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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 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. 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 currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance and on the Board of Governors for the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association. James was recently installed as the Treasurer of Kern County Bar Association, and is slated to be President of bar association in 2017. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for Kern Regional Center. James is also deeply involved in the Filipino community and participates in the annual Philippine Weekend festival in Delano. Learn more about his involvement by clicking here. Over the course of his career, James has argued cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. Some of his notable results include: - A $4.5 million workers’ compensation settlement in 2010 on behalf of a farm worker who suffered brain injuries when he was struck by a truck while on his tractor. It is one of the largest such settlements in Kern County. - A $1.1 million workers’ compensation settlement in 2011 on behalf of a client who suffered head trauma and spinal paralysis when he hit head on top of truck cab. - A $1 million workers’ compensation settlement in 2012 on behalf of a client who fell from a hay squeeze and fractured his skull.

Education
University of California - Berkeley
B.A. (1975)
University of California - Berkeley
J.D. (1978)
Professional Experience
Senior Partner
Chain Cohn Stiles
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
California bar association considers ban on attorneys having sex with clients; some lawyers object
Los Angeles Times
Taxpayers: Bad workers’ comp laws in California are costing you
The Bakersfield Californian
'Cumulative trauma' injuries from work and how to avoid them
Kern Business Journal
How to protect workers from valley fever exposure
Kern Business Journal
Why workers' compensation is no longer a 'grand bargain'
The Bakersfield Californian
Employers: Make sure employees know their rights with workplace postings
Kern Business Journal
People in Business: James A. Yoro
The Bakersfield Californian
Injured Workers & Their Advocates
California Applicants' Attorneys Association
Speaking Engagements
Law Day at the Mall, Law Day at the Mall
Kern County Bar Association
Social Security, Social Security Eligibility
Certifications
Certification of Legal Special Specialization
California Board of Legal Specialization
Awards
Kern Green Award
Kern Green
Best Law Firm
Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll
Super Lawyer
Southern California Super Lawyers
Best Law Firm
Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll
Best Law Firm
Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll
Best Law Firm
Bakersfield Californian's Readers' Choice Poll
Best Law Firm
Bakersfield Californian's Readers' Choice Poll
Certification of Legal Special Specialization
California Board Of Legal Specialization
Professional Associations
Kern County Bar Association
Board of Directors
Current
California Applicants' Attorneys Association
Board of Directors
Current
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
Board of Directors
Current
American Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Consumer Attorneys of California
Member
Current
National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
Sustaining Member
Current
Kern County Bar Association
President
- Current
California State Bar # 86768
Member
- Current
Kern County Bar Association
Vice President
-
Kern County Bar Association
Secretary
-
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Area
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Area
  • Public Benefits
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
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