Mr. Bae started his law career as a military lawyer in the US Navy JAG Corps. He served his tour of duty at the U.S. Naval Legal Service Office Pacific (NLSOPAC) in Yokosuka, Japan, home of the U.S. Seventh Fleet. As an active-duty Navy lawyer, Mr. Bae tried numerous court-martial cases, ranging from misdemeanors to major felonies, including second-chairing two capital murder cases, one involving misappropriation of classified material on North Korea. Mr. Bae also managed the NLSOPAC claims department whose area of responsibility includes mainland Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Diego Garcia, and much of Indian Ocean to the North Arabian Sea. For his accomplishments during his tour, he was awarded a Navy Achievement Medal, a Navy Commendation Medal and a Humanitarian Service Medal.
Mr. Bae graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Economics and received his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Bae served as the Articles Editor of the Southwestern Journal of International Law. Mr. Bae also served as an extern at US Bankruptcy Court, California Attorney General’s Office (Writs, Trials & Appeals) and US Attorney’s Office.
Mr. Bae is a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum which is an organization of trial attorneys in the United States who have obtained a verdict or settlement in excess of a million dollars.
He also serves on the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Armed Forces Committee which supports the Veterans Legal Services Project, a collaboration with U.S. VETS and County of Los Angeles to provide pro bono legal services at Patriotic Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Mr. Bae is admitted to practice in all courts of the state of California as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the United States Supreme Court.