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Yongmoon "Elijah" Kim, Esq.

Yongmoon Kim is the founding and managing attorney, concentrating on consumer class actions and complex personal injury cases. He currently serves as the chair of the Consumer Protection Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, advocating on behalf of consumers on pending legislation in the State of New Jersey, and as a member of the Class Actions Committee of the NJSBA. He also serves as the chair of the Consumer Law Committee and co-chair of the Civil Practice Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association.

Yongmoon also serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Consumers League of New Jersey—a nonprofit, membership organization founded in 1900 which educates and advocates on behalf of consumers—and as a member of the Board of Directors for Northeast New Jersey Legal Services. 

He has been recognized for his pro bono contributions and has been awarded the Champions of Justice Award from NNJLS and the Equal Justice Medals from the Legal Services of New Jersey. He is a frequent speaker at national, state, and local conferences on consumer law, class action, and trial advocacy topics. He was a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Special Civil Part Practice until the committee was dissolved.

Besides always working on cases, Yongmoon enjoys lifting heavy weights and spending time with his family.

Philip D. Stern, Esq.

Philip D. Stern is Of Counsel to the Kim Law Firm.  Philip Stern focuses his practice on consumer protection cases, pursuing individual and class claims against debt collectors for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other consumer protection statutes. His extensive trial and appellate experiences include the first decision in the country holding a collection attorney violates the FDCPA when the representations implied from him signing a collection complaint are false, and the leading New Jersey decision delineating the evidential record which a debt buyer must establish to meet its burden when moving for summary judgment. In addition to matters in NJ state courts, he has handled cases throughout the country including arguing appeals in the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 9th Circuits. He has taught appellate advocacy at Seton Hall Law School and is a frequent panelist and presenter at national, state, and local conferences on consumer law. In addition, he sits on the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Consumer Protection Law Committee and was a member of the Supreme Court’s Ad Hoc Committee addressing attorney-client agreements in fee-shifting cases.

Angela Yu, Esq.

Angela Yu is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York and focuses mainly on personal injury matters.

Before practicing law, Angela was a teacher for ten years working with young children. She cared very much about her students—she still remembers their names and thinks about them to this day. Likewise, as a lawyer, Angela cares about her clients and is dedicated to helping those who have been seriously injured through no fault of their own.

In law school as a student attorney in the Civil Justice Clinic, Angela successfully advocated for her clients in Social Security disability matters to get the benefits they deserve. She has also written for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives Forum.

Angela enjoys good food, relaxing at the sauna, and spending time with her two young daughters.

Mark H. Jensen, Esq.

Mark Jensen concentrates his practice on class action litigation. Mark is a former clinical psychotherapist who began his career by serving underrepresented communities through non-profit organizations such as Catholic Charities, Youth Consultation Services, the Puerto Rican Action Board, School Based Youth Services, Legal Services of New Jersey, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, and the Bergen County Office of the Public Defender. Mark received his M.S.W., Cum Laude, from Rutgers University and his J.D. from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. During his time at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Mark developed his skills as a litigator through National Trial and Appellate Advocacy Teams, as well as a judicial internship in Bergen County Superior Court. Mark is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the NJSBA Consumer Protection Law Committee, as well as licensed to practice in the state of New Jersey as well as the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Mark remains committed to protecting consumer rights and seeking equitable solutions through litigation, meditation, and alternative dispute resolution.

Daniel M. Baczynski, Esq.

Daniel M. Baczynski is Of Counsel to the Kim Law Firm. Daniel Baczynski is originally from Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois for his undergraduate before obtaining his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University in Chicago. With his wife Hannah he has traveled across the country, doing cases in a wide variety of states including Washington, Illinois, Utah, the Dakotas, and New Jersey. He enjoys seeking justice for the disadvantaged, which has led to a career in both consumer protection and civil rights. While the cases are often difficult, Daniel relishes the opportunity to champion those who have been exploited and fleeced. More than just cases, Daniel appreciates the person behind the harm. Representing the abused has led to many amazing relationships, all of which I continue to cherish even after the case has been resolved. In his free time, Daniel attempts (fruitlessly) to contain the two tornados he calls his children – Lulu and Rupert. He also enjoys snowboarding, bad horror movies, and playing board games with friends.

Sean F. Forlenza, Esq.

Sean F. Forlenza is Of Counsel to the Kim Law Firm. He is a licensed attorney in the State of New Jersey and the U.S. District Court. He received his J.D. from Widener University Delaware School of Law and his B.S. in Accounting from Rider University. Sean served as a law clerk for the New Jersey Division of State Police from 2005 to 2006. He has also practiced law as a solo practitioner since 2016 in the areas of consumer protection and criminal defense. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, driving through the New Jersey Pine Barrens to visit the Jersey shore, and reading novels from his favorite authors: Joseph Conrad, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Victor Hugo, and Leo Tolstoy.