Attorney James Yoro

About Me

James A. Yoro is a senior partner with Chain | Cohn | Stiles, where he manages the law firm's workers’ compensation department, and is one of the most veteran and most respected workers’ compensation lawyers in California's Central Valley. Over the course of his career, James has argued cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. He is also responsible for securing a $4.5 million Workers’ Compensation settlement on behalf of his client, one of the largest such settlements in Kern County. He is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional in California. He is past president of Kern County Bar Association, and was recently recognized in the Best Lawyers in America program. He, too, was selected among his peers as a “Top Attorney” in workers’ compensation law in Kern County. Most importantly, for nearly 40 years, he has fought day in and day out for the rights of injured workers.
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
Res Ipsa Loquitur
The Bakersfield Californian
Los Angeles Times
Bakersfield Magazine
Kern Business Journal
Bakersfield Life Magazine

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)
Kern Green (Kern Green Award)
Certification of Legal Special Specialization
Top Attorneys (Bakersfield Life Magazine)
Best Law Firm (U.S. News & World Report)

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