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Attorney Jessica B. Cha is licensed to practice in California, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Jessica has gained tremendous experience and knowledge as an attorney for the federal government and has been able to use her skills effectively advocating for her family law clients.


Jessica is a passionate litigator, vigorously representing her clients on matters of child custody/visitation, child support, spousal support and division of assets/debts. Having gone through the divorce process herself, Jessica has a unique sensitivity to what her clients are going through.


Jessica’s family law practice also includes representing clients whose children were abducted to and from the United States and another count by their spouse or partner. She has an intimate knowledge of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and has even traveled abroad to advocate in front of foreign judiciaries and officials.


When she is not vigorously representing clients, Jessica enjoys playing with her dogs, and spending time with family and friends.


Languages spoken: Korean, English

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 25%
  3. Child Support: 20%
  4. International Law: 5%



Hourly ($350-450/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Vanessa Ortega Bartsch

    I endorse Attorney Jessica Cha. She provides very professional and passionate services to her clients. She will fight for your case to get you the best possible result. She is someone you can trust to really advocate on your behalf.


    Vanessa Bartsch Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jill L Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer and all the work she does to get the best results for clients.


    Jill Rogers Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Law Offices of J.Cha & Associates

1851 East First Street, 9th Floor
Santa Ana, CA, 92705


DCInactive 200706/17/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding KeyworkerCombined Federal Campaign2010
Quarter FinalistLionel O. Grossman Trial Competition2005
Regional Semi-FinalistThomas Tang Moot Court Competition2004
Special Service AwardSyracuse University College of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of J.Cha & Associates2012 - Present
AttorneyPinkham & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation2014 - 2015
Managing PartnerCha & Gonzalez, PC2010 - 2012
AttorneyDepartment of Commerce, Office of General Counsel2007 - 2010
Law ClerkCircuit Court for Prince George's County, Maryland2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtMember2012 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionVice Chair - Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Committee2013 - 2014
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division AssemblyDelegate2012 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Barr v. Lonika's Home, Inc.$10.2 Million Jury Verdict
Pernudi vs. Rose Hills Memorial ParkConfidential Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of California - San DiegoN/ABA2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal PresentationsCrimes and How They Can Affect You2011