Mr. Ching’s practice focuses on commercial business and complex litigation in the federal and state courts of California and Hawai’i, primarily in the areas of real property litigation, community association and condominium law, environmental law, CUPA regulations, and employment disputes, including wrongful termination based on disability or racial discrimination, wage and hour claims, professional/fiduciary negligence, and general commercial disputes. Mr. Ching also worked as legal counsel and assistant business manager for a local union of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) in connection with utility and broadcast collective bargaining agreements under the National Labor Relations Act, as well as state and federal employment law.

Many of his matters have been successfully resolved for his clients either in private or mediated settlement or pre-trial dispositive motions; Mr. Ching’s experience also includes several bench and jury trials. Mr. Ching has represented a wide range of clients, from institutional entities such as Fannie Mae, Valero Energy Corporation, and Honolulu Federal Credit Union to local businesses, community homeowner associations, and individual clients. Mr. Ching, through programs offered by the San Francisco and Alameda Bar Association Lawyer Referral Program, for example, devotes a significant amount of his time to reduced fee matters for individual clients needing legal assistance.

Mr. Ching was born in Honolulu, Hawai’i. He received a B.A. from the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, dean’s list honoree, in 1996 and a J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2000, where he was an assistant comment editor for the Transnational Lawyer Law Journal (now, the Global Business & Development Law Journal). After a clerkship with the Honorable Melvin K. Soong, First Circuit Court, State of Hawaii, and as an associate at Alborg, Veiluva & Cannata LLP in Walnut Creek, California. In 2006, Mr. Ching was a Partner in Cannata, Ching & O’Toole LLP in San Francisco, (now known as Cannata, O’Toole, Fickes & Olsen LLP), before founding Ching & Yamamoto LLP, and then focusing on labor and employment law with a local union of the IBEW.

Mr. Ching is now returning as a Partner with Cannata, O’Toole, & Olsen LLP.

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San Francisco Office
100 Pine Street, Suite 350
San Francisco, CA 94111
Telephone: 415.409.8900

Practice Areas

  • Trial Practice
  • Commercial and Real Estate Litigation
  • Probate & Trust Litigation
  • Employment Law