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James Artamio Yoro

James Artamio Yoro

Chain Cohn Stiles
  • Workers' Compensation
  • California
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Summary

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, which is the oldest and among the most respected attorney ranking services in the world. He, too, was selected among his peers as a “Top Attorney” in workers’ compensation law in Kern County. Most imporantly, for nearly 40 years, he has fought day in and day out for the rights of injured workers.

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 has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for Kern Regional Center.

James attended to Garces Memorial High School in Bakersfield, before going on to obtain 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.

Education
University of California - Berkeley
J.D. (1978)
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University of California - Berkeley
B.A. (1975)
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Professional Experience
Senior Partner
Chain Cohn Stiles
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Speaking Engagements
Immigration and Civil Rights, Immigration Justice Collaborative, Bakersfield
Immigration Justice Collaborative
Law Day at the Mall, Law Day at the Mall
Kern County Bar Association
Workers' Compensation for Employers, Small Business Academy, Bakersfield
Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Social Security, Social Security Eligibility
Certifications
Certification of Legal Special Specialization
California Board of Legal Specialization
Awards
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America
Top Attorneys
Bakersfield Life Magazine
Best Law Firm
U.S. News & World Report
Kern Green Award
Kern Green
Best Law Firm
Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll
Certification of Legal Special Specialization
California Board Of Legal Specialization
Super Lawyer
Southern California Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 86768
Member
Current
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Kern County Bar Association
Board of Directors
Current
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California Applicants' Attorneys Association
Board of Directors
Current
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Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
Board of Directors
Current
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American Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Consumer Attorneys of California
Member
Current
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National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
Sustaining Member
Current
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Kern County Bar Association
Secretary
Current
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Kern County Bar Association
Vice President
Current
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Kern County Bar Association
President
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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9th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Area
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Area
  • Public Benefits
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Tagalog: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Chain | Cohn | Stiles
Website
Chain | Cohn | Stiles - Workers' Compensation
Blog
Chain | Cohn | Stiles - Blogging for Justice
Contact & Map
Chain | Cohn | Stiles
1731 Chester Ave.
Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301
USA
Telephone: (661) 323-4000