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About Hyun Chin

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Hyun Chin Kim is an experienced, forthright, and fair attorney whose successful career, spanning nearly 25 years, is a testament to her tremendous work ethic and perseverance.

Since 2018, she has served as the court attorney for Orange County Court Judge William L. DeProspo, where she conducts research, drafts opinions, reviews legal documents, and confers with lawyers on unusual or complex proceedings. She also advises Judge DeProspo on legal issues, and assists him with conducting discovery, pre-trial hearings, settlement conferences, and trials.

Prior to accepting this position, Hyun Chin dedicated 13 years to the Orange County Attorney’s Office in Goshen, N.Y., where she rose to the position of chief assistant county attorney of litigation, supervising all civil litigation for the County of Orange in the municipal division of the County Attorney's Office. Throughout her 13 years, she’s represented Orange County in state and federal courts, handling a variety of cases including civil rights actions, employment and labor matters, contractual claims, wrongful death actions, and personal injury cases.

Since 2010, Hyun Chin has served on the Critique Faculty within the New York State Bar Association’s Trial Advocacy Program at Cornell University School of Law, where she provides training and guidance to attorneys litigating in New York State.

Upon graduating from law school, Hyun Chin accepted a position as an assistant district attorney with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office in Bronx, N.Y. In this capacity, she prosecuted major felony offenses in the Trial Division ranging from homicides, attempted murders, robberies, burglaries, and weapons charges. She later served at Ahmuty, Demers & Mcmanus in Hopewell Junction as an associate attorney, litigating civil claims.

Hyun Chin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She received her Juris Doctorate from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, Pa. She is married to Paul S. Ernenwein, partner at a prestigious Hudson Valley-based law firm. They reside in Newburgh, and have two children, 17-year-old Isabel and 16-year-old Emily.

Endorsements

  • Orange County Republican Committee
  • Independence Party of New York
  • Orange County Conservative Party
  • Libertarian Party of New York
  • New York State FOP
  • New York State Police Investigators Association
  • Orange County District Attorney’s Investigators Association
  • Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County
  • Orange County Deputy Sheriffs PBA
  • Orange County Correction Officers Benevolent Association (OCCOBA)
  • Carl DuBois
  • Orange County Legislator Katie Bonelli (Majority Leader; D5)
  • Joan Cusack-McGuirk, President & CEO of Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825
  • Brendan Casey, Orange County Commissioner of Emergency Services
  • Orange County Legislator Kevin W. Hines (D12)
  • Orange County Legislator Thomas Faggione (D13)
  • Orange County Legislator James O'Donnell (D21)
  • Former Orange County Legislative Chairman Michael Pillmeier
  • Town of Minisink Republican Committee
  • Town of New Windsor Republican Committee
  • Town of Warwick Republican Committee
  • Town of Mount Hope Republican Committee
  • North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Retired NYS Senator John Bonacic

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I am so humbled this morning by this community’s overwhelming show of support and cannot express how privileged I feel to serve as the next Orange County Court Judge.

Thank you again to all who did so much to help us along this journey.
We did it!
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I am so humbled this morning by this community’s overwhelming show of support and cannot express how privileged I feel to serve as the next Orange County Court Judge. 

Thank you again to all who did so much to help us along this journey. 
We did it!

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Congratulations and best wishes for continued success!

Congratulations Hyun Chin - very happy for you. You will do great things.

I am so glad a strong woman is representing the orange county courts. You truly are an inspiration to us all.

Congratulations! Hard earned and well deserved!

Well deserved. So happy for you. Congrats!!!

Congratulations 🔥 I’m sure you’ll continue to do great things ❤️

Congratulations your Honor!!

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Awesome, thank you for serving!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations HCK!!! ❤️

CONGRATULATIONS 🍾🎉 I’m so happy for you

Congratulations!

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Congratulations! It your lucky day.

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I want Paul Paul S. Ernenwein to refer to you as Your Honor everyday😘

Congratulations!!!🎉🍾

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As our campaign comes to a close, Hyun Chin Kim - and our entire team - would like to extend our appreciation to our many volunteers and supporters for all the hours they have invested over the last few months. Political campaigns extend beyond a single candidate and are truly a team effort of many great people and great minds. We could not have done it without all of you. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

As our campaign comes to a close, Hyun Chin Kim - and our entire team - would like to extend our appreciation to our many volunteers and supporters for all the hours they have invested over the last few months. Political campaigns extend beyond a single candidate and are truly a team effort of many great people and great minds. We could not have done it without all of you. Thank you.

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Congratulations

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Congratulations, Hyun Chin!!

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