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Jimmy Cha

Jimmy Cha Esq.

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Jimmy Cha is a Fullerton Criminal Defense Attorney, and is the founding member 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 with honors, and earned his Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law, along with a certificate in Criminal Law Studies. A certificate awarded only to a select few who went above and beyond the required curriculum in the area of Criminal Law. 

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 is a certified gang expert for criminal defense attorneys. 

Jimmy Cha was included on The National Trial Lawyers' list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and was selected as Southern California's Outstanding Young Lawyers by the Los Angeles Magazine.


  • Western State University College of Law, Irvine, California
    • Juris Doctorate
    • Honors: Certificate in Criminal Law Studies
  • University of California at Los Angeles
    • Major: Sociology

Bar Admissions

  • California State Courts and Courts of Appeal, 2008
  • Supreme Court of California, 2008

Professional Associations

  • California State Bar, Attorney at Law, 12/2018 to Present
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, Founding Member, 2015 to Present
  • North Orange County Bar Association, 2011 to Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association, Member, 2009 to Present


  • The National Trial Lawyers’ list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers by The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Southern California’s Outstanding Young Lawyers by Los Angeles Magazine
  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Past Positions

  • Orange County Public Defender’s Office, Extern
  • Juvenile Defender’s Office, Extern


  • English
  • Korean