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Chananel H Nakasaka

Chananel H Nakasaka

also known as Keila Nakasaka

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About Me

Ms. Nakasaka is a Pro Employer/ Pro Business attorney.  She has been an entrepreneur for over 27 years, and an attorney since December of 1996.  She has extensive real estate investing experience, and has been actively involved in multi-million dollar real estate development projects.


Her initial experience as an attorney has been in intellectual property law.  Ms. Nakasaka has consulted innumerable businesses with trademark; trade secrets; and copyrights.  She has also assisted start-up businesses with everything from business plans to obtaining funding from angel investors as well as venture capitalists.  


In November of 2004, Ms. Nakasaka, with the assistance of co-counsel, argued and submitted to theUnited States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit regarding a complex trademark infringement case in which there was a successful jury verdict of $5.9 million.  That argument became a published opinion: Watec Co., Ltd. v. Liu, 403 F. 3d 645 - Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit 2005


Ms. Nakasaka believes in pragmatic approaches to complex issues.  She considers resolving matters expeditiously and amicably to the extent possible.  She understands that litigations are costly and can be mentally taxing to the client; and she resorts to litigation only after careful consideration that it is in the best interest of the client.



Languages Spoken: English, Japanese

Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Business: 15%
  4. Employment & Labor: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Hourly ($450-650/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Francis John Cowhig

    Ms. Nakasaka is highly respected within the legal community, and I am happy to recommend her to anyone needing an attorney.


    Francis Cowhig Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    I had the opportunity to work directly with Attorney Nakasaka on a litigated civil matter. She is efficient, reliable, competent and a friendly attorney with whom I was able to achieve a settlement on a very difficult case. She worked wonders on my case and could probably achieve great results on your case.


    John Mitchell Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

C Keila Nakasaka

703 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of AppreciationLos Angeles Superior Court2009
Certificate of AppreciationLos Angeles Superior Court2008
Certificate of AppreciationLos Angeles Superior Court2007
Certificate of AppreciationLos Angeles Superior Court2006
Certificate of AppreciationBet Tzedek Legal Services2001
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney1554 Law Group1996 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Toastmasters InternationalArea Governor2009 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Watec Co. Ltd. v. Watec Company AmericaJury verdict of $5.9 million
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Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Toastmasters InternationalCriminal Defense2010
Small Business AdministrationEntity Formation2000