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Anna Reese Yum

Anna Reese Yum

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

As a former deputy district attorney, I know how to handle a criminal case from every angle. I'm committed to providing you with the strongest possible defense. I graduated from Northwestern University, ranked 12th in the country. I received my law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. I'm also called upon regularly by national news networks such as Fox News Channel and HLN/CNN to provide expert legal commentary on newsworthy high profile cases.

If you or a loved one has been arrested, charged, convicted or are simply under investigation, it is in your best interest to have a competent and aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side who will evaluate every shred of evidence and fight to get your charges reduced if not dropped all together.

I handle all areas of criminal defense including felonies, misdemeanors, drug cases, DUI/DWI charges, domestic violence, theft, assault, and much more.

Call me about your case. I can immediately answer your questions and provide you with the help that you need.


Languages Spoken: English, Korean

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    8 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    10 years



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

32 total 

  • Corey Wlodarczyk

    Anna is an excellent attorney who goes the distance for her clients. She is incredibly knowledgeable of the law, and has the skills to achieve the very best results for her clients. Anna's clients can rest assured that their legal representation is always in the best of hands.


    Corey Wlodarczyk DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Douglas MacMillan Borthwick

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Douglas Borthwick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

501 W Broadway Ste 700
San Diego, CA, 92101


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201205/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
National Women Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40- Criminal DefenseThe American Society of Legal Advocates2015
2015 Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
2014 Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
2013 Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013
2011 Top AttorneysSan Diego Metro Magazine2011
Semi-Finalist Top Young AttorneysSan Diego Daily Transcript2010
DDA Employee of the Month - Sexual Assault and Child Abuse unitRiverside County District Attorney's Office2007
Nominated for Misdemeanor Deputy DA of the YearRiverside County District Attorney's Office2006
DDA Employee of the Month - Misdemeanor Trial TeamRiverside County District Attorney's Office2006
American Board of Trial AdvocatesUniversity of San Diego School of Law2005
Order of BarristersUniversity of San Diego School of Law2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Attorney Anna R. Yum2008 - Present
Deputy District AttorneyRiverside County District Attorney's Office2006 - 2008
Certified Law ClerkSan Diego Public Defender's Office2005 - 2005
Judicial ExternUnited States District Court, Central District of California2004 - 2004

Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Diego Criminal Lawyer's ClubMember2014 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
William B. Enright Inn of CourtAssociate2010 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2010 - Present
Lawyers Club of San DiegoOfficer2008 - 2010
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Criminal Defense Bar Association of San DiegoOfficer2008 - Present
J. Clifford Wallace Inn of CourtMember2008 - 2010
California District Attorneys AssociationMember2006 - 2008
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
DUI Jury Trial1 Count Not Guilty, 1 Count Dismissed
Possession of Controlled SubstancesCase Dismissed
Felony Domestic ViolenceCase Dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Online Lawyer SourceTop Ten DUI Do’sN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Northwestern UniversityCommunication Studies and International StudiesBachelor of Science2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Kaplan CollegeCriminal Law & High Publicity TrialsN/A