Attorney Profile

Oakland Paternity Lawyer
Janice Cho has been practicing law since 2004, with significant expertise in family law and immigration law. Ms. Cho earned her Bachelor’s Degree, with honors, from the University of Chicago. She later received her Juris Doctorate degree from Northwestern University School of Law. After law school, Ms. Cho began her career working exclusively in the area of family law and immigration law. She has supervised legal clinics, provided technical assistance to pro bono attorneys, and provided trainings on family law and immigration law. Ms. Cho personally guides her clients through the nuances and complexities of family law and immigration law and has substantial experience litigating contested family law trials and hearings. She is dedicated, knowledgeable, practical, and ethical and will provide you with an unparalleled level of client service to achieve the results and resolution that you need. She is dedicated to providing high-quality legal services in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible. Ms. Cho is proficient in Spanish.

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 2004
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California, 2015


  • Northwestern University School of Law – Juris Doctorate
  • University of Chicago – Bachelor’s Degree, with Honors

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • Director, Alameda County Bar Association – Volunteer Legal Services Corporation Board of Directors
  • Member,  Alameda County Bar Association – Family Law Executive Committee
  • Member, Alameda County Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Asian American Bar Association of the Bay Area
  • Member, American Bar Association – Family Law Section

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Volunteer Family Law Attorney, Day of Court, Alameda County Superior Court


  • Pathways to Judgment, California Family Law Basics, Practicing Law Institute

Speaking Engagements:

  • When and Why is a Parent’s Immigration Status Relevant to Custody presented by Alameda County Superior Court, Family and Children’s Bureau
  • How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Case Settlements, Judgments and Trials presented by Practicing Law Institute
  • Legal Remedies for Domestic Violence Victims, Domestic Violence 101 Seminar presented by Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB)
  • Family Law Seminar Series: Law and Motion Practice, Family Law Series presented by Contra Costa County Bar Association & Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2013, presented by Practicing Law Institute
  • Basic Negotiation Skills 2014, presented by Practicing Law Institute
  • Adjunct Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Law (2005-2006)


  • 2013 State Bar of California Wiley Manual Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • 2012 “Rising Star” Volunteer of the Year, Alameda County Bar Association