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Jimmy Cha

DUI and DWI Attorney at Fullerton, CA

5.0   81 reviews

Licensed for 14 years

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Attorney Jimmy Cha grew up with a passion for criminal justice. He understands that often times, good people make poor decisions that can have adverse and negative life consequences. As a result, he has dedicated his life in helping people through the practice of law. He also serves as an expert on gangs, mentors parolees and troubled teens, guest speaks at inner city schools, as well as at local colleges and universities, and served as an assistant wrestling coach at a local high school.

 

 

 

 

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2022,2019,2018,2015,2013,2012,2011,2010
Client's Choice
2022 2019 2018 + 5 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Licensed for 14 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Jimmy received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Gavin | November 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1st Time DUI Marijuana
Jimmy is the most forthright and outstanding lawyer I’ve ever retained. During this scary and intimidating process, he was completely transparent, knowledgeable, and eased my fears every step of the way. Due to his diligent work and expertise, my entire case is no longer being pursed. I would highly recommend Jimmy for any of your legal troubles. Jimmy is the most forthright and outstanding lawyer I’ve ever retained. During this scary and intimidating process, he was completely transparent, knowledgeable, and eased my fears every step of the way. Due to his diligent work and expertise, my entire case is no longer being pursed. I would highly recommend Jimmy for any of your legal troubles.
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Posted by Rich | June 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Offender DUI - Jimmy was Exceptional
I made a mistake and ended up in a criminal matter. It was very shocking because I have a clean record. I also had little idea of what to do and how to navigate the process correctly. I wanted a local attorney who was familiar with the court-assigned and the judges that might be involved. I called attorney Jimmy Cha and he responded immediately. I was able to talk with him the same day. Jimmy made it clear he understood all the actions needed and that he would guide me through things step by step. He also was clear on setting expectations regarding the time needed for things to get through the system and outcomes. Jimmy was very responsive to any questions I had during the proceedings. He provided me updates timely and clearly. Jimmy replied to any questions I had the same day and often with a phone call. He was very practical in all things regarding my case. He offered me exceptionally good advice on some proactive actions I could take that would help my case. It was great advice, and I am certain it help get me an incredibly good outcome on my day in court. Jimmy was fair on his billing, did not have unexpected costs, and was generous with his time. It was great to have him on my side of the legal matters.
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Posted by Hannah | May 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
It was my first time getting a DUI and I had no idea what to do. My brother in law generated a list of attorneys and we started calling for any help/advice/consultation Some of the attorneys I spoke to had a bland demeanor that tossed any sense of optimism, which is something anyone would need in that situation. Jimmy Cha was the was last person on the list to call and there was a vast difference to his tone of voice than the others. He 'listened' to my story and he responded with such comfort. He didn't say he would make it go away, but he said he would help me get through it from beginning to end. He even encouraged me to call other attorneys to compare and then decide. Of course, I decided to go with hiring him as my attorney and he kept his word. He got me through it from beginning to end. If you're looking for an attorney, especially a criminal defense attorney, it is absolutely worth having a conversation with Jimmy Cha.
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Posted by Joseph | March 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
3rd DUI Dismal
As soon as I met with Mr Cha I knew I wanted him to represent me. Hes made me feel confident that he would assist me properly and put his all into my case. After a hear of filing motions and battling the DA he got my case dismissed. I was grateful for his determined filing and confident court voice. DA and Judge knew they couldnt mess with us!! Thanks Mr Cha!!
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Response from Jimmy Cha April 6, 2022
Glad I could get a favorable result on your case.
Posted by Javier | February 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jimmy is the best
Jimmy was an awesome lawyer to work with, he was efficient and communicated well throughout the case. I’ve worked with multiple lawyers before and most of them do the bare minimum, I can say that Jimmy was worth the money, he was able to get my case dismissed, I recommend him to anyone that needs a real lawyer.
Posted by Troy | August 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From facing serious time to seriously free. Thank you Jimmy.
After getting arrested this last year and facing a serious felony charge, I was referred to check out Jimmy Cha by a friend of our family. After looking through his reviews and hearing about what kind of person he was, I knew immediately that he was the right man for the job, and I’m so glad I trusted my gut and trusted Jimmy with my case. Facing the dire situation that I was involved in, I couldn’t just hire any run-of-the-mill lawyer. I needed someone who was exemplary and very serious about their work, and almost just as important I wanted to hire someone who cares about people and understand the situation I was going through without judgment, and that is exactly what I got with Jimmy. He understood that I was just a normal person that got caught into an unfortunate situation and I needed help. Jimmy is not just someone who sees people as dollar signs, I believe that he truly cares about people. And he will undoubtedly put the work in and do whatever he can to help you in your time of need if you choose to hire him. I hired Jimmy Cha to represent me, and from the begging to the end he was absolutely professional. I was looking at serious jail time and the odds were seriously, seriously against me. I truly cannot understate the fact that Jimmy getting me out of serving jail time was nothing short of absolute miracle. It still blows my mind till this day, but it was after months and months of his hard work and diligence and clear communication and direction that we were able to leave the courtroom victorious. I’ve had lawyers in the past that were sometimes hard to get a hold of or communicate with, but with Jimmy it was a completely different story. He was almost always available during his office hours, and the few times that he wasn’t available he always contacted me back immediately as soon as he had the chance. Whether it be phone calls, texts, or emails, he ALWAYS got back to me in a timely manner, and he never made me feel bad or stupid about asking a lot of questions or anything like that. I always felt like he truly had my back, and he would frequently tell me that if I had any questions to feel free to contact him. Even when I had feelings of anxiety and doubt and dealing with depression over my situation, he reassured me that he was fighting for me and that he was going to do everything within his power to prevent me from going to jail. In the end I trusted him and he 100% followed through with everything that he said to me. When it came time for court Jimmy was always on time and always looked professional. He always came prepared and briefed me on everything going on every time before court was in session. In short, having Jimmy on my side during this whole ordeal was truly a blessing. I could not have asked for a better lawyer. A lawyer who cares about people and believed my story from the very beginning. If you are reading this you are in a dire situation yourself or know someone else who like me, needed someone to fight in their corner when it seems like there’s no way out, PLEASE do not hesitate to contact Jimmy Cha. Talk to him and see if he will accept you or your loved ones case. I would stake my name upon the fact that you would not regret hiring his services. If I am ever in a tough spot again I will undoubtedly be calling Jimmy.
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Posted by Sae Hun | March 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Defense Lawyer
Jimmy Cha is a great defense lawyer that took care of my DUI case. He got me an amazing result and am very grateful for his work. He took care of everything and went above an beyond to make sure everything in my case was handled to the best extent. If anyone is in need of a defense lawyer I recommend going through Jimmy.
Posted by Charlotte | January 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Educated, honest, upfront and great communication!
I had a warrant out for my arrest in 2012 in California, I was in California for only 4 months in 2012 and have lived in New England and Florida ever since. I do not know anyone in CA so I researched well known attorneys in the area and came across Jimmy and his great reviews. Since the first phone call he was upfront with me about the price, process, what I would need to do and what he could do. He answered all of my phone calls, emailed me all the paperwork i requested and kept me updated during every step of this process. When the judge refused to lift my warrant he fought for me to be able to post bail from out of state and got the judge to sign off on it when the judge was very clear he wanted me to fly out to CA for this case. Jimmy went to court for me today for the last time and got my case dismissed!! He called me as soon as he got out of court with the great news. His pricing is extremely fair, no hidden fees or extra charges. He was a pleasure to speak with and I would recommend him to anyone I know. I also want to say that I am an addict in recovery, I have been clean and sober for over 5 years and my case was drug related. I received no judgement from Jimmy, only understanding and compassion. Jimmy is an amazing lawyer!!
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Posted by Justin | October 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
JIMMY GOT YOUR BACK
I was arrested on for a DUI. I contacted Jimmy through a referral from a friend. after i got a dui, he reassured me that i would keep my license and that he'd take care of me . When i met him he was very polite and professional. Jimmy was not only able to beat the DMV hearing and save my license but he was able to get my case thrown out in court. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Jimmy
Thank you Jimmy for everything you have done for me. I really screwed up and I realize I could have been facing very severe and life altering consequences. You were able to protect my family and me and I will always be grateful to you for the time and energy you put into helping me. I’m really taking this opportunity to change my life. Thank you for keeping me informed through the process and for getting me such a positive outcome that I never expected. Your advice and expertise in the court made all the difference. THANK YOU. I won’t waste this opportunity.
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Posted by Jayson | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DUI Attorney Hands Down!
Earlier this year I was facing jail time and additional fines north of $15,000. I had been pulled over in Downtown Fullerton and blew a .08% BAC. This was my 2nd DUI violation within 2 years. As dumb as it sounds, believe me it is easier said than done and happens to more of us than you know. I was stressed out beyond imagination and felt my life was in a downward spiral. I had used Avvo to hire an attorney for my 1st violation and it was the worst experience imaginable. I threw thousands in the drain just for the attorney to never communicate with me and simply take the first plea deal that was offered. It was a waste. JIMMY WAS ENTIRELY DIFFERENT. Now that I was on my search for an attorney for my 2nd DUI, I was skeptical of attorney reviews and which attorney would actually put forth some effort to help me fight for the best possible outcome. After sitting down with several attorneys I decided to go with Jimmy Cha because he did not make me any false promises. Instead he told me he would go to work for me and get me the best possible outcome for my future... That outcome was the DISMISSAL OF MY CASE. I promise you if you ever find yourself in a situation similar to mine.. Any DUI offense really. Do your due diligence and give Jimmy a call. It was the absolute best decision of my life. The reviews are accurate. He turned the absolute worst experience in my life into a lesson learned and a changing point of my life. I cannot thank Jimmy enough.
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Posted by Doug | April 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You want Jimmy on your side!
My father who is elderly was arrested and charged for Felony assaults. These allegations were completely false. My father is elderly and has many medical conditions. We got recommended to Jimmy Cha by a family friend, saying he was really good. From the first time I spoke with him he was very professional, and took the time to explain everything to me and my father. He explained the whole process and what he was able to do for us. He literally broke everything down to where we could understand everything. We felt such high level of comfort knowing we have Jimmy on our side. Jimmy followed up, and kept us updated during the whole process which really helped us not worry about it everyday. And at the end, he came through and got the charges dropped! Jimmy is a life saver!
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Posted by Justin | April 16, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
PROFESSIONAL AND TRUSTWORTHY
First off, the professionalism Mr. Cha brings is extraordinary and very pleasing. It’s stressful going through court especially when one is not familiar with the system. Mr. Cha goes above and beyond to make sure you understand what’s going on and will LISTEN to what you have to say. This means a lot when dealing with a lawyer. He’s very informative and easy to get ahold of. He will make you comfortable and also really straight forward. I honestly hope to never have to contact him but if something were to ever happen again, I know who is MY lawyer. Thank you Mr. Cha for all your help. BTW my case was never filed and he made sure of that.
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Posted by Gina | October 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Lifesaving!
I was arrested on a felony hit and run charge and was looking at time in jail. From the very beginning Jimmy reassured me that he was going to do his best to help me out and to keep me out of jail. Jimmy went above and beyond his statements. He was able to reduce the felony to a misdemeanor and most importantly he kept me out of jail saving my life and future. I was looking at jail time but with Jimmy I got to pay the court financially instead. Jimmy is very knowledgeable, very professional, and very talented. I cannot thank him enough for all of his help.
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Posted by John | September 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
First Offense DUI
I was arrested for the first time back in January of 2018 for driving under the influence of alcohol. Upon being released, I spent the next several days looking for lawyers and going through countless consultations. Every single lawyer I went through were all well rated and had many great reviews. However, when I came across attorney Jimmy Cha, I received the attention and care for my case and knew immediately he was the one to retain. When I contacted his office it was not some other employee who received me but Jimmy Cha himself. Furthermore, during the consultation process he answered all of my questions with great knowledge and care that I knew I could put my confidence in him. Upon hiring Jimmy Cha, he went straight to work on my case and walked me through the entire way. It was my first time ever dealing with something like this so I was very nervous and worried. Still, he held my hand the whole way through. Whenever I called, he was always quick to pick up, he answered all of my questions and whenever an update on my case arrived, he was quick to let me know as well. I was never in the dark about what was going on and he gave me great assurance. When it came to court appearances, it was Jimmy Cha who personally represented me and not someone else. In the beginning, he told me that my chances of a wet reckless was slim but he continued to fight for the best case scenario. Finally, after what seemed like battling this case has been forever, I received a call from Jimmy Cha and he told me over the phone that he was able to reduce my sentence to a wet reckless instead of a DUI charge. Hearing the news gave me great relief because that was the last thing I expected to happen. I am so ever grateful for Jimmy Cha's hard work and what he was able to do for me and my family. Jimmy Cha is truly a professional in his field and he lives up to his great ratings and reviews. Not only does the result of his work speak for itself, he gives immense care and attention that I feel most lawyers cannot offer. If I ever run into trouble again with the law I know who to call and I would definitely recommend Jimmy Cha to anyone.
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Posted by Ricardo | May 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Felony Shrooms n snow
I was arrested on several felony accounts. Due to personal reasons, I do not want to list them here but I was facing considerable jail time. I found Jimmy Cha online due to his great reviews. He was easy to speak with and very down to earth. He really seemed to care. This was my first time being arrested so I really did not know what to expect. Jimmy walked me through the whole processes and kept me at ease. After what seemed like an eternity, Jimmy was able to keep my case from being filed at the Bellflower Court. I cannot thank Jimmy enough for being there for me during this time. Thank you so much Jimmy I’m very grateful for all your help with this serious matter. My life can now go on as I start a new semester of college and also a great new job I recently started. Have a great year brotha one love
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Posted by Kelli | May 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
2nd DUI
I was arrested for a 2nd DUI while driving with a suspended drivers license and was facing 6 months mandatory jail time. Jimmy Cha was able to keep me from going to jail! He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and cares about his clients. He communicates with you during the entire process. I highly recommend him if you ever need a DUI attorney.
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Posted by Sergio | April 18, 2018
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Highly recommended!
Attorney Jimmy Cha is very professional and diligent in his work. Even prior to retaining him as my lawyer, he was extremely helpful, where he took the time to call and discuss my situation before arranging a consultation meeting. I was charged with possession of an illegal weapon. I had never been in any legal trouble before so the whole ordeal was very nerve-wracking for me and my wife. We were very impressed at the consult meeting, as Atty. Cha had already done some homework for details related to my situation and was very straightforward. Again, this was prior to retaining him. As my lawyer, Atty. Cha was diligent every step of the way and was very open with communicating with me and letting me know what will happen next. This really helped put me at ease as the whole process was very stressful. We had to reschedule my court date multiple times because the DA just didn't review/work on my case. Eventually, Atty. Cha filed for a motion to dismiss. After some time, all charges were dismissed and I no longer have the weight of the world on my shoulders. Atty. Jimmy Cha is very professional, competent, knowledgeable, and personable, and I highly recommend him if you are ever in need of a criminal defense lawyer.
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Posted by David | March 9, 2018
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I highly recommend him!
I was wrongfully accused of elder abuse that resulted in death. It was a very humiliating and frightening experience for me. A lot of people recommended attorneys to me. At the advice of my friend, I was told to give Jimmy Cha a call, and that he'll take care of me. I'm so glad that I did! From the very beginning, Jimmy was very easy to talk to, and was very understanding of my situation. He really seemed to care and wanted to help me out. He walked me through the whole process and was there to develop a strategy on how to handle my case. He contacted the law enforcement agency handling my case, as well as the district attorneys office. After what seemed like a very long time, Jimmy was able to get my case dismissed! I'm so glad that I reached out to him and hired him as my attorney. Thank you Jimmy!
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Posted by sania maqbool | August 7, 2017
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you can count on him!
Jimmy Cha is the best! and he really fights for you! I was arrested for my 3rd DUI in Fullerton, a separate charge of driving on a suspended license for the 4th time, and 3 probation violations. One of the probation violations required 120 days in jail as I previously violated probation on that case before. I was suppose to go to the North Justice Center in Fullerton for the 2 new cases and the probation violations. I didn't know what to do. I was looking at 1 year in jail on the 3rd DUI, 180 days on the driving on the suspended license since this was my 4th, 120 days on one probation violation, and who knows how much more time on the other 2 violations. I spoke to some of my friends, and they all referred me to Jimmy saying he was the best criminal defense lawyer around. They weren't lying. He was easy to get a hold of. Easy to talk to. And he was very straight forward and honest with me. He really batted for me. He was able to dismiss the 3rd DUI, clump up all the cases together, and now instead of going to jail, I have to do 120 days of house arrest. That is it! Jimmy really batted for me and kept me out of jail. I seriously thought I had no other choice but to go to jail based on my priors and probation terms that required jail terms if I violated them. Jimmy really worked hard for me, and after almost a year, the cases and probation violations have finally ended with no jail time. He really cares about your case, and knows how to move around the court at the North Justice Center, as I've seen him speak to prosecutors and judges, as if he knew them personally. If you want an attorney that will really work hard for you, that is honest and straight forward, Jimmy Cha is the best criminal defense lawyer around.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Board Member
  • California System Involved Bar Association
  • 2019 - Present
  • Board Member at Large
  • California System-Involved Association
  • 2019 - Present
  • UCLAONE mentor
  • UCLA Alumni Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Expert Witness
  • Law Office of Jimmy Cha
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office Of Jimmy Cha
  • 2008 - Present
  • guest speaker
  • Law Office of Jimmy Cha
  • 2006 - Present
  • Mentor Parolees
  • VIP Mentors
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Orange County Juvenile Public Defenders Office
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Orange County Public Defenders Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Attorney Investigator/Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of David P. Elder
  • 2001 - 2007
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Education

  • Western State Univ Col
  • JD - Juris Doctor with a certification in Criminal Law Studies
  • 2007
  • Univ Of California At Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • People v. Solinap
  • Dismissed in trial
  • People vs. Oh
  • Case 1, dropped to misdemeanor and after one year will be dismissed. Case 2, plead to driving on suspended license and all other counts were dismissed. Case 3, dismissed.
  • DUI with a Refusal
  • hung jury
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Associations

  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Founding Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • North Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • California Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Elite Lawyer / Top Attorney
  • Elite Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Elite Lawyer / Top Attorney
  • Elite Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Attorney Award
  • Attorney.com
  • 2020
  • Elite Lawyer / Top Attorney
  • Elite Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best DUI Lawyers in Los Angeles
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • DUI/DWI Law "10 Best Attorneys" for California
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Association
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys Southern California
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorneys For California
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 DUI Attorney in California
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for the State of CA
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2015 Top Attorney by Coast magazine
  • Coast Magazine
  • 2015
  • 2015 Top Criminal Defense Attorney's in Orange County
  • The Orange County Register
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Southern California's Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Judge Takasugi Pro Bono Bar Review Scholarship
  • Judge Takasugi Pro Bono Bar Review
  • 2008
  • WSU Alumni Association Scholarship
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Day in the life of a criminal defense attorney
  • Criminal Defense Attorney and Service in the Community
  • 2020
  • Tulare County, Juvenile Detention Facility
  • Prison to Success
  • 2018
  • 2018 Access to Higher Education Summit
  • From Prison to Success
  • 2018
  • Family Dispute Resolution Regional Training
  • Conflict Resolution Between Parents and Teens
  • 2016
  • East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility
  • Juvenile Delinquency, Gangs, and Drugs
  • 2016
  • Camp David Gonzales
  • Juvenile Delinquency, Gangs, and Drugs
  • 2016
  • Juvenile Law
  • Juvenile Advocacy
  • 2015
  • Gangsta Paradise?
  • Gangs
  • 2015
  • Adolescent Development and System-Involved Youth
  • Adolescent Development and System-Involved Youth
  • 2015
  • SB260 Parent Seminar
  • Juvenile Serving Life Sentences
  • 2014
  • OC Juvenile Court Judicial Training
  • gangs, prisons, drugs, and peer pressure
  • 2014
  • Juvenile Law Class
  • Gangs and Juvenile Law
  • 2014
  • Cal State Fullerton
  • Guest speaker at CSF Psychology class
  • 2012
  • All Nations Church
  • Gangs and Drugs
  • 2012
  • Whittier Police Department training
  • gangs, courtroom behavior, and becoming better officers
  • 2011
  • E-High One Life
  • Drugs and Gangs
  • 2011
  • Cal State Fullerton
  • Guest speaker at Cal State Fullerton, Psychology 101 on drugs and gangs
  • 2011
  • Los Angeles Conservation Core guest speaker
  • gangs, violence, drugs, and life skills
  • 2010
  • LACES Magnet School in Los Angeles guest speaker
  • gangs, drugs, and delinquent life styles
  • 2010
  • LACES Magnet School in Los Angeles guest speaker
  • gangs, drugs, and teenage trends
  • 2010
  • Fullerton College guest speaker
  • adolescent psychosocial development and the effects of gangs, drugs, and peer pressure
  • 2010
  • UCLA Lambda Fraternity
  • gangs, violence, and the law
  • 2009
  • WSU Criminal Law Association guest speaker
  • impact of gangs and the law, current gang trends, and understanding gangs
  • 2007
  • Educational Opportunity Program Services guest speaker
  • life skills and the law
  • 2007
  • Cross Roads High School guest speaker
  • perils of gangs, life experiences, and consequences
  • 2007
  • Criminal Law Certification Program guest speaker
  • gangs and prison
  • 2007
  • Cal State Fullerton Criminal Justice class guest speaker
  • gangs
  • 2007
  • Criminal Law Externship Seminar guest speaker
  • gangs and prison
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (22)
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Unknown Attorney | Sep 29
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jimmy's unique experience makes him more qualified than most attorneys to represent those charged with crimes."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jimmy. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Among the few lawyers dedicated to representation of the Korean - American communities (in addition to all other clients) in LA & OC who has the talent and skill to produce results as good or better than the most entrenched and seasoned local criminal defense counsel. I have seen Mr. Cha in the LA and OC courts for years. He is an established member of the North Orange County Bar Association and regular attendee. If you chose Mr. Cha to represent your interests in court, you made an excellent selection."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The internal fortitude and personal drive that Jimmy has to serve his clients is second to none. When times are tough, there is no one better to have in your corner than Mr. Cha."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jimmy has a great passion for his criminal defense work and he has all the tools that lead to a successful outcome for his clients. He is very knowledgeable, dedicated, determined and effective. His clients are very well served by his vast legal knowledge and a strong will to win. I endorse Jimmy without any hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cha is a stand-up guy and excellent lawyer. He knows how to navigate through the courts to zealously represent his clients. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cha is an effective attorney who keeps up with the very latest trends in criminal law and procedure and is deeply familiar with the practices of local law enforcement agencies, especially regarding DUI "investigations." Mr. Cha is definitely a top-shelf lawyer in my book."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jimmy on a personal and professional level for several years. As a lawyer, Jimmy's strength is his utmost belief in his clients' right to a defense. His vigor and passion is intoxicating. Every client, every criminal defendant in particular, should have someone like Jimmy in their corner. In a few years, I expect to see Jimmy on TV heading up the defense team in a newsworthy case!"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jimmy is a dedicated and bright practitioner. He has effectively represented 100's of clients and continues to be a prominent attorney in the community"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jimmy for several years - through professional associations we are members of and as co-counsel on a case. In that case, as well as others I have seen him handle, he is a dedicated, zealous advocate for his clients. He is an outstanding choice for criminal representation."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After reviewing attorney Cha's history as well as his insightful answers to questions posted on Avvo, I believe he is a trustworthy source of legal information and experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer. Jimmy is a hardworking, fierce advocate for his clients. He is also highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jimmy is a lawyer's lawyer. I had the pleasure to meet Jimmy at the North Orange County Bar Association. He is a very down to earth person and easy to talk to. His knowledge of the law is excellent. I call Jimmy if I ever need help on a sticky legal issue."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jimmy Cha is a dedicated and hard working attorney. His client's should rest assured that they will receive the best resolution of their case possible."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Cha for approximately seven (7) year now, I consider him to be an upstanding member of the state bar. Mr. Cha's criminal law background, and experience in the field provides him with a unique point of view of the criminal system that allows him to more appropriately advocate on behalf of his clients. Not only does Mr. Cha practice criminal defense, but he has also been used by other criminal defense attorneys as an expert in cases involving gang related charges, and/or gang enhancement charges. His knowledge of and in this area of practice is incomparable, even when placed with individuals of whom have practiced in the field significantly longer than Mr. Cha."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although Jimmy is relatively new lawyer, his energy, passion and knowledge of the law are enormous. Jimmy is a tenacious attorney who is not afraid to go to trial when necessary, but is savvy enough to know when a case should resolve. You are fortunate if you have Jimmy representing you!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Cha is a highly professional member of the bar. I enjoyed working with him on our matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jimmy is very intelligent, honest, and diligent lawyer. He is also a good person. I would recommend him for any criminal defense/DUI work. Although he went to UCLA, I endorse him 100%."
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