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Robert Kim Bingham, Sr.

Meet Robert Kim Bingham, Sr.

Robert Kim Bingham, Sr., J.D., Of Counsel, Cipparone & Zaccaro, P.C., 261 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320, (860) 442-0150,

Bar Admissions: Massachusetts, 1969; United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1970; United States Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, 1979; Supreme Court of the United States, 1980

Practice Areas: , Immigration

Kim has substantial experience as an immigration lawyer. He has 37 years of continuous service as a federal attorney for the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). He was in the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2003 to 2009. He also held positions as Special Counsel, in Hartford, CT, to the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Department of Homeland Security from 1995 to 2009. He was an Assistant and Associate General Counsel, in Washington, DC, at INS Headquarters from 1990 to 1995. Kim was also the Chief of the Office of General Counsel Enforcement Division from 1992 to 1993. He served as Deputy District Counsel to the INS in Arlington, VA from1984 to 1990. He was the Nationality Attorney in Boston, MA, from 1972 to 1984.

An author and instructor in Immigration and Nationality Law

Kim has written legal articles for the Boston Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, the Federal Election Commission, and the Executive Office of US Attorneys. He has also published two books. In 1986, Vantage Press published his book, BECOMING AN AMERICAN: The Legal Process. In 2009, Kim wrote a book about his father’s life as a diplomat during World War II. The book is entitled COURAGEOUS DISSENT: How Harry Bingham Defied His Government to Save Lives. For more on this book, see the website for Hiram Bingham IV at As the author of COURAGEOUS DISSENT, he makes public appearances regarding his father's World War II rescues in Vichy, France. He also led a successful campaign for his father's U.S. postage stamp entitled “Hiram Bingham IV, Distinguished American Diplomat." He served as an INS Instructor on immigration law in Glynco, GA, Artesia, NM, and Boston, MA, in the 1980s & 1990s.


Kim started his schooling at the Groton School. For college, he attended Yale University. He received his law degree from Boston University School of Law.

Professional Memberships
Kim stays current on immigration law as a former member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He has been a past member of the American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, and the Federal Bar Association. From 1975 to 1982, he was a member of the Boston Bar Association, Committee on Courts, Environment Committee.

An active community member

Kim is also active in his community. He has served as Chairman of the Salem, CT, Recreation Commission. He sings with the Anglican Singers and the Stonington Madrigal Singers, and is a member of the St. James Episcopal Church Choir in New London, CT.