Joann Kim

Attorney (UC Davis School of Law)

Joann Kim is an Attorney-Advisor for the Social Security Administration (SSA) in its Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. From 2003 to 2006, she worked for SSA’s Office of the General Counsel, litigating disability law cases in federal district courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In this position, she worked closely with the U.S. Attorneys’ offices in multiple jurisdictions.

Before working for the SSA, Ms. Kim clerked for an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Mariana Islands in Saipan. She graduated from UC Davis School of Law.

Articles By Joann Kim

When Can You Get Disability Benefits for Coronary Heart Disease?
If your coronary artery disease has limited your ability to exert yourself so much that you can't work any job, you have a chance of getting Social Security disability.
Can You Get Disability Benefits for an Aneurysm?
Aortic aneurysms may qualify for Social Security disability automatically if they're severe enough.