Kim grew up in Vanceboro, North Carolina. After graduating high school, she enlisted in the United States Navy and served over six years as a Hospital Corpsman. Through her training, Kim earned national certifications as an Emergency Medical Technician and as a Surgical Technologist. In her free time, Kim took classes at night and on the weekends to earn her Associate of Arts degree. After leaving the Navy, Kim put her medical skills to good use and began working in a civilian hospital as a surgical technologist.
Kim enrolled in Florida International University with plans to earn a nursing degree; however, that changed when she took a criminal law class as an elective. Kim fell in love with the nuances of law and decided to change course to pursue a career in the legal field. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a certificate in Women’s Studies. From there, Kim went on to attend Regent University School of Law. While in law school, she was an active member of the Federalist Society and a member of the Moot Court Board. In her third year, Kim obtained a third-year practice license, enabling her to try cases as intern with the District Attorney’s Office.
After Kim graduated law school, she was hired as an Assistant District Attorney in North Carolina’s First Prosecutorial District. She served as an Assistant District Attorney for over 15 years obtaining the distinction of Chief Assistant District Attorney. This position provided Kim with valuable trial experience, trying every type of case from a seatbelt ticket to capital murder. In 2020, Kim completed the process to become a Board Certified Specialist in North Carolina State Criminal Law. Additionally, she teaches Juvenile Law and Preparing for Court to cadets enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program at the College of the Albemarle.
Becoming Part of Parks Zeigler
In 2022, Kim decided it was time to expand her career and embark in a new and challenging direction. She made the decision to enter private practice and focus her knowledge and experience on criminal and traffic defense, spearheading Parks Zeigler’s North Carolina criminal and traffic defense practice group.
Kim is an active member of the North Carolina’s First District Bar Association. She has previously served as the secretary, the vice president, and as the president of the First District Bar. Kim is active in her local church and serves as a leader in the children’s ministry.
More About Kim
When not in the courtroom, Kim loves to spend time with her husband, two children, and her pets. She also loves a good mystery and spends her free time reading and listening to true crime stories. Kim’s even appeared on some popular true crime television shows such as Snapped, Killer Bods, and Court Cam.