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.