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Chananel H Nakasaka

Chananel H Nakasaka

also known as Keila Nakasaka

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Business, Intellectual Property

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

Licensed since 1996

  1. Employment & Labor: 60%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%



Hourly ($450-650/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • No photo

    Ms. Nakasaka and I sat on opposite sides of an employment matter. We worked very well together to settle the matter expeditiously. She was very professional and had the utmost civility. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jill Hiraizumi Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Shahin Kahroba

    I have worked with Keila on several matters and in every instance, I saw firsthand how knowledgeable and proactive she is. I learned a great deal from her and I look forward to my next opportunity to work side-by-side with her.


    Shahin Kahroba Personal Injury 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