Janice Cho

Janice Cho has been practicing law since 2004, with 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 family law and domestic violence legal clinics, provided technical assistance to non-profits and pro bono attorneys, provided trainings on family law and immigration law, and regularly serves as Judge Pro Tempore in Alameda County. 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, formidable, practical, and ethical and will provide you with an unparalleled level of client service to achieve the results and resolution that you need. Ms. Cho is proficient in Spanish and conversational in Korean.


  • 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


  • President, Alameda County Bar Association – Legal Access of Alameda

  • Member, Alameda County Family Law Association (ACFLA)

  • Member, Alameda County Bar Association – Family Law Section

  • Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association – Family Law Section

  • Member, California State Bar, Litigation Section

  • Member, California State Bar, Family Law Section

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

  • Member, Asian American Bar Association of the Bay Area

  • Member, American Bar Association – Family Law Section

  • Member, Earl Warren American Inn of Court


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


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


  • Seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Findings in Family Court

  • 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 Trialspresented 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)


  • 2020 Guardian of Justice, Legal Access of Alameda

  • 2019 Guardian of Justice, Legal Access of Alameda

  • 2018 Guardian of Justice, Legal Access of Alameda

  • 2017 Guardian of Justice, Legal Access of Alameda

  • 2016 Guardian of Justice, Legal Access of Alameda

  • 2013 State Bar of California Wiley Manual Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services

  • 2012 “Rising Star” Volunteer of the Year, Alameda County Bar Association

Law Office of Janice Cho

1939 Harrison St., Suite 120

Oakland, CA 94612

P: (510) 465-0016

F: (510) 373-2240

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