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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Order of Omega||University California at Irvine||N/A|
|Teacher of the Year||Princeton Review||N/A|
|President||Auto Accident Law Center, Inc.||2007 - Present|
|Lead attorney||The Law Offices of John Y.U. Choi||2005 - 2007|
|Associate Attorney||Oliver Lau Lawhn Ogawa||2003 - 2005|
|Deputy Attorney General||Attorney General-State of Hawaii||2000 - 2003|
|Staff Attorney||Hawaii State Legislature||1999 - 2000|
|Sales Associate||Schuman Carriage, Honolulu||1998 - 1999|
|President||The Kind Restaurant Management Co.||1995 - 1998|
|Ski Instructor||Mount Ascutney Ski Resort (Law School)||1994 - 1995|
|Clerk||Barrister's Bookshop (Law School)||1993 - 1994|
|Instructor||Princeton Review (College)||1991 - 1992|
|Sushi Chef||Wiki Wiki Teriyaki (College)||1989 - 1991|
|Sales Associate||Brookstone (College)||1988 - 1989|
|Window Washer||UCI (College)||1987 - 1988|
|Clerk||Manhattan Beach Laudrette (High School)||1983 - 1985|
|Paper boy||South Bay Easy Reader (Junior High School)||1982 - 1983|
|Pizza Maker||Zeppy's Pizza (Junior High School)||1982 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hawaii Association for Justice||Vice President and Board Member||2009 - Present|
|Christian Legal Society||Past President||N/A|
|West Honolulu Rotary Club||Member||N/A|
|Hawaii Jaycees||Past Chapter President||N/A|
|$1.6 million H1 Freeway Collision||$1.6 Million|
|$450,000 Motorcycle Accident||Winner - Motorcycle Accident|
|I was hit in the crosswalk||Winner-Pedestrian hit in crosswalk.|
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|National Business Institute||Litigating the Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claim||2013|
|Trial Lawyers College||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Vermont Law School||Environmental Law and Policy||JD/MSEL - Joint Degree||N/A|
|University of California - Irvine||Social Ecology - Criminal Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Litigating the Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claim||Litigating the Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claim||2013|
Posted by anonymous
I was hit by a rental car driven by a tourist while riding my moped to work. I suffered a severe injury that require my staying in the hospital for about a week. The insurance company kept trying to delay my case, and John encouraged me to stick with it. We ended up resolving the matter for much more than the insurance company was willing to pay.
When I contacted John, he was prompt, took the time to explain things to me, and I was extremely satisfied with his professionalism. He fought hard against the insurance company and we won! I highly recommend him to anyone who has suffered a serious injury.
Posted by Tuyet Vo
My husband got in a terrible collision on his moped. He had severe nerve damage and trauma to his okole. The insurance company for the liable driver was playing all sorts of games. They only offered $55,000 to settle my case. John told my husband that is not fair for the type of injury he suffered. Last week the case settled for $140,000 after mediation. John prepared us for the mediation by coming to our house, taking time to have dinner with us, meeting us at his office on the weekend, and really hearing how my husband’s injury affected our lives. If you have a serious injury, you need John to fight for you!
Posted by Sheri
A very large garbage truck rear ended me on the freeway. The cost to fix may car was over $19,000. The collision caused me to suffer permanent back, shoulder and neck pain. I had over $15,000 in medical bills. All my MRI’s were negative. The insurance company offered $20,000 to settle my case. John recommended that we sue. I followed his advice. The insurance company for the truck company delayed for 3 years and then offered $50,000. John advised me to reject it and again I followed his advice. One month before trial at a settlement conference with the judge, the insurance company offered $70,000. John advised me to reject it, so I did. The insurance company eventually offered $100,000 and John said that was not fair value for my permanent injuries. At the settlement conference, John had me meet with the insurance adjuster and he asked me questions to give them a glimpse of my testimony at trial. It was a 15 minute meeting with the insurance adjuster. The insurance company’s next offer was $165,000. We finally settled for $190,000 upon the advice of John and my husband. It was tough to litigate for so many years and I was frustrated. John was always there reassuring me and calming my nerves. Looking back at my case, the best thing I did was hire John and trusted him to give me good advice throughout the process.