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Joseph S Chun

Personal injury Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   116 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    90%
    Personal injury and civil litigation.

    16 years

  2. General practice
    10%
    General practice includes worker's compensation and civil litigation.

    16 years

 
Joseph Chun is a personal injury attorney admitted to the State Bar of California, and the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California. Joseph is a dedicated lawyer who fights vigorously for his clients while also having the emotional intelligence to listen mindfully about the "human factors" of every case.
 
He has been recognized for his outstanding credentials and qualifications, including awards from SuperLawyers, Avvo's Client's Choice Award, America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys, and Best Attorneys of America. Joseph attended UC Davis School of Law, where he served as Law Review Editor and earned various academic distinctions, including the Top Oral Advocate Award and a Witkin Award for academic excellence. Joseph gained his first trial experience in federal court while still in law school as a member of the Civil Rights Clinic.
 
Upon passing the California Bar Exam, Joseph worked in San Francisco at a large national firm, previously recognized as one of the 40 largest firms in the United States. While he honed his litigation skills representing Fortune 500 Companies, he realized his calling was to represent individuals and eventually started his own practice. Joseph has appeared before federal and state court judges throughout California. In addition to practicing law, he served on the faculty at the California School of Law, where he taught courses in evidence and civil procedure. He also served as President (Davis Chapter) of Phi Delta Phi, the International Legal Honor Society, and has Lifetime Membership status with MENSA, which requires a score at or above the 98th percentile on IQ/intelligence tests.
 
When not practicing law, Joseph enjoys meditation, martial arts, playing blues harmonica, and spending time with his family and dogs.
  
* Joseph accepts cases throughout California.

Location

Law Offices of Joseph Chun
428 J Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA, 95814
Law Offices of Joseph Chun
1300 Clay St #600
Oakland, CA, 94612
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Reviews

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Posted by Melissa | October 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Review
Joseph Chun helped me through my long journey of the hastles of my workers compensation case. He got me in quick to see any of the specialist that was needed for my care. He was always available if I had any questions or concerns. If you need a good lawyer I recommend Joseph Chun.
Posted by Steven | September 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Review
Joseph is the only personal injury lawyer I work with. Anytime you’re in the need of a lawyer, details can be very confusing. From our first meeting, he explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand and was always very responsive when I had questions. If anyone is looking for a knowledgeable attorney at a great price, then go to Joseph Chun Highly recommended if you need a reliable and trustworthy attorney!
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Posted by C Jenn | May 7, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A fortunate encounter
My experience with Mr. Joesph Chun was exceptional in every sense of the word. He proved himself to be an advocate in my search for legal assistance. Mr. Chun was an excellent listener, understood my story, and was razor sharp in focusing in on key questions. Although he was unable to accept my case, for reasons unrelated to merit, that did not prevent him from generously discussing, offering guidance and making suggestions when seeking alternate attorney services. With Mr. Chun, I saved time and wonder and I learned what was important and less important in my story. One other important thing that I learned is that your relationship with your attorney will be a key factor in how your experience will be. I imagine the process will be stressful at times, but if you have a smart, a kind and a respectful attorney on your side and a good case to litigate, you will do just fine. Mr. Joseph Chun gives one that sense of confidence. I highly recommend him based on what I know from one fortunate encounter. I wish you well.
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Posted by CatV. | January 4, 2023
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Review
After receiving an unfair/unreasonable conclusion with a case, I reached out to Joseph. He was extremely knowledgeable and personable. He understood that this case was a traumatic experience for me and fought for my case in various angles (medical, insurance policies, etc.) Throughout my entire case, he kept me informed about any changes and updated me frequently which I truly appreciated. He was transparent about the direction that my case was heading and what to expect. He also took the time to explain things thoroughly and answered any questions that I had. He was an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him to others in need of help
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Posted by BG | December 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The best attorney ever!
As a college student, I didn’t expect to be thrown into such an intense car accident, let alone deal with a lawsuit at my age. I was hit by a drunk driver, and my insurance was refusing to take my side regardless of the evidence on the scene. Joseph literally saved my life and helped me get settled. I can now afford to continue going to college and might even graduate debt free. He was so patient throughout the entire ordeal and answered every single question I had, never once ignoring anything or deeming it unnecessary. He made sure everything was cleared out before I felt comfortable with signing for my settlement. You will not find a better attorney than Joseph Chun. This is coming from someone who had nearly 30 consultations, but none were as honest yet intelligent as Joseph. His dedication and resilience motivates me to study harder and even try applying for law school. Thank you again Joseph for helping me! I wish you all the success in the world!
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Posted by Sarah | December 17, 2022
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Responsive, Professional, Empathetic
Joseph was able to settle my family’s workers’ compensation death benefits case for more than what we had hoped for. From the start I can sense that Joseph is an honest lawyer. He didn’t over promise. He was realistic which, to me, meant he had a strong sense of judgment. I don’t believe he would take on a case if he doesn’t think there is any potential for a decent-good outcome. Anytime my family and I had questions he was extremely responsive. What makes Joseph unique from other lawyers is his capacity to empathize with his clients while still maintaining a high-level of professionalism. I highly recommend Joseph to anyone who is looking for a great lawyer. I am actually working with him on my own personal injury and workers' comp cases.
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Posted by Illona | October 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
23 years gone!
It was a pleasure to work with Joseph over the past five months. He is very knowledgeable of how the system works. He would return your e-mail or calls right away, he was very helpful in guiding you through the legal issues, that was very calming. I certainly would hire him again!
Posted by Ernest | October 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
Honestly I am so delighted knowing Mr. Joseph Chun stood by me, he is very professional (better than novices I delt with from the past) I highly recommend him
Posted by B.R | October 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The lawyer of the year goes to…drumroll
It is an honor and privilege to highly recommend Joseph Chun as one of the best attorneys in California. Being involved in a car accident can be a very traumatic and an overwhelming experience. Dealing with the recovery as well as finding people to support your case can be very difficult. Fortunately for me, I came across Attorney Joseph Chun who made my experience feel way lighter and manageable. He was considerate, accommodating and helped me immensely throughout the process. Always checking in, making sure I was getting the right resources to help my recovery go smoothly. Being in my early twenties and never experiencing a car accident before I had no clue what to expect or how to to handle the situation. Attorney Chun was always patient to answer my questions and offer his support. Not only was he patient but I felt like he truly wanted what was best for me in winning this case. He saw how the car accident affected me physically and mentally and worked his hardest to make sure I would receive the best accommodations that was possible. He went above and beyond to negotiate, to make sure I was compensated financially for my situation. If you are looking for an attorney with excellent negotiating skills, resilience, and an amazing listener then Joseph Chun is the one for your case! I’m forever grateful to him, and his work! Thank you Attorney Chun. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. B.R
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Posted by Ruby | August 9, 2022
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Highly recommended if you need a reliable and trustworthy attorney!
Joseph was extremely helpful and professional in all matters of my case. Joseph always listened, kept open communication and continued to show support throughout the process. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of great representation!
Posted by Gustavo | July 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury Case
I was bitten by a dog in the year 2020 and sure enough Joseph helped me out in no time. By 2022 I had my compensation and then some. He went above and beyond on my case. Our journey together was nothing less than miraculous, he was fairly consistent and very attentive throughout the whole process. I was impressed honestly, I had heard from other peers around Sacramento that Mr. Chun was excellent but I had not anticipated my expectations to pass so highly through the roof & yet they did. Thank Joseph!
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Posted by Rudy | July 25, 2022
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Personal injury-Car accident
I was involved in a car accident about a year ago, which I was not at fault . I didn't have the energy to go back and forth with the insurance company, so I decided to hire a lawyer to assist me with my insurance settlement. After extensive research, I decided to go with Joseph Chun because of his consistent 5-star reviews and conversations of his process. During this period he kept me informed throughout the whole process and always had time to answer any and all questions. Joseph is very knowledgeable and he explored all avenues, assuring that he represented me to the best of his ability. Joseph was able to emphasize all aspects that the accident impacted. As a result, he maximized the settlement amount that exceeded my expectations, I am happy with the results and outcome. Joseph also worked with the 3 insurance companies to reduce any unresolved issues. I am very satisfied with the settlement and Joseph's handling of my case. Joseph is thorough, compassionate and an extremely qualified Lawyer...
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Posted by Tom | June 6, 2022
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Auto Accident- The Other Driver's Fault
Joe Chun represented me in case where another driver ran a red light and t-boned me. I was bruised a bit and had a head cut, but recovered fully in about 5 or 6 weeks. Medical bills were not high. I simply did not want to be taken advantage of by the other insurer. Joe handled it all with little required of me. I sent medical records and some supporting photos. I never needed to talk to anyone but Joe. Except for my bruises, it was painless! Joe was successful in getting a very good settlement. It was beyond what i expected. Joe's experience and expertise made the difference. I would highly recommend Joe for your legal personal injury needs. He's very good at his job.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2022
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An Excellent Choice
Joseph took the time to review every detail my case until he knew it as well as I did and then preceded to work on my behalf to obtain a settlement beyond my expectations.
Posted by Joyce | May 2, 2022
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The Best Attorney
Being lost and no knowledge dealing with car accident was really tough.I was so glad to have found Mr. Joseph Chun to represent me fairly and guided me through everything, especially dealing with the other insurance. He is very smart on his field and also respect and care for his clients. I am very glad to have found him to represent my case and I highly recommend him 100%. Joyce
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Posted by Jynelle | April 28, 2022
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Above and Beyond
Joseph Chun came highly recommended to me following a car accident, and he did not disappoint. Throughout the handling of my case he had crystal clear communication, extremely fast response times, as well as compassion and professionalism. In the event we even need an attorney again in the future, Joseph will be our first call.
Posted by Oscar | March 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Joseph really did a great job with my case. He was very knowledgeable and provided excellent service. He listened and assisted me with all of my questions and needs. Anytime I had something important come up or questions he called right away. The best part is he handled all the communication with all parties. I knew I was in good hands the entire process. Thank you.
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Posted by Tracy | January 20, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
The uniqueness of my situation is what led me to reach out to Joseph for a consultation. He was attentive and sincere as I gave a synopsis of the predicament I was in. I can’t thank him enough for taking time from his busy schedule to explain things and offer suggestions for a resolution. His willingness to assist me is representative of a genuinely kind and caring person who is passionate about helping others. Although I did not hire Joseph, I found his advice and insight extremely useful. If you’re looking for a personable, dependable and trustworthy attorney who has your best interest at heart, you should hire Joseph. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.
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Posted by Richard | January 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and easy attorney to work with!
Joseph helped me with a somewhat complicated case for a car accident I was involved in. The complicated part was that the other party attempted to lie and deny liability. When I hired Joseph, I was already really upset and frustrated about the entire situation & the opposing parties insurance was ready to deny liability. The opposing insurance eventually believed the other party & denied liability. That’s where the adventure began. Joseph was very honest with me and told me it would be a huge challenge to get the opposing insurance to change their mind and take liability, well I was up for the challenge and he was ready to help throughout the entire process. He gave me some homework on what we needed to do and he took care of his homework on his end. After a long battle, we were able to find a witness & get a report from CHP to eventually get the decision changed to the opposing insurance taking liability since it was their clients fault and he was dishonest. It was a long and stressful journey, but with Josephs help we definitely worked great as a team and took care of it! I cannot thank him enough for everything he did. He also made the rest of the process extremely easy after the opposing insurance took liability. Will be bugging him again if anything ever comes up in the future! (Hopefully not)
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2022
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What great work!
Joseph did great work for me. He was never too busy to answer a phone call or to answer an email. He is very thorough and knows the ins and outs of personal injury cases, and even work comp ones. I would definitely have Joseph as my attorney if any other need arises! Thank you Joseph!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 29%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Professor
  • California School Of Law
  • 2008 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Joseph Chun
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • McCarthy & Holthus, LLP
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gordon & Rees, LLP
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Judicial Process Teaching Assistant
  • UC Davis
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Summer Associate
  • Gordon & Rees, LLP
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Legal Writing Teaching Assistant
  • UC Davis Law School
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Legal Research Teaching Assistant
  • UC Davis Law School
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Grants and Contracts Coordinator
  • Bay Area Legal Aid
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Legal Assistant
  • Fragomen, Del Rey & Bernsen, PC
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • University of California at Davis, School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of California, San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • MENSA
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Capital City Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi (International Legal Honor Society)
  • President (Davis Chapter)
  • 2004 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • UC Davis School of Law
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence
  • N/A
  • Top Oral Advocate - First Place Moot Court Competition
  • UC Davis Law School - Moot Court Board
  • N/A
  • MENSA - Lifetime Member Status
  • MENSA
  • N/A
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • N/A
  • Distinguished Lawyer Designation
  • The Expert Network
  • N/A
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Rue Ratings
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (26)
Endorse Joseph
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph Chun is personable, accessible and knowledgeable. However, make no mistake, he will absolutely do everything in his power to help his clients. I wholeheartedly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joe and I were opposing counsel many years ago. I found Joe to be highly intelligent and a great advocate for his clients. I recommend him wholeheartedly."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Friend
"I strongly endorse Joseph Chun. Joe and I went to law school together. I contacted him when I was taking on some personal injury work for the first time and Joe was incredibly helpful and generous - with his time and detailed guidance and even with referrals of possible clients. I am deeply grateful to Joe for his mentoring and support - and also for his friendship."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Professional and personable. I endorse Joseph because I can count on his comprehensive legal expertise and rely on his ethic of care and high integrity with every personal injury client and case we confer and work on. He is the only Sacramento Personal Injury lawyer that I refer to my own family and friends."
General practice Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joe and I often appeared on opposite sides of cases when he was still based in the Bay Area. I found him to be a good advocate for his clients and willing to work toward a fast resolution of our cases. When I need to refer out a case in the Davis or Sacramento area, he is the first person I contact."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had a chance to work with Joseph on a number of different matters in a few different areas of law. Joseph is enthusiastic, hard-working, knowledgeable and attentive. I've recommended clients to him in the past with nothing but good results."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Chun is an excellent attorney that gets the job done. While I was working for a previous employer, Mr. Chun was contracted to work on one of our Personal Injury cases. He produced results far beyond anyone's expectations!"
General practice Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Joe Chun. I have worked and collaborated on several matters with Mr. Chun, all with good outcomes for the clients who left happy. Joe is a genius with procedure and a tenacious advocate when negotiating with counsel, or when arguing in court. The added benefit is that Joe is a human being who will communicate with his clients rather than make them feel like he fell off the face of the Earth until they see him in court."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Joseph, a Witkin award winner in Contracts law, since law school. He has proven himself to be a bright, astute and knowledgeable attorney who has no trouble providing sage advice to his students and clients. I have received advice from Joseph in the past and would certainly seek his services in the future."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"My experience of working with Joseph has been outstanding. Joseph's is widely knowledgeable about the law. More than that, he has exceptional legal and practical judgment. Joseph is trustworthy, diligent and compassionate toward his clients and others. I strongly recommend Joseph for any business or other litigation matter."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Chun is as intelligent as they come and he is committed to getting the best outcome possible for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an effective attorney who knows his subject matter very well."
Commercial real estate Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is a highly competent attorney, who demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism and ethics in all that he does. I strongly recommending him as your attorney in the Bay Area."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I respect and endorse Mr. Chun. We work together on several personal injury matters and I find him to be extremely dedicated, knowledgeable and zealous in his advocacy. These attributes have been helpful in pushing cases towards favorable resolutions."
Personal injury Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a lawyer who really cares about his clients and doesn't cut any corners. He's an inventive thinker and a great communicator. I'd recommend Joe without hesitation!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Joe and he does good work."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph S Chun is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
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Sacramento Personal injury Lawyer Joseph S Chun
Joseph S Chun
Personal injury Attorney
Sacramento, CA
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation