By the Law Offices of Anna R. Yum

Anna Yum is a top, award-winning trial attorney and former prosecutor who focuses her law practice on defending the accused in criminal prosecutions.  Ms. Yum graduated from Northwestern University, ranked 12th in the country, with a double major in communications studies and international studies.  Upon graduation, Ms. Yum was employed as a litigation advisory services analyst for a nationally renowned consulting and accounting firm, Ernst & Young, LLP.  After obtaining work experience, Ms. Yum attended and graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law.

While at law school, Ms. Yum excelled in the nationally recognized Mock Trial program, in which she successfully competed in both local and national competitions.  In addition, Ms. Yum received several awards recognizing her oral advocacy skills including the American Board of Trial Advocates Award and Order of Barristers, an accolade which recognized the top oral advocates in her graduating class.  During law school, Ms. Yum also secured a highly competitive judicial externship for the Honorable Robert M. Takasugi, Senior Federal Court Judge of the United States District Court, Central District of California.

After graduation from law school, Ms. Yum started her legal career as a deputy district attorney for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.  During her tenure as a prosecutor, Ms. Yum was promoted very quickly and garnered a highly successful trial record after conducting dozens of jury trials.  As a deputy district attorney, Ms. Yum worked in the following units: misdemeanors, grand theft auto, general felonies, career criminals, sexual assault and child abuse, and criminal street gangs.  Ms. Yum’s hard work and talent did not go unnoticed as she garnered several accolades including a nomination for Misdemeanor Deputy District Attorney of the Year and Employee of the Month on several occasions.

In 2008, Ms. Yum opened up her own law practice, the Law Offices of Anna R. Yum.  For the last decade, Ms. Yum has successfully represented clients on charges ranging from serious and/or violent offenses such as rape/sexual assault, child molest, murder, attempted murder, “criminal street gang” cases, robbery, felony offenses with firearm enhancements, domestic violence with great bodily injury enhancements, etc. to lower-level offenses including driving under the influence, theft-related offenses, narcotics cases, probation violations, and much more.  Ms. Yum has successfully tried a multitude of jury and bench trials to verdict.

Many of her high-profile cases have been recognized and highlighted by the media.  Ms. Yum is also called upon and trusted by national and local news networks including, Fox News, HLN/CNN, Discover ID, KUSI, Fox 5, and many more to provide legal commentary for the top headline cases.

Ms. Yum is nationally recognized as one of the top lawyers in her field.  Specifically, Ms. Yum is a member of Super Lawyers (2016-present) and Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2015), which recognizes no more than the top 2.5% attorneys under 40 in the state of California.  She is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers for Criminal Defense, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, Nation’s Top One Percent National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015 to present), Client’s Choice Awards in 2012 to present, rating of 10.0 out of 10.0 as a Top Attorney practicing criminal defense based upon client reviews and peer endorsements, American Society of Legal Advocates 2015- Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers under 40 in the State of California, 2011 San Diego Metro Magazine Top DUI Attorneys in San Diego, and Best of the Bar in 2017 by the San Diego Business Journal.

In addition to her numerous awards and accolades, Ms. Yum is also actively involved in the San Diego legal community.  In particular, Ms. Yum is a member of San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Club, which is a highly selective and exclusive organization comprised of only the top criminal defense attorneys in San Diego.  The CDLC is extended to members by invitation only and the selection process is based upon fellow peer endorsements in the San Diego legal community.  Additionally, Ms. Yum is a member of the Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego, and the Korean American Bar Association.

Ms. Yum is licensed to practice in state and federal court in both the Southern and Central Districts of California.  She is also licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois.  For more information about attorney Anna Yum and the Law Offices of Anna R. Yum, please visit our website San Diego criminal lawyer at or call us at 619-233-4433.

Law Offices of Anna R. Yum
501 W Broadway, #700
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 233-4433

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