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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.






Languages spoken: English, Korean

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
  4. Violent Crime: 5%
  5. Juvenile: 5%



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Contact info

Law Office Of Jimmy Cha

2271 Malvern Ave., Suite 107
Fullerton, CA, 92833


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2016
Premier 100 Trial Attorneys For CaliforniaNational Academy of Jurisprudence2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense LawyersThe American Society of Legal Advocates2016
TOP 10 Under 40 AttorneyNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2016
Top 100 DUI Attorney in CaliforniaNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2015
2015 Top Attorney by Coast magazineCoast Magazine2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
"10 Best" Attorneys for the State of CAAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Nation's Top One PercentThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense LawyersThe American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 40 Under 40The American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Southern California's Outstanding Young LawyersLos Angeles Magazine2014
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense LawyersThe American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Judge Takasugi Pro Bono Bar Review ScholarshipJudge Takasugi Pro Bono Bar Review2008
WSU Alumni Association ScholarshipWestern State University College of Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Expert WitnessLaw Office of Jimmy Cha2010 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office Of Jimmy Cha2008 - Present
guest speakerLaw Office of Jimmy Cha2006 - Present
Mentor ParoleesVIP Mentors2009 - 2011
Law ClerkOrange County Juvenile Public Defenders Office2007 - 2007
Law ClerkOrange County Public Defenders Office2006 - 2007
Attorney Investigator/Law ClerkLaw Offices of David P. Elder2001 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association of Premier DUI AttorneysFounding Member2015 - Present
North Orange County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2008 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2010 - 2012
California Young Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People vs. Chung - 2nd DUI, probation violation, driving on suspended licensemotion granted and case dismissed, no probation violation
People vs. El Shaabinigot 4 out of 5 charges dismissed
People vs. ChungCase rejected
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Publication nameTitleDate
WSU Student View BookStudent Profile2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor with a certification in Criminal Law Studies2007
University of California - Los AngelesSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Progress Through InnovationPerspective From The Other Side2016
Passport to Life Career and Education ExpoPlenary Speaker for youth on probation, and college admissions counseling2016
Family Dispute Resolution Regional TrainingConflict Resolution Between Parents and Teens2016
East Mesa Juvenile Detention FacilityJuvenile Delinquency, Gangs, and Drugs2016
Camp David GonzalesJuvenile Delinquency, Gangs, and Drugs2016
Juvenile LawJuvenile Advocacy2015
Gangsta Paradise?Gangs2015
Beyond the BenchJuvenile courts, incarceration and reentry, and racial injustice2015
Adolescent Development and System-Involved YouthAdolescent Development and System-Involved Youth2015
SB260 Parent SeminarJuvenile Serving Life Sentences2014
OC Juvenile Court Judicial Traininggangs, prisons, drugs, and peer pressure2014
Juvenile Law ClassGangs and Juvenile Law2014
Cal State FullertonGuest speaker at CSF Psychology class2012
All Nations ChurchGangs and Drugs2012
Whittier Police Department traininggangs, courtroom behavior, and becoming better officers2011
E-High One LifeDrugs and Gangs2011
Cal State FullertonGuest speaker at Cal State Fullerton, Psychology 101 on drugs and gangs2011
Los Angeles Conservation Core guest speakergangs, violence, drugs, and life skills2010
LACES Magnet School in Los Angeles guest speakergangs, drugs, and delinquent life styles2010
LACES Magnet School in Los Angeles guest speakergangs, drugs, and teenage trends2010
Fullerton College guest speakeradolescent psychosocial development and the effects of gangs, drugs, and peer pressure2010
UCLA Lambda Fraternitygangs, violence, and the law2009
WSU Criminal Law Association guest speakerimpact of gangs and the law, current gang trends, and understanding gangs2007
Educational Opportunity Program Services guest speakerlife skills and the law2007
Cross Roads High School guest speakerperils of gangs, life experiences, and consequences2007
Criminal Law Certification Program guest speakergangs and prison2007
Cal State Fullerton Criminal Justice class guest speakergangs2007
Criminal Law Externship Seminar guest speakergangs and prison2006