John Lim, Managing Partner of LimNexus LLP, was honored with the Spirit of Excellence Award by the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession at its Midyear Meeting on January 26, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Spirit of Excellence Award is a prestigious honor celebrating lawyers who excel both in their professional career and in their promotion of racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession.
When John founded LimNexus more than 30 years ago, he was determined to demonstrate the excellence that could be achieved with a boutique firm of ethnically diverse lawyers. John’s many accomplishments include his historic role in helping Koreatown to recover from civil unrest in 1992 and his leadership of numerous civil rights and pro-diversity organizations. John’s commitment to social justice spawned from the prejudice he experienced as an immigrant, and is fueled by the demonstrated strength this country enjoys because of the diversity of its people. In his view, “the more diverse we got as a country, the stronger we became.” John’s call to action by fellow lawyers to protect civil rights and resist those who seek to divide us drew standing applause.