Peter Kyung, Esq.

Immigration Attorney Peter Kyung

 

Mr. Kyung is a founding partner who was born and raised in Sacramento. His objective is to show the care, compassion, and concern necessary to assist clients in reaching their business and immigration related goals.

Legal Experience

Mr. Kyung was determined to gain practical knowledge and experience in as many legal practice areas as possible. Through his internships, he had the opportunity to assist individuals, state and federal officials, as well as state and corporate entities. After working with professionals and under-represented individuals alike, he returned to his fervent desire to focus his practice on immigration-related issues. His past experiences include:

  • Certified Law Student, Community Legal Services – Immigration Clinic
  • Certified Law Student, Community Legal Services – Victims Clinic
  • Victims Resource and Referral Staff, Victims of Crime Resource Center
  • Legal Interpreter/Translator, Community Legal Services – Family Law Clinic
  • Legal Intern, Office of the California Attorney General – Victim Services Unit
  • Legal Intern, UC Davis Health Systems – Legal Affairs Department
  • Legal Intern, Jones Day

Professional Activities and Affiliations

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Northern California (AILA NorCal)
  • Board Member, Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA)
  • Member, Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento (ABAS)
  • Member, Korean American Bar Association of Sacramento (KABAS)
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member, Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA)
  • Member, Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA)
  • Chair of Board, Sacramento County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service (SCBA’s LRS)
  • Member, Christian Legal Society (CLS)

Public Service

  • Landlord/Tenant Attorney-Volunteer, Sacramento Housing Mediation Center
  • Immigration Attorney-Volunteer, Citizenship/Naturalization Fair at Pacific, McGeorge
  • Immigration Attorney-Volunteer, Deferred Action Fair at Pacific, McGeorge
  • Attorney-Volunteer, Volunteer Legal Services Program of Northern California (VLSP)
  • Attorney-Volunteer, Operation Protect and Defend
  • Immigration Attorney-Volunteer, My Sister’s House
  • Criminal Attorney-Volunteer, Expungement Clinic
  • Attorney-Mentor, C.K. McClatchy High School’s Law and Public Policy Academy

Admitted to Practice

  • All State Courts of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Academic Background

J.D. McGeorge School of Law, 2011

  • Concentration in International Law
  • Member, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)
  • Member, Roger J. Traynor Honor Society
  • Dean’s Honor List
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence

B.A. University of California, Davis, 2007

  • Majors: Mandarin Chinese and Political Science
  • Minor: Religious Studies
  • Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon

Non-Legal Community Service

  • Data-Entry Volunteer, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (2009-2010)
  • Volunteer, Sacramento Loaves and Fishes/Capital Christian Center (1998-2006)
  • Volunteer, Salvation Army (2002-2004)
  • Youth Group Leader, Sacramento Korean Shining Church (2005-2007)
  • Bassist, Sacramento Korean Presbyterian Church (2001-2003)
  • Volunteer, Youth With A Mission (1998-2002)

Languages

  • Fluent Korean
  • Conversational Mandarin Chinese

Interests

  • Painting, Snowboarding/Skiing, Dancing, Table Tennis, Bass Guitar