Skip to main content

Jimmy Cha

Criminal defense Attorney at Fullerton, CA

5.0   92 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jimmy

Learn Jimmy’s areas of practice.

AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION FROM START TO FINISH. CALL NOW!

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 2023,2022,2019,2018,2015,2013,2012,2011,2010
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2019 + 6 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Photos and videos

View more

Location

Law Office Of Jimmy Cha

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  92 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
wonderful and effective lawyer
Very professional and communicative. He even gave me a small discount when he found out I was getting married aka already spending a lot of money. He was able to intercept my case before it was even filed. He kept me at ease even though I was freaking out and made sure to communicate progress. 100% would recommend.
Response from Jimmy Cha December 26, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave a nice review. I'm glad I was able to get a favorable disposition in your matter. Have a wonderful Holiday week.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Jimmy was referred to me through a great friend and I am truly grateful. It is very stressful going through court especially when one is not familiar with the system. Jimmy went above and beyond to assist with the process. He’s very knowledgeable and cares about his clients. He was always available for any questions I had by phone or text, and always made me feel comfortable. In the end he was even able to get one of my charges dismissed, court fines reduced, and most importantly, staying out of jail. If anyone finds themself in a legal nightmare like I did, don’t hesitate and immediately call Jimmy!
Read less
Response from Jimmy Cha October 25, 2023
Glad I was able to walk you through the process and get favorable results for you in the end. Thank you for the nice review.
Posted by Justin | August 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney that cares!
Being able to work with Jimmy was truly a great experience! Initially this was an old case that I had hope to put behind me, however, it kept finding a way to creep back into my life and when my previous attorney said nothing could be done I initially lost all hope. I remember meeting Jimmy and remembered him being a defense attorney and thought it was worth asking. I reached out during the weekend not really expecting a response until Monday, but he immediately called me and asked me about my case. I gave him a brief description and he was able to put me at ease and said he would happily take on the case. To be honest, I was hesitant at first as my previous attorney said nothing could be done, but something in me told me to just go with it and I’m sure glad I did. Not only was he extremely professional and communicative throughout the entire process, he was able to get my so called “unfixable” issue resolved. I am truly grateful that Jimmy was able to help me and know he has done so for so many other people as well. Lawyers are the people that you hope you never need, however, glad that I know Jimmy if I ever needed anything again. With the legal system already so confusing, I’m glad that there are passionate lawyers like Jimmy to walk you through the process and give you some hope back into our legal system. Thank you Jimmy!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A LAWYER THATS READY TO FIGHT!!!
Jimmy came to the rescue. After a horrible experience and firing the first attorney I hired, I called Jimmy. I was facing considerable jail time, and explained the whole situation to him. He immediately took my case without question or doubt. His confidence and supreme experience came into clutch throughout the entire court process. Unlike my previous attorney, Jimmy was always responsive and always on time to all of my court hearings, which goes a long way to me. He really batted for me and worked really hard on my case. After over 2 years of fighting my case, Jimmy was able to save me from any jail time and I was able to keep my drivers license. After this nightmare of a situation, not only would I recommend Jimmy 100% to everyone I know who needs an attorney, I consider Jimmy a friend.
Read less
Response from Jimmy Cha August 2, 2023
It was a tough case. Took some time but I'm glad that I was able to get a favorable outcome for you. Thank you for the nice review.
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complex Multi-defendent Case - handled smoothly
Jimmy Cha is an excellent attorney who cares very deeply about the welfare of his clients, their families and helping those tangled up into the legal system. He had to delicately maneuver around another defendant's attorney while still keeping the interest of his client and the general parties in mind. He possesses a one-of-a-kind knowledge and experience that truly assists his clients in unique and determined ways to achieve the best overall outcome. He greatly helped us through multiple felony charges, got us the best possible outcome all while dealing with another under-responsive attorney from the co-defendant, making things difficult. He is amazing at what he does, articulate and driven to get the best results. Given a very tough situation he was there for us the entire way. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a superstar attorney! Got the case resolved and we can all move on now. Thank you again Jimmy for all you did to help all of us during this difficult time!
Read less
Response from Jimmy Cha July 15, 2023
I'm glad I was able to get a favorable outcome in the matter. It took a while but we got through it. Thank you for the review.
Posted by Young | June 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST!
Jimmy Cha is an exceptional criminal defense attorney who truly understands the importance of effective communication. Throughout my case, He kept me informed about every development, patiently answered all my questions, and made sure I understood my options. His ability to explain complex legal concepts in a clear and concise manner was instrumental in navigating the legal process. Thanks to Jimmy's guidance and expertise, I felt empowered and well-prepared at every stage of my defense.
Read less
Posted by Jose | June 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jimmy cha real attorney
Jimmy Cha is an attorney to trust, helped me all thrue out the process always professional thanks Mr. Jimmy Cha!
Response from Jimmy Cha June 5, 2023
I'm glad I was able to help and that you were happy with my represenation. Thank you.
Posted by Luis | May 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Jimmy!
Jimmy Cha is a top-notch lawyer who comes highly recommended by his clients. I recently hired him based on a recommendation from a close friend, and I must say, I was impressed by his professionalism and expertise. Facing serious consequences for a mistake I had made, I was overwhelmed with anxiety and uncertainty about my future. However, with Jimmy by my side, I felt reassured and confident that my case was in good hands. He has a wealth of experience and resources in Orange County, and he was incredibly thorough in his approach to my case. One of the things that impressed me the most was his responsiveness. He always returned my calls, voicemails, and emails promptly, and he kept me updated every step of the way. I have worked with other lawyers in the past, but Jimmy was different. He didn't make any false promises or sugarcoat the potential outcome of my case. Instead, he was straightforward about what I could expect and worked tirelessly to reduce the damage.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Criminal Defense Attorney!
I got convicted of multiple felony charges. I had a hard time finding a good job because of my record. I am so glad that I met Jimmy Cha because he dismissed all my cases! (Not Guilty) I thank Mr. Cha for everything! He will respond to all your message. He is the best Criminal Defense Attorney!
Response from Jimmy Cha April 29, 2023
I appreciate the kind review. Glad I could help.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very efficient and effective criminal defense Anaheim lawyer
I highly recommend Jimmy as a criminal defense lawyer in the OC area. My goal was for my case was dismissal, and Jimmy successfully got my case dismissed. For my attorney search, I scoped out to 4 lawyers, and Jimmy was my confident choice for a few reasons. He is not only highly proficient in keeping up to date in the amending OC laws, but he’s also extremely knowledgeable and efficient in navigating through the OC court system. 1. Local knowledge of Anahiem court system - After I provided details of my case during my consultation call, he gave me a very detailed run down of the court that my arraignment was to take place (changes in judge rotations, arraignment room number, pre-trial room, etc…). He’s been practicing law in OC since 2004 and is ingrained in the local judicial community (active member in North County Bar Association). I felt assured that he had a good reputation with the Anahiem lawyer community (lawyers and judges). Jimmy also informed me that his office is a mile away from North Justice Center and that he represents all of his clients (no associate substitute). 2. Ease of communication - Because Jimmy works directly with all of his clients (no associates), I had direct access to him via phone, text, and email. He answered all my questions within the day. He would always give me a heads up when he would be unavailable (because he was at court) and followed up with a timeframe of answering back. 3. Proactivity - After my consultation call (before I made the decision to hire Jimmy and was scoping additional lawyers), he went out of his way to update me about a timely announcement from Jennifer Contini’s (Chief Deputy Anahiem City Attorney) that may positively impact my overall situation. I was honestly surprised that Jimmy took the time to call and update me even though I wasn’t officially his client. It made a deep impression. After I officially hired Jimmy, he was clear in my next action items to strengthen a dismissal outcome. In summary, I chose the right lawyer for me, I felt very well represented, and Jimmy delivered to get the outcome I wanted. I know how intimidating, hectic, and confusing it can be to hire a lawyer, so I hope this review helps others in their attorney search.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney!
Another attorney referred us to Jimmy. We are so grateful ! Jimmy responded immediately, explained everything , and prevented the case from being filed. —Thank you Jimmy!
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.
Read less
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.
Read less
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.
Read less
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!!
Read less
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.
Read less
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!!
Read less
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.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details

Resume

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
View all work experience

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

Sample of 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
View all legal cases

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
View all associations

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
  • Best DUI Lawyers in Los Angeles
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Elite Lawyer / Top Attorney
  • Elite Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Attorney Award
  • Attorney.com
  • 2020
  • DUI/DWI Law "10 Best Attorneys" for California
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 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
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law 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
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys Southern California
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • 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 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 2015 Top Criminal Defense Attorney's in Orange County
  • The Orange County Register
  • 2015
  • Top 100 DUI Attorney in California
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • 2015 Top Attorney by Coast magazine
  • Coast Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for the State of CA
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 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
View all awards

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Sociology 510
  • Prison and Reentery in California
  • 2023
  • Day in the life of a criminal defense attorney
  • Criminal Defense Attorney and Service in the Community
  • 2020
  • 2018 Access to Higher Education Summit
  • From Prison to Success
  • 2018
  • Tulare County, Juvenile Detention Facility
  • 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
  • Gangsta Paradise?
  • Gangs
  • 2015
  • Juvenile Law
  • Juvenile Advocacy
  • 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
  • LACES Magnet School in Los Angeles guest speaker
  • gangs, drugs, and delinquent life styles
  • 2010
  • Fullerton College guest speaker
  • adolescent psychosocial development and the effects of gangs, drugs, and peer pressure
  • 2010
  • LACES Magnet School in Los Angeles guest speaker
  • gangs, drugs, and teenage trends
  • 2010
  • Los Angeles Conservation Core guest speaker
  • gangs, violence, drugs, and life skills
  • 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
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (22)
Endorse Jimmy
Unknown Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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%."
View more endorsements
Criminal defense
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Estate planning
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Intellectual property
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Immigration
Fullerton Criminal defense Lawyer Jimmy Cha
Jimmy Cha
Criminal defense Attorney
Fullerton, CA
Licensed for 15 years
Virtual consultation available