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The Law Office of Janice Cho is a client-oriented law firm specializing in helping individuals understand and resolve family law and immigration issues efficiently and effectively and with professionalism, integrity and compassion. She does not pay for Avvo advertisements or sponsored listings because she wants former and current clients to provide the public with an honest view of her experience, knowledge and work ethic.

Ms. Cho understands that many of her family law clients are in crisis, need immediate high-quality representation that they can trust, or need to establish personal and financial security in the wake of family separation. She offers each of her clients an individualized client-directed approach that addresses each client's specific objectives. Her family law practice includes, but is not limited to marital dissolution, premarital agreements, postmarital agreements, divorce and separation; custody and parenting arrangements; child and spousal support; and valuation and division of community property assets and debts, including real estate, business interests, professional practices, personal property, retirement benefits and other investments.  

Ms. Cho's immigration practice focuses on family-based petitions, VAWA's, U-Visas, and Naturalizations and Citizenship applications. She is dedicated to helping her clients in ways that large firms cannot by providing highly personalized and effective immigration solutions.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Korean

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    12 years
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    12 years
  3. Family: 25%
    12 years
  4. Mediation: 5%
    12 years
  5. Immigration: 5%
    12 years



Hourly ($400/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Katherine Rose Siegfried

    Janice Cho is one the smartest, most organized and toughest attorneys I know. I highly recommend her services in both family law and immigration matters.


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Contact info

Law Office of Janice Cho

1814 Franklin St Ste 210
Oakland, CA, 94612


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2013 Wiley Manual Pro Bono AwardState Bar of California2014
2012 Rising Star Volunteer of the YearAlameda County Bar Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of Janice Cho2011 - Present
Adjunt ProfessorJohn F. Kennedy Law School2010 - 2010
Supervising Attorney, Family Law Unit, CoCoCtyBay Area Legal Aid2006 - 2011
Supervising Attorney, DV Restraining Order Clinics, CoCoCtyBay Area Legal Aid2006 - 2011
Staff AttorneyLaw Center for Families2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law Executive CommitteeVice Chair2015 - Present
Alameda County Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services CorporationDirector2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationDay of Court Volunteer Attorney2011 - Present
Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Contra Costa County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay AreaMember2004 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Practicing Law InstituteCalifornia Family Law Basics2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of ChicagoSociology, with HonorsBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California Family Law Basics, Practising Law InstituteObtaining Child Support and Spousal Support in Low-Income Family Law Cases2015
Family Law Seminar Series, Alameda County Bar AssociationFinshing a Dissolution2014
Superior Court of California, Alameda Cty, Family and Children's BureauWhen and Why is a Parent's Immigration Status Relevant to Custody2013
Family Law Seminar Series, Alameda County Bar AssociationFinishing a Dissolution2013
Family Law Motion and Hearing Practice, Practising Law InstituteFamily Law Motion and Hearing Practice2013
Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation, Practising Law InstituteEthical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation2013
California Family Law Basics, Practising Law InstituteHow to Finish a Dissolution Case: Case Settlement and Trials and Judgments2013
Basic Negotiation Skills, Practising Law InstituteBasic Negotiation Skills2013
Domestic Violence 101, Korean Community Center for the East BayLegal Remedies for Domestic Violence Victims2012
Family Law Seminar Series, Contra Costa County Bar Assn.Family Law and Motion Practice2010