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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

HERB KIM HAS PASSED AWAY

This horrible news, about our friend and colleague dying in a tragic accident, was released this morning in an email from the FACDL president: 

Dear members,

It is with a very heavy heart and great sadness that I tell you that our dear friend, colleague, and brother, Herb Kim, passed away unexpectedly yesterday in an accident.
Herb was a friend to many of us, always with a smile, a joke, and always full of kindness and loyalty. 
He was also a true warrior- a fearless advocate from the time he was an Assistant Public Defender to his later work in private practice. He brought skill, zealousness, and even laughter to a trial, every time.
If you had the good fortune to know him, you know that the world was better with him in it. He will be missed, and he will be remembered with love, respect, and admiration. 


Herb is on the left. His dear friend and colleague Marcos Quesada is in the center. 

Herb was simply a great person. He was a superb lawyer and he was always happy, always smiling, always ready to pitch in and help. 

Recently many of you know that a great attorney who does some work for RC3 was struck by a young driver who was texting,  as he was out for a run. He ended up with a broken back, although he could have easily been killed. 

Life is a gift. It is precious. Let us take time from our busy days and remember that life is all too fleeting and we need to enjoy each day for all that it can offer us. 

Rest in Peace Herb, you will be always remembered, and deeply missed. 

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace. He was an excellent attorney and a gentleman. -Al Milian

Anonymous said...

So terribly sad and tragic. My condolences to his family and friends for their great loss.

Phil R said...

Several years ago I tried a lengthy federal trial in WPB with Herb and Marcos. I had heard many good things about Herb but this was my first time spending a lot of time with him. He was a very good lawyer. He was always smiling and upbeat. He was the first to volunteer to help another lawyer. He was just an all around great guy. This news is tragic beyond all measure. It's hard to make sense as to why such bad things happen to such good people.

Jen WS said...

He will be dearly missed. So kind and generous. Love this picture of him.

Anonymous said...

Herb was kind and polite. He got the job done without making it unfriendly. Sorry to hear of his loss.

Victoria Sigler said...

I am so saddened to hear of Mr. Kim’s untimely passing. He was a smart energetic and professional attorney. It was a pleasure to watch him work.

Anonymous said...

Herb was a great guy. Always ready to help. Never said no if you needed something. Always had a joke, a smile, a great attitude, and fun to be around.

Will miss seeing you around the courthouse buddy.

NB

Anonymous said...

How, where when, and what happened?

Anonymous said...

Really, really sad news. So sorry for Herb's family and for his close friends. He was a very nice guy, and a very good lawyer. He'll be missed.

Brent Del Gaizo

Scott Saul said...

I am so sorry to hear this. He was a consummate professional, quite the gentleman and always had a wonderful disposition about him.

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace!

Lucian Ferster said...

Years ago I was Herb's training attorney in the felony division of the public defender's office. We spent a lot of time together and tried several of his cases together. He was a fearless young lawyer, ready to fight but humble enough to learn. I always liked his energy, his quick mind, his iconoclastic humor, and his innate kindness. His presence enriched the Mimai legal scene. I will miss him; many will.

Evan Crawford said...

Always very pleasant fearless in the courtroom i will miss his presence rest in peace legal eagle

Anonymous said...

May he Rest in Peace. Rumpole's observations about the value and gift that each day offers is well taken and we should strive to have the level of appreciation that each on this Earth merits.