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People You Should Know in Gwangju: Duckhee Park

------------------------ (2)Name: Duckhee Park

Occupation: Attorney-at-law

Hometown: Gwangju, Korea

Length of time in Gwangju/Korea:  20 years in Gwangju, 50 years in Korea

My hometown is famous for . . . traditional culture and agriculture.

If I could have any superpower it would be  .  . .  to see the future.

A great book I would recommend is . . . The Old Man and the Sea.

The food I make that I am best known for is . . . chicken soup.

My favorite movie is . . . Cinema Paradiso.

What is your best tip for living in Korea?

Learn the Korean language and about its culture.

What is your surefire way to beat the blues when you are feeling homesick?

Taking a walk.

What is the oddest job you have ever had?

Park serves as a board member for the Gwangju International Center.

Park serves as a board member for the Gwangju International Center.


What is your favorite game to play?

Go Stop (picture cards play)

Tell us a strange or interesting fact about you.

I like to learn as many foreign languages as possible, many of which are still at the beginning stages.

Describe your favorite travel destination.

I like Hawaii and the Rocky Mountains.

How long has your law firm been operating in Gwangju?

10 years

How did your business/organization begin?

I began my private practice after I finished my judgeship.

What is the best part of your day?

Solving enigmatic legal issues.

What can be the most difficult part of your day?

Facing my opponent in the court room.

What is the thing you wish more people knew about your business?

I have knowledge and experience on international legal matters.

What is the best advice you can give to people who use your services?

Apply the legal advice I give you everyday, consistently.

What is the most useful thing your business does for the people in Gwangju?

I help out by finding the best solution to social disputes.

How do you and your business fit into the community?

I keep the peace by offering solutions.

Do you have any volunteer or charity work you perform for the community?

I stay involved by being a board member of the Gwangju International Center, and I am the chair of the Volunteer Center.  I also  help out the Jeolla Safety Alliance (JSA) with legal advice for victims of crimes.

Is there any personal code or motto you use to run your business?

I strive to offer the best service in the world.

What are some future plans you have for your business?

I would like to expand my practice overseas.

Are there any services you can recommend in Gwangju that a lot of folks don’t know about?

Seek advice from GIC when in trouble, because they are kind and competent.

Duckhee Park has offices are near the District Courthouse in Dong-gu. Since Park can assist his clients in English and Mandarin, and has knowledge of international legal issues, he has helped many expats in Gwangju who needed advice. 

Attourney Park’s Law Firm
#402 Simsan Bldg., 342-13
Jisan-dong, Dong-gu
Gwangju 501-838


  • Jonathan Ambuchi Sila

    I am a happy man today, I spent part of my day today viewing the Gwangju News.I learned abour Duckhee Park who has interest of expanding his practice oversease.I want to tell him that he is most welcome to Kenya. I happen to come to Gwangju one day the person I will first look for is Duckhee Park.