Daniel C. Kim




Daniel Kim is a Shareholder in Weintraub Tobin’s Trusts & Estates Litigation practice group.

His practice focuses on all aspects of Trusts and Estates litigation, including fiduciary abuse, elder financial abuse, contested trust administrations, probate, and contested conservatorships. With experience as a complex civil litigator, Daniel applies his litigation expertise in highly contentious and complicated trust and estate disputes to help direct the matters towards resolution, where possible, or successful trials and appeals. Daniel is based out of the Firm’s Sacramento office and serves clients throughout the state of California.

Daniel received his law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he served on the editorial board for the McGeorge Law Review. During law school, Daniel also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable John A. Mendez, Federal Court Judge in the Eastern District of California. Daniel received his Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Chicago. He is admitted to practice before California state courts and all U.S. District Courts in California.

Trust and Estates Executive Committee (“TEXCOM”), California Lawyers Association

Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Sacramento, Class of 2018

State Bar of California, Trust and Estates Section

Sacramento County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section
Probate and Estate Planning Section Secretary (2020)
Probate and Estate Planning Section Vice Chair (2021)
Probate and Estate Planning Section Chair (2022)


Best Lawyers in America®, “Ones to Watch,” 2021-2024, Litigation – Trusts & Estates, Trusts & Estates

Northern California Super Lawyers – Rising Star, 2016- 2020

Northern California Super Lawyers, 2022, 2023

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2017, 2021, 2023

Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar,  2018

J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2010

B.A., University of Chicago, 2003

Webinar: How to Get Rid of a Dead Body

On March 23, 2022, Trusts & Estates attorney Daniel Kim presented a webinar for the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association. The webinar, titled How to Get Rid of a Dead Body, discussed challenges an individual may face when handling the remains of a late family member or friend. Because…

  • When: Mar 23, 2022
  • Where: Webinar

Sands Through the Hour Glass: Wage and Hour Update

Summary of Program Unfortunately, both single-plaintiff and class-action wage and hour lawsuits continue to plague California employers. Often employers are sued because of technical violations that occur simply because the employer is unaware of its legal obligations. In addition, the ever increasing number of claims filed with the Department of…

  • When: Apr 14, 2016
  • Where: Weintraub Tobin

Even Keanu Can’t Figure It Out: The Leave Law Matrix

Summary of Program Administering leaves of absence and disability accommodations in California can be very challenging.  California has a paid sick leave law and numerous other leave laws and wage replacement benefits that interact with one another. To properly administer leaves and accommodate employees, employers need to understand the various…

  • When: Mar 17, 2016
  • Where: Webinar

Guardians at the Gate: Properly Trained Managers are Your First Line of Defense

Summary of Program Most employers know that it is crucial to have well trained supervisors to help ensure that rank and file employees perform their jobs effectively and efficiently. However, many employers don’t realize how important it is that supervisors be trained to understand the many employment laws that govern…

  • When: Feb 18, 2016
  • Where: Weintraub Tobin

Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Workplace Investigations Unit (Vida Thomas and Lizbeth West) for this one-day, in-depth training on conducting effective workplace investigations: The legal duty to investigate Selecting the right investigator Recognizing your own biases Conducting effective witness interviews Writing the investigation report Seminar Program8:30 am – 9:00…

  • When: Mar 3, 2016
  • Where: Weintraub Tobin

Mandatory AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Summary of Program The regulations regarding California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for supervisors require that certain employers provide training to their supervisors every two years. The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin is offering a two hour in-person training session that will comply with all…

  • When: Dec 10, 2015
  • Where: Weintraub Tobin

Weintraub Tobin Elevates Four Attorneys to Shareholder

Sacramento, CA (January 1, 2021) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that Meagan D. Bainbridge, Jessica R. Corpuz, Josh H. Escovedo, and Daniel C. Kim have been elected Shareholders in the Firm. Meagan Bainbridge is a member of Weintraub’s Labor and Employment and…

33 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Retain Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 33 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included on the 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California.  In addition, 5 Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition on Northern California and Sacramento “Top” lists. Weintraub attorneys represent 20 percent of…

Where Agreements Won’t Work – A Word to the Wise Regarding Strict Wage and Hour Liability and Related Claims

This article was first published in Volume 29, Issue 2, 2023 of the California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, reprinted by permission. I.      SYNOPSIS Ed was a vibrant and healthy 85-year-old. One day, he decided to sign an advance healthcare directive providing that if his physical condition ever declined, he wished…

Self-Help Discovery May Be Protected Activity

As a matter of first impression, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently held that self-help discovery may constitute “protected activity” under Massachusetts’ anti-retaliation statute. The decision is contrary to other jurisdictions which do not expressly authorize such self-help discovery. To read the full blog, please visit: http://blog.hrusa.com/blog/self-help-discovery-may-be-protected-activity/

DFEH Releases New Guidance Regarding Transgender Employees

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) recently issued new guidance for employers to prevent discrimination against transgender employees, who are protected under California’s Fair Employment & Housing Act (“FEHA”). Since 2012, FEHA protection has been extended to include gender identity and gender expression categories, and defines “gender expression”…