Attorney James Yoro

About Me

James A. Yoro is a senior partner at Chain | Cohn | Stiles, voted "Best Law Firm" in Kern County, where he manages the firm’s workers’ compensation practice. He is also a Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional in California, and is one of the most veteran and most respected workers’ compensation lawyers in the San Joaquin Valley. He has been named a Super Lawyer in Southern California, an honor bestowed upon only the top 5% of lawyers in the region. Over the course of his career, James has argued cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. Outside of court, James serves on the Board of Directors for Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance and on the Board of Governors for the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association. He serves as president of Kern County Bar Association. He was recently selected into the Best Lawyers in America program.
I am Licensed to Practice in:
Californiasince 1978
My Education
University of California, BerkeleyBA - 1975
University of California, Berkeley School of LawJD - 1978
My Memberships
California Applicants' Attorneys Association
Consumer Attorneys of California
Kern County Bar Association
My Publications
Kern Business Journal: 2015
The Bakersfield Californian: 2015
Los Angeles Times: 2016
The Bakersfield Californian: 2016
Kern Business Journal: 2016
Bakersfield Life Magazine: 2014

Lead Counsel Rating Details

This Attorney is Rated in the Following Practice Areas:
Workers' Compensation Law since 2015
  • Verified Experience
  • Peer Recommended
  • Spotless Record

Practice Highlights

Representative Verdicts & Settlements
Workers' Compensation, $4.5 Million Settlement
Workers' Compensation, $1.1 Million Settlement
Workers' Compensation, $1 Million Settlement
Received the Following Awards
Best Law Firm (Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll)
Super Lawyers (Southern California Super Lawyers) - 2016
Kern Green (Kern Green Award) - 2017
Certification of Legal Special Specialization

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