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About Hyun Chin


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.


  • 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
  • Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County
  • Orange County Deputy Sheriffs PBA
  • Orange County Correction Officers Benevolent Association (OCCOBA)
  • Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois
  • Orange County Legislator Katie Bonelli (Majority Leader; D5)
  • Joan Cusack-McGuirk, President & CEO of Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital
  • 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

Women For Kim


An Autumn Evening at The Chateau Hathorn

Join Hyun Chin Kim and fellow supporters for an evening of fine Swiss and French cuisine at an authentically furnished 18th-Century private mansion. All proceeds to benefit Hyun Chin Kim for Orange County Court Judge.

Tickets: $50 per person

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

The Chateau Hathorn

33 Hathorn Road | Warwick, NY 10990

Due to COVID-19 social distancing regulations, reservations are strongly encouraged.


To RSVP, or to become a sponsor, email


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We are so proud to have the endorsement of former Orange County Legislator Melissa Bonacic, whom Hyun Chin worked closely with during her time at the County Attorney's Office. We thank her for her unwavering support of, and confidence in Hyun Chin Kim.

"I had the opportunity to see [Hyun Chin] argue some cases in the courtroom, and left in awe at how prepared she was, how passionate she was, and how professional she was. These are just some of the traits that are so important for any sitting judge to have, and Hyun Chin Kim has every single one of them. I am from Orange County, and I will be voting for Hyun Chin Kim for Orange County Court Judge."

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