DongJoo Kim, also known as DJ, is an associate attorney with BridgeBuilder Tax + Legal Services, P.A. He is licensed to practice law in both Kansas and Missouri. DJ helps individuals and families design customized plans for each season of life. He is exhaustive in his attention to detail in order to deliver the highest quality legal services in each area of law he practices. He practices primarily in the firm’s Estate Planning area. DJ received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law, where he received certificates in Business Law and International Trade Law. He was awarded CALI Excellence for the Future Award. DJ was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2018 and the Kansas Bar in 2020. During law school, he interned at Kansas Legal Services, where he was introduced to estate planning and probate administration. Prior to attending law school, he served in the US-South Korea Alliance Special Force, and then worked as a diplomat for South Korea in Dallas, Texas. DJ’s military and government experience helped him learn how to serve his clients with integrity and loyalty.
He is a member of Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Young Lawyer’s Section, and Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City. DJ also serves on the Pharmacy of Grace board, a charitable pharmacy helping uninsured to afford their medication, as the chair of the Compliance Committee.
DJ was born and raised as the son of a pastor whose mission was helping homeless elders. His mom is a social worker who currently owns a faith-based nursing home in South Korea. DJ has a heart for people in need due to being raised so immersed in the community where he witnessed his parents’ charitable ministry. DJ enjoys playing drums and spending time with his wife, June.
Areas of Practice
- Estate Planning
- Business Succession Planning
- Probate and Trust Administration
- Asset Protection and Wealth Preservation
- Tax planning and structuring for individuals and businesses
Bar Admissions / Professional Designations
2018, Juris Doctor, KU School of Law
2012, Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Berkeley
Professional Associations and Memberships
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Missouri Bar Young Lawyer’s Section
Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City
Past Employment Positions
The Love Law Group, LLC