on to attend Northern Illinois University Law School where he was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1979 and the United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois in 1980.

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    Even prior to his law school graduation, David has had an extensive extern experience at the Cook County States Attorneys Office and the Cook County Planning & Development Commission.

    After graduation from law school, David committed himself to being a public servant by working as the prosecutor at the Cook County States Attorneys office for seven years and gained extensive experience in all aspects of criminal defense, having been assigned to Juvenile Court, First Municipal Division, Felony Preliminary Hearing, Night Narcotics Division, and working his way up to the Felony Trial Division at 26th & California.

    After leaving the Cook County States Attorneys Office, David worked for the Chicago Transit Authority as their staff attorney concentrating on tort and civil defense work for many years.

    In 1993, David established a Law Office of David Kerstein where he concentrates in the defense of all criminal and traffic-related matter as well as Secretary of State license reinstatement hearings. David is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association and is very active in Jewish Community in the northshore suburbs of Chicago. David currently resides in Northbrook with his wife, Marlene and two children.

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  • Claire Wu
    Claire Wu Legal Assistant
  • Sue Hyun
    Sue Hyun Legal Assistant
  • Sheldon Sorotsky
    Sheldon Sorotsky Of Counsel