Jimmy Cha is of-counsel to the Law Offices of Choi & Associates and is a solo practitioner of The Law Office of Jimmy Cha. He dedicates his practice solely to criminal defense. Mr. Cha graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, and earned his Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law, along with a Certificate in Criminal Law Studies.
Mr. Cha’s criminal law background, and experience in the field provides him with a unique point of view of the criminal system that allows him to more appropriately advocate on behalf of his clients. He truly believes that good people often times make bad choices and/or decisions in life, and that everyone is entitled to good representation. He represents clients in Anahem, Fullerton, Koreatown, Los Angeles, and many other cities in Los Angeles and Orange County, and surrounding areas. Mr. Cha is one of the very few if not only criminal defense attorney in the State of California that is certified as a gang expert. This means that other attorneys often seek his advice for his unique knowledge and understanding of gangs. He has testified in court as an expert on gangs, prison inmate classification, and the perils of gang life.
During law school, Mr. Cha externed at the Orange County Public Defender’s Office and Juvenile Defender’s Office. He served as a law clerk during law school, and was an independent gang profiler for criminal defense attorneys.
Jimmy Cha was included on The National Trial Lawyers’ list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and nominated as Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers by The American Society of Legal Advocates. He was also selected as Southern California’s Outstanding Young Lawyers by Los Angeles Magazine, and as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.
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