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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

  • New York State Police Investigators Association
  • Orange County Deputy Sheriffs PBA
  • Orange County Correction Officers Benevolent Association (OCCOBA)
  • Orange County Republican Committee
  • Independence Party of New York
  • 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
  • Orange County Conservative Party
  • Libertarian Party of New York
  • 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
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After a hectic - but successful! - primary season, we would like to extend our gratitude once again to all of you who provided so much invaluable support to Hyun Chin Kim’s campaign since the beginning of the year.

We hope to continue to earn your support as Hyun Chin works toward November’s election. Together, we can ensure that the most qualified candidate becomes Orange County’s first female County Court Judge. She has the experience, skill, and integrity that Orange County needs. Only 98 days to go!!
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After a hectic - but successful! - primary season, we would like to extend our gratitude once again to all of you who provided so much invaluable support to Hyun Chin Kim’s campaign since the beginning of the year.

We hope to continue to earn your support as Hyun Chin works toward November’s election. Together, we can ensure that the most qualified candidate becomes Orange County’s first female County Court Judge. She has the experience, skill, and integrity that Orange County needs. Only 98 days to go!!

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Who couldn’t vote for that smile??

July 7, 1981 was a monumental day in history. Hyun Chin Kim was a mere 10 years old when, on this date nearly 40 years ago, President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor, an Arizona court of appeals judge, to be the first woman Supreme Court justice in U.S. history. Her appointment paved the way for women in the field of law everywhere, and her legacy as the first woman to serve on the nation's highest court will live on in history forever. Today, we honor her 24-year service. ... See MoreSee Less

July 7, 1981 was a monumental day in history. Hyun Chin Kim was a mere 10 years old when, on this date nearly 40 years ago, President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor, an Arizona court of appeals judge, to be the first woman Supreme Court justice in U.S. history. Her appointment paved the way for women in the field of law everywhere, and her legacy as the first woman to serve on the nations highest court will live on in history forever. Today, we honor her 24-year service.

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So awesome! My brother graduated from college in ‘81 and went on to clerk for Sandra Day O’Connor in 1988! Great footsteps to follow, Hyun Chin Kim!

With the closing of the Primary Election we want to take a moment to thank our supporters, who have stuck with us so faithfully through these unique and challenging times. The Hyun Chin Kim for County Court team is grateful for your support! ... See MoreSee Less

With the closing of the Primary Election we want to take a moment to thank our supporters, who have stuck with us so faithfully through these unique and challenging times. The Hyun Chin Kim for County Court team is grateful for your support!
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