Kim grew up in Fort McMurray when his parents moved to here 1965. The population then was about 1200.
He graduated from the University of Alberta, and then went to Ottawa to study law and Graduated from the University of Ottawa Law school in1981. Kim began articling at the firm in 1981and practiced with the firm for a number of years until setting up a partnership with Ryan Taitinger. In 2013 Kim rejoined the firm as a Partner.
Kim has been active in the community with the Kinsmen and with the Boy Scouts and in fact received a medal from the Governor General of Canada for his contribution to the scouting movement.