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Jo-Anne Yau

Personal injury Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

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About Jo-Anne

Learn Jo-Anne’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    Plaintiff's cases, including: automobile accidents, slip & falls, dog bites, negligent supervision of children

    17 years

  2. Business
    20%
    Litigation & transactional, including: franchising, contract drafting & breach of contract, non-compete agreements, work-for-hire agreements

    17 years

  3. Intellectual property
    20%
    Litigation & transactional, including: trademark application & infringement, patent prosecution & infringement, copyrights, licensing, confidentiality agreements

    17 years

  4. Criminal defense
    5%
    Misdemeanors, felonies, traffic tickets

    17 years

  5. Entertainment
    5%
    Sports Law and Entertainment Law contract negotiations and litigation, including endorsements, licensing, and performance commitments.

    14 years

Photos and videos

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Licensed for 17 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/23/2022

Contact Jo-Anne

Yau Law
10752 Deerwood Park Blvd Ste 100
Jacksonville, FL, 32256

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014.

Admonishment issued in FL, 2014
updated on 03/25/2015

An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wood, Atter & Associates, P.A.
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Intern
  • Pajcic & Pajcic
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Intern
  • Attorney General's Office of Statewide Prosecution
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Intern
  • Crown Prosecutor's Office
  • 2002 - 2002
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Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Law
  • 2004
  • University of Calgary
  • B.Sc.
  • 1999

Associations

  • Jacksonville Chinese Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • University of North Florida Pre-Law Program
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Jacksonville Asian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court - Middle District of Florida
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Coastal School of Law Alumni Board
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • Patent Attorney
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Coastal School of Law Mock Trial Team
  • Advocate, Coach, and Judge
  • 2002 - Present
  • First Coast Asian American Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Cantonese
  • French

Awards

  • Dean's List
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2004
  • Founder's Award
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2004
  • Best Oral Advocate
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Business Development Seminar
  • From Emblems to Empires: Using Trademarks to Promote, Protect, and Produce Business
  • 2008
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Legal Memoranda: To the Court, to Counsel, and Intra-Office
  • 2007
  • Graphic Arts Portfolios
  • Copyrights, Confidentiality Agreements, Non-compete Contracts, and Work-for-Hire Arrangements
  • 2007
  • Franchise Law
  • Trademark Law in Franchising
  • 2007
  • Art Guild
  • Copyright & Trademark Laws for the Graphic Artist
  • 2007
  • Graphic Arts Portfolios
  • Copyrights, Confidentiality Agreements, Non-compete Contracts, and Work-for-Hire Arrangements
  • 2006
  • Franchise Law
  • Trademark Law in Franchising
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (6)
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Personal injury Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jo-Anne for several years and she is a tough litigator, great speaker, and an overall pleasure to be around. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jo-Anne since law school. She is aggressive, has an excelllent knowledge of the law, and has a reputation for superior trial advocacy. I strongly endorse her."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Yau is a knowledgeable attorney who zealously advocates on behalf of her clients. I recommend the services of this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Franchising Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jo-Anne Yau as a lawyer. Jo-Anne is one of the most ethical and professional attorneys that I know. Jo-Anne always puts her clients first and provides them with meaningful, accurate advice. I would not hesitate to refer my clients to Jo-Anne."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Ms. Yau both personally and professionally for several years. Her attention to detail in the area of intellectual property and zealous approach to the practice of law make her an invaluable asset to our legal community. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Yau is an amazingly thorough attorney. She has vast knowledge in the areas in which she practices. Ms. Yau is thorough and works hard for her clients. I have referred several clients to Ms. Yau. These clients tell me they are happy with her service and thank me for connecting them with Ms. Yau."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jo-Anne possesses a knowledge of patent and trademark law that belies her years of practice. She is a tenacious and focused attorney who provides her clients with excellent representation."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ms. Yau is a fierce attorney who strongly represents her clients in litigation. She is also a great friend and pleasant."
General practice Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Yau for about 4 years now and I have yet to see anything other than stellar work from her. She is respected by both those who know her and those who know of her. If you want a good attorney, look no further."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Yau is truly one of Jacksonville's finest lawyers. She is extremely hard working and is dedicated to providing effective representation to her clients. I gladly endorse her work."
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Jacksonville Personal injury Lawyer Jo-Anne Yau
Jo-Anne Yau
Personal injury Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 17 years