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Anna Reese Yum

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


  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    8 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
  3. Sexual Harassment: 10%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jay K Temple

    Anna is very well respected in the San Diego legal community. There are only a handful of attorneys I trust enough to refer cases; Anna is one of them.


    Jay Temple Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Hector Jesus Tamayo

    Anna is a tenacious advocate who represents her clients with the zeal and compassion that few other lawyers possess. Her trial skills are in the top echelon of lawyers in Southern California. I strongly endorse this lawyer.


    Hector Tamayo Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

501 W Broadway Ste 700
San Diego, CA, 92101


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201211/12/2015
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