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James Artamio Yoro

Workers compensation Attorney at Bakersfield, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1979
    Active No misconduct found

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James A. Yoro is a senior partner with Chain | Cohn | Clark, where he manages the firm’s workers’ compensation department. He is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional in California, with nearly 40 years of experience in his field. 

He has been recognized in the "Best Lawyers in America" publication, which is the oldest and among the most respected attorney ranking services in the world. He was also selected among his peers as a “Top Attorney” in workers’ compensation law in Kern County.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his law degree from the UC Berkeley School of Law. Following law school, he worked as a staff attorney with Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, before joining Chain | Cohn | Stiles as an associate in 1982 and becoming a partner in 1987.

Over the course of his career, James has argued cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court.  He is also responsible for securing a $4.5 million Workers’ Compensation settlement on behalf of his client, one of the largest such settlements in Kern County.

James has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, president for the Kern County Bar Association, and on the Board of Governors for the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for Kern Regional Center. 

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Chain | Cohn | Clark
1731 Chester Avenue
Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA, 93301


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Posted by Ruth | June 13, 2013
Refreshing Experience
It was refreshing to be greeted with sympathetic responses from the staff and Chain Cohn Stiles when I was seriously injured at work; and was unable to support myself. When my benefits were in jeopardy, I felt at ease knowing that Mr. Yoro’s Workers’ Compensation experience would work in my favor. With Lesleigh’s previous experience as an adjuster, she knew how to make me feel good about my case. It didn’t take long to realize that the staff at Chain Cohn Stiles treats you like one of their own.
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Chain Cohn Clark
  • 1982 - Present


  • University of California - Berkeley
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Workers' Compensation
  • $4.5 Million Settlement
  • Workers' Compensation
  • $1.1 Million Settlement
  • Workers Comp case won in front of California Supreme Court
  • Decision


  • Kern County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - Present
  • Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Certification of Legal Special Specialization
  • California Board Of Legal Specialization
  • N/A
  • Best Law Firm
  • The Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll
  • N/A
  • Kern Green Award
  • Kern Green
  • N/A
  • Super Lawyers
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Best Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Top Attorneys
  • Bakersfield Life Magazine
  • N/A
  • Best Law Firm
  • U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • 'Best of Kern County' Hall of Fame
  • Bakersfield Life Magazine
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Law Day at the Mall
  • Law Counseling
  • 2017
  • Small Business Academy
  • Workers' Compensation for Employers
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
Endorse James
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is one of the most senior workers' compensation lawyers in the area, and is an expert in his field. He works hard for his clients, and cares deeply for their well-being."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jim is the most efficient applicant attorney in town. He is most adept at moving his cases and getting his clients a good-to-great result."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is very experienced and I have sent many clients to him without a single complaint."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have dealt with Mr. Yoro for over 10 years. In all instances he has been professional, well-prepared and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Above all, he is honest and a fine gentleman. I highly endorse Mr. Yoro."
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Bakersfield Workers compensation Lawyer James Artamio Yoro
James Artamio Yoro
Workers compensation Attorney
Bakersfield, CA
Licensed for 44 years
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