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James A. Yoro - Bakersfield, CA

1731 Chester AvenueSuite 100 Bakersfield, CA 93301 - 5220

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Bakersfield Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Overview

James A. Yoro is a senior partner with the firm, where he manages the firm's workers' compensation practice. He is also a Certified Workers' Compensation Professional, and is one of the most veteran and most respected workers' compensation lawyers in California.

James attended Garces Memorial High School, before obtaining his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his law degree from the UC Berkeley School of Law...

James A. Yoro is a senior partner with the firm, where he manages the firm's workers' compensation practice. He is also a Certified Workers' Compensation Professional, and is one of the most veteran and most respected workers' compensation lawyers in California.

James attended Garces Memorial High School, before obtaining his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his law degree from the UC Berkeley School of Law. Following law school, he worked as a staff attorney with Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance before joining the firm as an associate in 1982, and becoming a partner in 1987.James is the past president of Kern County Bar Association, and was recently recognized in the Best Lawyers in America program, which is the oldest and among the most respected attorney ranking services in the world. He was also recognized by his peers in the local "Top Attorneys" poll highlighting the best local lawyers in their practice areas.

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. For nearly 40 years, he has fought day in and day out for the rights of injured workers.

He's served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, on the Board of Governors for the California Applicants' Attorneys Association, and the Board of Directors for Kern Regional Center. Currently, he serves on the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Bakersfield Advisory Committee, as well as a board member for the CSU Bakersfield Kegley Institute of Ethics.

Outside of the office, James is also deeply involved in the Filipino community and participates in the annual Philippine Weekend festival in Delano.

About James A. Yoro

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Workplace Accidents

Litigation

  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Partner

Languages

  • English
  • Tagalog

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • California Applicant Attorney's Association (Sustaining Member)
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (Member)
  • Kern County Bar Association (Past President)
  • Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance (Past Board Member)
  • Kern Regional Center (Past Board Member)

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, California
  • University of California at Berkeley

Past Positions

  • Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Staff Attorney
  • Chain, Younger, Associate, 1982 - 1987

Pro Bono Activities

  • Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
  • Kern County Law Day

Classes and Seminars

  • Workers' Compensation 101, Central Labor Council, Kern County
  • Small Business Academy - Workers' Compensation , Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Your Constitutional Rights, Immigration Justice Collaborative
  • How personal injury and workers’ compensation systems work together, Kern County Paralegal Association
  • Coronavirus and the workplace: Benefits available to help impacted workers in California, Central Labor Council
  • Worker deaths could trigger a workers’ compensation claim for surviving dependents, CAL OSHA
  • What you need to know about Valley Fever in Kern County, Valley Fever Institute

Achievements

Honors

  • Best Law Firm (The Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll)
  • Certification of Legal Special Specialization
  • Super Lawyer (Southern California Super Lawyers)
  • Best Lawyer (The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report)
  • Top Attorneys (Bakersfield Life Magazine)
  • Best Law Firm (U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers in America)
  • 'Best of Kern County' Hall of Fame (Bakersfield Life Magazine)

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Office Information

Address

1731 Chester AvenueSuite 100 Bakersfield, CA 93301 - 5220

Fax

  • 661-324-1352

Office Hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (available to clients 24 hours)

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