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James Artamio Yoro

James Artamio Yoro

Chain Cohn Stiles
  • Workers' Compensation
  • California
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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
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Chain | Cohn | Stiles partners David Cohn, James Yoro selected into 2020 ‘Best Lawyers in America’ publication
U.S. News & World Report
Chain | Cohn | Stiles ranked in 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Law Firms’
U.S. News & World Report
Chain | Cohn | Stiles featured in Bakersfield Life Magazine as ‘Hall of Fame’ inductee
Bakersfield Life Magazine
Chain | Cohn | Stiles: ‘Standing for Justice’ in Kern County for 85 Years
Chain Cohn Stiles Blog
Chain | Cohn | Stiles lawyers selected by peers in Bakersfield Life Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” poll
Bakersfield Life Magazine
Infographic: 12 steps of the workers’ compensation legal process
Blogging for Justice
Steps to take to identify and prevent heat-related illness at work
Kern Business Journal
'Cumulative trauma' injuries from work and how to avoid them
Kern Business Journal
California bar association considers ban on attorneys having sex with clients; some lawyers object
Los Angeles Times
How to protect workers from valley fever exposure
Kern Business Journal
Taxpayers: Bad workers’ comp laws in California are costing you
The Bakersfield Californian
Employers: Make sure employees know their rights with workplace postings
Kern Business Journal
Why workers' compensation is no longer a 'grand bargain'
The Bakersfield Californian
People in Business: James A. Yoro
The Bakersfield Californian
Injured Workers & Their Advocates
California Applicants' Attorneys Association
Speaking Engagements
Coronavirus and the workplace: Benefits available to help impacted workers in California, Coronavirus and the Workplace
How personal injury and workers’ compensation systems work together, Kern County Paralegal Association Luncheon
What you need to know about Valley Fever in Kern County, Valley Fever Awareness Month
Keeping safe at work in Kern County’s summer sun and adverse air quality, National Safety Month
Worker deaths could trigger a workers’ compensation claim for surviving dependents, Workers' Compensation and Death Benefits
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
Kern Green Award
Kern Green
Best Law Firm
Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll
'Best of Kern County' Hall of Fame
Bakersfield Life Magazine
Best Law Firm
U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers in America
Certification of Legal Special Specialization
California Board Of Legal Specialization
Top Attorneys
Bakersfield Life Magazine
Super Lawyer
Southern California Super Lawyers
Best Law Firm
U.S. News & World Report
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 Blog
Videos
If you're injured in an accident, you don't have to choose between a world-class and local attorney. David Cohn and Jim Yoro are the only lawyers in Kern County to be ranked in the "Best Lawyers in America" listing. They're in the top 5% in the country. Call or search "Chain Cohn Stiles" today for a free consultation. Chain | Cohn | Stiles: World-class lawyers in Kern County

If you're injured in an accident, you don't have to choose between a world-class and local attorney. David Cohn and Jim Yoro are the only lawyers in Kern County to be ranked in the "Best Lawyers in America" listing. They're in the top 5% in the country. Call or search "Chain Cohn Stiles" today for a free consultation.

If you're injured in an accident, you don't have to choose between world-class lawyers and local attorneys. Chain | Cohn | Stiles is ranked in the "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report. Choose the best to help with your case. Call or search "Chain Cohn Stiles"  today for a free consultation. Chain | Cohn | Stiles: Ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Law Firms' listing

If you're injured in an accident, you don't have to choose between world-class lawyers and local attorneys. Chain | Cohn | Stiles is ranked in the "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report. Choose the best to help with your case. Call or search "Chain Cohn Stiles" today for a free consultation.

In its ongoing series highlighting longstanding Kern County business with a culture for serving out community, Mission Bank and 23ABC highlights Chain | Cohn | Stiles, Kern County’s leading plaintiffs’ personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm. 'Banking on Business' series presented by Mission Bank, 23ABC highlights Chain | Cohn | Stiles

In its ongoing series highlighting longstanding Kern County business with a culture for serving out community, Mission Bank and 23ABC highlights Chain | Cohn | Stiles, Kern County’s leading plaintiffs’ personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm.

Chain | Cohn | Stiles workers' compensation lawyer James Yoro provides advice and legal insight in the local cases involving the Mohawk Refinery in Bakersfield, and workers who may have been exposed to cancer causing materials. Trusts have been set up to distribute fund to those who either worked at or are related to someone who worked at the refinery before 1980 and later developed cancer. Work injury lawyer James Yoro provides insight for cases involving former refinery workers

Chain | Cohn | Stiles workers' compensation lawyer James Yoro provides advice and legal insight in the local cases involving the Mohawk Refinery in Bakersfield, and workers who may have been exposed to cancer causing materials. Trusts have been set up to distribute fund to those who either worked at or are related to someone who worked at the refinery before 1980 and later developed cancer.

"We  may not be able to press rewind on your accident, but our lawyers can help you move forward. If you've been in an accident, let Chain | Cohn... Injured in an accident? Let Chain | Cohn | Stiles help you move forward (Jim Yoro)

"We may not be able to press rewind on your accident, but our lawyers can help you move forward. If you've been in an accident, let Chain | Cohn...

Chain | Cohn | Stiles workers' compensation lawyer James Yoro appears on the Sunrise Show on KGET-17 (NBC) to discuss the Kern County Bar Association's "Law Day at the Mall,"... KGET: Kern County Bar president James Yoro, of Chain Cohn Stiles, discusses 'Law Day at the Mall'

Chain | Cohn | Stiles workers' compensation lawyer James Yoro appears on the Sunrise Show on KGET-17 (NBC) to discuss the Kern County Bar Association's "Law Day at the Mall,"...

Bakersfield-based law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles' 2016 30-second commercial videos focusing on clients and their families affected by injuries and accidents. Here, attorney James Yoro discusses construction and... Chain | Cohn | Stiles: Construction Accidents and Attorney James Yoro

Bakersfield-based law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles' 2016 30-second commercial videos focusing on clients and their families affected by injuries and accidents. Here, attorney James Yoro discusses construction and...

Chain | Cohn | Stiles' “Meet the Attorneys” videos are aimed to give people of Kern County a chance to meet the lawyers and staff in this firm. Meet senior partner James A. Yoro here. Meet the Attorneys: James A. Yoro, Chain | Cohn | Stiles

Chain | Cohn | Stiles' “Meet the Attorneys” videos are aimed to give people of Kern County a chance to meet the lawyers and staff in this firm. Meet senior partner James A. Yoro here.

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Chain | Cohn | Stiles
1731 Chester Ave.
Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Telephone: (661) 323-4000