Bob Katz Law Serves Growing Korean-American Community

Last year, Governor Martin O’Malley announced that Maryland would join several other states in celebrating Korean American Day on January 13th. Korean American Day is a step toward recognizing the important contributions of the Korean community in the United States and in Maryland. At Bob Katz Law, we recognize the importance of the Korean-American community and have successfully helped many Korean-Americans who have been involved in personal injury accidents.


In 1903, January 13th was the date of the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the United States, when the S.S. Gaelic arrived in Hawaii carrying 120 hopeful individuals. Today, Korean Americans are a strong and vibrant community in the United States, particularly in Maryland. The Korean American community is characterized by an intense work ethic, a strong value of education, and a thriving entrepreneurial spirit. Over 49,000 Korean Americans live in Maryland, and the state ranks 9th among states with the largest Korean-American populations. Including Washington, D.C. and Virginia, almost 250,000 Korean Americans live in the areas in which Bob Katz Law practices.


The attorneys at Bob Katz Law have taken important steps to serve the Korean American community in Maryland. In personal injury matters, it is necessary to be able to speak directly with a knowledgeable attorney or paralegal. This is why Bob Katz Law has several experienced staff members who are fluent in Korean. Christine Lee is a member of Bob Katz’s Personal Injury Group. Before attending law school, Ms. Lee’s education was is in Asian American Studies, and she is fluent in Korean. Likewise, Sena Paek, Kasey Paek, and Yun Cha Yun are Korean-English interpreters for Bob Katz’s Personal Injury Group. As Korean immigrants or family of Korean immigrants themselves, their role is to help Korean Americans communicate with the personal injury attorneys at Bob Katz Law and explain the complex American civil justice system.


These efforts have been successful, as the attorneys at Bob Katz Law have several positive case results for Korean Americans who have been involved in car accidents. For more information, visit our case results page, including the details of a Montgomery County Korean American who recovered damages for pain he was experiencing in his spine after a car accident, and another case involving a Korean American from Virginia who suffered from serious personal injuries after a car accident.  


Bob Katz Law has also established a hotline with staff who speak Korean and a Korean-language version of our website. If you need legal assistance and speak Korean, call Bob Katz Law for a consultation at 1-800-713-7207.

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