Cynthia S. Cho

Top rated Family Law attorney in Newark, California

CC LawGroup, A Professional Corporation
Cynthia S. Cho
CC LawGroup, A Professional Corporation

Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 1994

Education: University of San Francisco School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Korean

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024
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CC LawGroup, A Professional Corporation

3900 Newpark Mall Road 3FL
Newark, CA 94560 Visit website


Cynthia S. Cho, principal attorney and founder of the CC Law Group, APC, serves clients in the Bay area, covering Alameda County, Santa Clara County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo County and San Francisco County including the Oakland and Fremont metropolitan area from her office in Newark, California. She devotes most of her practice to family law issues, such as divorce, legal separation, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, debt division.  She also practices in probate and trust administration including drafting of estate documents from wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, and health care directives. 

Clients seek Ms. Cho's assistance for a variety of issues, such as post-decree modifications, paternity suits, restraining orders, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, and cohabitation agreements. She also handles estate litigation, probate administration, divorce mediation, name changes, real estate matters and living trusts.

Ms. Cho received her Juris Doctor in 1993 from the University of San Francisco School of Law after earning a Bachelor of Arts in legal studies in 1989 from the University of California, Berkeley. She was admitted to practice in California in 1994. Since 2000, Ms. Cho has provided numerous speaking engagements to the community including public services for community organizations and individuals unable to afford an attorney including various volunteer and pro bono services.  Ms. Cho has lectured on estate planning at financial planning seminars, as well as providing family planning and counseling and volunteer career-counseling lecturer.

An active participant in several professional organizations, Ms. Cho is a member of the Family Law and Trusts and Estates sections of the California State Bar Association, among other organizations.

Practice areas

Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning, Father's Rights, Living Wills, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreements, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Will Contests, Wills

  • 60% Family Law
  • 30% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10% Estate & Trust Litigation

First Admitted: 1994, California

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Law Speaker at Women Seeing Beyond Today Conference
  • Estate Planning seminar needed during pandemics to assure that all your affairs are in order., Speaker, Estate Planning Seminar During COVID-19 Concerns, General Public, 2020
  • Various Estate Planning seminars provided to groups of individuals., Lecturer, Estate Planning Seminars, The Public, 2019
  • Estate Planning seminar provided to various individuals., Lecturer, Estate Planning Seminar, The Public, 2017
  • Estate Planning seminar provided to various individuals., Lecturer, Estate Planning Seminar, The Public, 2018
  • An information article provided to local dry cleaning business owners about estate planning, risk management and succession planning for business owners., Author, Estate & Business Planning for Dry Cleaning Business Owners, Local Dry Cleaning Business Owners, 2015
  • Lecture was provided to a group of Lions Club members on estate planning., Lecturer, Estate Planning Seminar, Lions Club Members, 2015
  • This was an informational lecture to local businesses and small business owners about the implications of not having an estate planning and/or succession planning in a business in the event of disability or demise.  , Lecturer, Estate and Business Succession Planning Seminar, Local Businesses And Small Business Owners, 2016
  • A lecture was provided to a group of realtors and loan brokers regarding minimizing potential risks through a series of review checklists and followup documentation process.  , Lecturer, Real Estate Risk Management for Realtors & Loan Brokers, Realtors And Loan Brokers, 2014
  • Various writings and articles in magazines and newspaper columns
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor Degree from the University of California, Berkeley, California - B.A. , 1989
  • American Institute is an impartial third-party attorney rating organization. The American Institute’s Family Law Division recognizes excellence of  practitioners in the field and compile an exclusive list of the “10 Best” Attorneys for each State.  The “10 Best” is a prestigious honor for the Attorney as each Attorney must: Be formally nominated by the Institute, client, and/or a  fellow Attorney; Have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and Having done so with an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating., Selected to become a member as one of the 10 Best Law Firm for California, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2019
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Fremont,, 2021
  • Membership is extremely selective, carefully screened and limited to the most qualified and accomplished attorneys in the United States. Due to the high standards, less than one percent (1%) of the attorneys of America are invited to be a member of Best Attorneys of America., Selected to become a member of the Best Attorneys of America, Best Attorney of America
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine Top 10 attorney award is an achievement reserved for only those attorneys who have demonstrated the highest degree of excellence in his or her area of law. Because of our stringent standards, less than 1% of attorneys nationwide will receive this invitation for membership.  Their list recognizes the significant achievements of those attorneys whose practice elevates the standards of their State’s Bar as well as provided a benchmark for other practitioners., Selected to become a member of the 2019 Top 10 Attorney List, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2019
  • Listed in Who's Who
  • Various honors and awards for volunteer services provided
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Pro Bono Service trust administration and post-death planning to families with sudden death in family., 2022
  • Various Pro-Bono services provided to members of the community, nonprofit organizations, and business organizations.
  • Pro bono service to a senior elderly individual dealing with a trust administration., 2020
  • Pro Bono services to non-profit organizations.
  • Volunteer lecturer on estate planning to church members at financial planning seminars
  • Volunteer Lecturer to Various Korean community events on consumer law
  • Volunteer Lecturer to various financial and estate planning seminars
  • Community Pro Bono Legal Counseling for Korean Elders
  • Volunteer Speaker on topic of family law and estate planning on Korean Television show
  • Volunteer Lecturer to Korean Realtors and Escrow Officer Association
  • Volunteer career counseling lecturer to Korean High School students
  • Prior Volunteer lecturer on Korean Radio Station on the topic of family law
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of California, Member (Active), 2022
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section, 2022
  • State Bar of California, Probate / Estate Planning Section, 2022
  • Newark Chamber of Commerce, Prior Member
  • U.C. Alumni Association
  • Korean East Bay Chamber of Commerce, Prior Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Alameda County Bar Association (Former Member, Family Law and Estate Planning Sections)
  • Asian American Bar Association, Prior Member
  • Korean East Bay Chamber of Commerce, Prior Member
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers, Prior Member
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association (Former Member, Family Law and Estate Planning Sections)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Prior Member
  • American Bar Association, Prior Member
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Korean Bar Association, Prior Member
  • National Association of Female Executives (Prior Member)
Industry Groups:
  • Estate Law
  • Family Law
  • Probate Law
  • Trust Law

Office location for Cynthia S. Cho

3900 Newpark Mall Road 3FL
Newark, CA 94560

Phone: 510-402-1579


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

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