Jimmy Cha

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Fullerton, California

Law Office of Jimmy Cha, APC
Jimmy Cha
Law Office of Jimmy Cha, APC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, White Collar Crimes; view more

Licensed in California since: 2008

Education: Western State University College of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Korean

Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018
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Law Office of Jimmy Cha, APC

126 N. Euclid Street
Fullerton, CA 92832 Visit website


The founder of the Law Office of Jimmy Cha, criminal defense attorney Jimmy Cha represents the accused in Los Angeles, Anaheim, Fullerton, Koreatown, Orange County and surrounding areas in California. For nearly 15 years, he has handled cases that involve:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Drug crimes
  • DUI and other traffic charges
  • Domestic violence
  • Misdemeanor charges
  • Felony charges
  • Property Crimes (Fraud, Theft)
  • Sexual offenses, including pornography
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Expungements

With the right knowledge and background, Mr. Cha puts his hard-hitting and tenacious legal strategies to work for his clients. He is aware that an arrest or investigation for a crime can feel paralyzing and cause significant disruption in many areas of life. He has secured several charge dismissals and jury acquittals for his clients, fighting against the fiercest prosecutors in California. Furthermore, he is a certified gang expert in the state of California, where he advises other attorneys and testifies as an expert on gangs, prison inmate classification and the threats of gang life.

An honors graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Cha completed his Bachelor of Arts in sociology in 2004. He later received his Juris Doctor from the Western State College of Law in 2007 with a certification in criminal law studies – an honor less than 5% of the law students receive. He served as a judicial extern at the Orange County Juvenile Public Defender’s Office. He is licensed in California since 2008.

Mr. Cha has been honored by several prestigious organizations for his staunch defense of the rights of those accused. He was included in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers list by The National Trial Lawyers and the Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers list by the American Society of Legal Advocates. He was also selected among Southern California’s Outstanding Young Lawyers by Los Angeles Magazine and rated "Superb" through Avvo.

Founding member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA), Mr. Cha holds memberships in the American Bar Association, the California DUI Lawyers Association, The North Orange County Bar Association and The State Bar of California. 

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Tax Evasion, Theft, White Collar Crime

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 40% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Criminal Defense: White Collar

First Admitted: 2008, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.jc4justice.com/fullerton-criminal-defense-attorn...

Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Orange County Cross Cultural Mediation Certification.
  • Included on The National Trial Lawyers’ list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers
  • Selected as Southern California’s Outstanding Young Lawyers by Los Angeles Magazine
  • Nominated as Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers by The American Society of Legal Advocates
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Mentor Parolees and troubled youth. Guest speaker for inner city youth. Approximately 1/5 of practice is committed to pro bono work.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Founding Member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA)
  • North Orange County Bar Association(NOCBA)
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
Educational Background:
  • Bachelors degree in Sociology with honors  from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Industry Groups:
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • North Orange County Bar Association

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Jimmy Cha is one of the most effective young criminal defense attorneys on the Southern California scene today. Strong enough to rise above a gang background himself, he has distinguished himself as a gang expert, uniquely qualified to help criminal defendants charged with serious offenses, especially those involving gang allegations.”

Office location for Jimmy Cha

126 N. Euclid Street
Fullerton, CA 92832

Phone: 714-676-5451


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018

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