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Courage.

Integrity.

And a never-wavering determination to do right in support of his clients.

Attorney Jim Yu can be counted on to bring all of these important qualities to every case he handles.

Clients and colleagues recognize Jim as a “go-to” person for his knowledge, integrity and ethics. He is known for being patient, thorough and positive.

Jim learned at an early age about the importance of strong standards and ethics. An immigrant himself, he learned about the many opportunities afforded those who live and work in the United States. He also saw first-hand the injustices that often prevent others from living full lives. 

Jim was inspired by his family to work hard and prepare to be the strong and effective advocate he is today. 

A 1995 graduate from the University of California at Berkeley with High Honors, he worked two jobs to support himself. He earned his law degree in 1999 from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in personal injury law.

While many of Jim’s fellow students became corporate attorneys in New York and D.C., Jim returned to the Bay Area after graduation to begin his career as a personal injury attorney.  He has helped people from all walks of life obtain the compensation and medical care that they deserve and need. Through negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and jury trials, he has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.

In the spring of 2013, after a decade with a highly-regarded Bay Area personal injury firm, Jim opened up his own law practice in Walnut Creek. In 2015, he opened a satellite office in Santa Clara to better serve South Bay clients. He continues his commitment to serve injury victims and the community at large.

Jim is honored and humbled to have been recognized for his professionalism and accomplishments with a number of awards and ratings: 

  • In 2014, he was president of the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association. 
  • In 2016, he was selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer (given to the top 5 percent of lawyers). 
  • In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014, he was selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star.  
  • Jim has been named a Top 40 Lawyer Under the Age of 40 by The National Trial Lawyers.  
  • He holds a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo.com, the ratings and review site for lawyers. 

Jim speaks Mandarin Chinese and some Spanish, in addition to English. 

Jim Yu will help you hold the wrongdoer responsible and get you the compensation you need and deserve.

Accolades

2017

Inducted into Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Super Lawyer, Northern California Super Lawyers

10.0 Superb rating, Avvo.com

2016

Super Lawyer, Northern California Super Lawyers

10.0 Superb rating, Avvo.com

2015

Unity Award from Minority Bar Coalition

10.0 Superb rating, Avvo.com

2014

President, Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association

Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers

Rising Star, Northern California Super Lawyers

10.0 Superb rating, Avvo.com

2013

Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers

10.0 Superb rating, Avvo.com

2012

Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers

Rising Star, Northern California Super Lawyers

10.0 Superb rating, Avvo.com

2011

Rising Star, Northern California Super Lawyers

10.0 Superb rating, Avvo.com

2010

Rising Star, Northern California Super Lawyers

10.0 Superb rating, Avvo.com

2009

Rising Star, Northern California Super Lawyers

10.0 Superb rating, Avvo.com

2002 Delta Beta Xi Distinguished Service Award, Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity
1999 Highest grade in Admiralty Law class at Georgetown Law
1995 Graduated with High Distinction in General Scholarship from UC Berkeley.
1995 Graduated with High Honors from Latin American Studies program at UC Berkeley.
1995 Commendation for catching criminal, University of California Police Department
1994 Commendation for community service, University of California Police Department
1993 Commendation for work ethic, University of California Police Department

Assocations

2001 to present Consumer Attorneys of California
2001 to present Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, President (2014)
2005 to present Asian-American Bar Association, Sustaining Member
2014 to present Minority Bar Exchange
2017 to present Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area, Life Member

Bar Admissions

2009 to present United States Supreme Court
2001 to present United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
2000 to present United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
2000 to present United States District Court for the Northern District of California
2000 to present State Bar of California

Education

Law Degree Georgetown University
Bachelor's Degree U.C. Berkeley

Personal Interests

Outside of work, I am passionate about oddball cars and unorthodox travel. I especially love 1970s and 1980s French and Japanese cars. I am an avid Formula One car racing fan. I have traveled 15,000 miles on the Pan-American Highway solely by bus, from the Arctic Ocean down to the tip of South America.

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