David K. Lim, Esq.

David K. Lim (Dave) was born in Kalamzoo, MI at which time he moved to California at the age of three.  Since then, he spent his middle school years in Seoul, Korea and moved back to California for high school. Mr. Lim attended the University of California at San Diego where he was on the dean’s list and received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Philosophy.  He went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree and certification as a Public Interest Scholar at the University of San Francisco, School of Law in May of 1999.

After passing the California State Bar Exam, Mr. Lim began his legal career as Staff Counsel at a national firm in the field of Federal Indian Law.  During that time, Mr. Lim also lectured at Sonoma State University and at San Francisco State University focusing on Federal Indian Law and its impact on Federal and State Governments.

In 2002, Mr. Lim was approached by a law firm to help develop a workers’ compensation system in Indian Country, which began his career in workers’ compensation defense.  Since then, Mr. Lim has developed extensive experience and expertise in this field and has been a Partner at another worker’s compensation defense firm before coming to Bradford & Barthel.  Mr. Lim is the current Managing Attorney in the Santa Rosa office.

Mr. Lim is married to wife Nicole, and has a 14 year old daughter Jayden and 10 year old son, Skyler.  He enjoys hobbies including marathons, road cycling, mud runs, working out, and snowboarding.



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Partner – Santa Rosa Office

Area of Practice
California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Defense

Office Location
100 Stony Point Road, Suite 225
Santa Rosa, California 95401
(707) 571-7415 (main)
(707) 571-7443 (fax)


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