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About me

I am an injury lawyer. I represent people who have been seriously injured in car crashes, falls, dog attacks, construction accidents, and by defective products. We also represent those who have been injured or financially hurt due to the malpractice of their doctors, lawyers, and accountants.
I do what I do simply because I want to help people. People who have been hurt have enough to worry about. I want to use my expertise to guide my clients through the legal maze and obtain justice for them.


Languages spoken: Mandarin, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
  3. Slip and Fall Accident: 15%
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 10%



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  • Anthony Remo Luna

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    Anthony Luna Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse Jim. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Jim W. Yu

1255 Treat Blvd., Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA, 94597


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2013
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Jim W. Yu2013 - Present
AttorneyBalamuth Law2002 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2014 - 2014
Supreme Court Bar AssociationAdmitted2009 - Present
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay AreaSustaining member2005 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2001 - Present
Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2001 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAdmitted2001 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted2000 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAdmitted2000 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Asian American Bar Association NewsletterOakland Police Sergeant Daniel Sakai, the Immigrant Experience, and the Law2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of California - BerkeleyLatin American StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Radio interview programPersonal Injury Q&A2014
MCLE eventPersonal Injury Law That Non-PI Specialists Should Know2014
Radio interview programPersonal Injury Q&A (in Mandarin)2005