Celia Cho, Esq. was inspired to go to law school after consulting with an attorney about protecting creations of the mind. Having been inspired by intellectual property law, she hung up the phone and decided she would go to law school so she could help others know and protect their rights. During law school, Celia was selected to receive an intellectual property law fellowship and excelled in copyright, trademark, and patent law. She also earned membership to the Trial Advocacy Honors Board after competing in a trial competition.
Today, Celia has experience in both litigation and transactional matters, including clerking for Judge James Di Cesare of the Superior Court of California in the unlimited civil division where she worked on numerous types of cases (e.g., breach of contract, defamation, wrongful termination, harassment, personal injury, and real estate). Additionally, Celia worked on contracts, copyright, and trademark issues for Reef, a division of VF Corporation. She counsels business owners, entities, and individuals on their business, intellectual property, entertainment, and real estate matters.
Celia is dedicated to animal welfare issues and helping the community. To see more, scroll below to our Community Section.
We believe that even one act of kindness supports the community and causes a chain reaction to make our world a better place. Through the legal framework and outreach programs, we support the community.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
Celia volunteers for The HSUS as a Deputy District Leader to combat animal cruelty, such as puppy mills, factory farming, seal slaughter, dog meat trade, cosmetic testing, and wildlife trade, through state and federal legislative advocacy.
Veterans Legal Services Project
Celia volunteers for the Veterans Legal Services Project, organized by the Los Angeles County Bar Association in collaboration with U.S. Vets., to help veterans, active military personnel, and reservists resolve their legal issues.
Animal Law Guild
As Co-Chair of the Animal Law Guild Conference 2016, Celia helped bring together speakers from The Humane Society of the United States, Best Friends Animal Society, City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services, Daniel's Dream, and Found Animals. Attendees learned about pet homelessness due to the rental housing industry and its pet and breed restrictions, "vicious dog" stigma and its legislation, euthanasia in shelters, and universal microchipping.