Claire Y. Choo is an Associate in Minami Tamaki’s Consumer and Employee Rights Group.
Ms. Choo has represented clients in a wide range of cases, such as insurance bad faith, consumer fraud, catastrophic personal injuries, and aviation-related actions. She has significant litigation experience in individual, class, and collective actions in state and federal courts across the country. Ms. Choo has also served as trial counsel in several cases—in 2016, she was second-chair in an action against the State of California which resulted in a $9.5 million total verdict for a family who suffered the wrongful death of a family member.
Ms. Choo received her undergraduate degree with a double major in Sociology and Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. During law school, Ms. Choo clerked for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the Family Violence Law Center, where she was a state-certified domestic violence counselor and legal advocate for domestic violence survivors. She also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Joyce L. Kennard (Ret.) of the California Supreme Court.
Ms. Choo is admitted to all of the federal courts in the State of California, including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Choo is an active member in several bar associations, including the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, and the Consumer Attorneys of California. She has spoken at the Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention on issues involving gender bias and equality and has been published in Forum Magazine. Ms. Choo currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area and also serves as the Vice-President of the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association.
Ms. Choo has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2013. She was also recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers in 2019.