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George Isao Kita

Practice areas:

Juvenile, Criminal Defense

About Me

Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Juvenile: 55%
    24 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
    24 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

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    George Kita is one of the most experienced, intelligent and aggressive lawyers that I have had the pleasure of working with in court. His preparation and dedication to the client is unrivaled. If I were seeking a criminal defense attorney, I would not hesitate to retain George to defend me.

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    Glenn Auletta
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Okorie Okorocha

    Mr. Kita is a Top Notch DUI defense attorney who I often go to for advice.

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    Okorie Okorocha DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

George I. Kita Attorney

18000 Studebaker Rd. Suite 700
Cerritos, CA, 90703

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199105/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers memberNational Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers2014
"Empowering Our Community, Igniting a Passion for Justice"PSW JACL (Civil Rights Organization)2014
JACL Pacific Southwest Chapter HonoreeCalifornia State Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi2014
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Top 100 Criminal Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Los Angeles County Probation Department AwardLos Angeles County Probation Department2013
Italian Stone Pine Living Tree from Los Padrinos Juvenile HallLos Padrinos Juvenile Hall2010
Sports Cap from Storm Girls Softball TeamLos Padrinos Juvenile Hall2009
Desk Clock Award from Los Padrinos Juvenile HallLos Padrinos Juvenile Hall2008
Crystal Paperweight AwardLos Padrinos Juvenile Hall2007
City of Los Angeles Congratulations CertificateLos Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa2006
California Legislature Assembly Certificate of RecognitionAssemblyman Dennis Mounjoy, 59th Assembly District2006
California State Senate Certificate of RecognitionCalifornia State Senator Bob Margett2005
City of Los Angeles CommendationLos Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn2005
California Legislature Assembly Certificate of RecognitionAssemblywoman Diane Martinez, 49th Assembly District1994
California Legislature Assembly Certificate of RecognitionAssemblymember Louis Caldera, 46th Assembly District1994
U.S. House of Representatives Certicate of RecognitionU.S. Congressman Xavier Becerra, 30th Congressional District1994
California Legislature Assembly ResolutionHonorable Richard Polanco, Assembly member 45th Assembly District1994
California State Senate Certificate of RecognitionCalifornia State Senator Art Torres1994
U.S. Congress Certificate of RecognitionCongressman David Drier1994
Certificate of AppreciationCalifornia State Court of Appeals1990
California State Legislature Certificate of RecognitionState Senator Art Torres1988
California State Legislature Certificate of RecognitionState Senator Joseph Montoya1988
Criminal Justice Leadership Award California Contract CitiesCalifornia Contract Cities Association that represent 72 cities that contract for Sheriff Services1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyWorked 23 Years as licensed attorney1991 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Juvenile Defender Center,Member2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1991 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Juvenile Fitness Hearing CaseCourt declared client "factually innocent."
United States of America v. DClients federal case dropped
Child MolestationEntire case dismissed

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Aspatore Books, A Thompson Reuters Business.Protecting the Future of Juvenile Clients2011
Published OpinionSimmons vs. City of Pasadena1996

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawN/A1991
California State UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Los Padrinos Court Awards LuncheonEvent Organizer and Emcee of Los Angeles County Public Defenders "100th Anniversary", & 47th year Anniversary of In re Gault2014
Retirement luncheon at the Los Angeles Superior CourtSpeaker at Retirement Luncheon for Court Bailiff Bob Meredith. Deputy Meredith served with distinction for 30 years and he created the speaker series at the Los Padrinos Juvenile Court. He single handedly transformed the lives of thousands of youth.2013
Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court staff on February 6, 20132013
Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department on March 27, 20132013
Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited speaker by LA County Sheriffs Department on March 20, 20132013
Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited Speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department on February 27, 20132013
Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited Speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court Staff on February 20, 20132013
Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court staff on February 13, 20132013
Los Angeles Superior Court retirement luncheonSpeaker at retirement luncheon for Deputy Sheriff Peter Mack on March 21, 20132013
Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court staff on December 12, 20122012
Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court staff on August 8, 20122012
Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited Speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court Staff on June 18, 20122012
Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court Staff on May 23, 20122012
Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Court Staff to speak to youth offenders facing juvenile court on February 6, 20122012
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile Court in Downey, CaliforniaInvited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Court staff to speak at Los Padrinos Juvenile Court on July 25, 20122012
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile Court in Downey, CaliforniaInvited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Court Staff to speak to youth facing delinquency cases on January 30, 2012.2012
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court staff on November 19, 20122012
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court staff on September 5, 20122012
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited Speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court staff on June 4, 20122012
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Court Staff to speak to youth facing juvenile court on April 30, 20122012
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court staff to speak to youth facing juvenile court on March 28, 20122012
Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court staff to speak to children at Los Padrinos Juvenile Court on August 15, 20112011
Los Angeles County Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court staff to speak to children on July 13, 20112011
Los Angeles County Superior Court - Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited Speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court staff to speak to children on June 29, 20112011
Los Angeles County Superior Court - Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court staff to speak to children on June 13, 20112011
Los Angeles County Superior Court - Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court Staff to speak to children on June 8, 20112011
Los Angeles County Superior Court - Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited Speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court staff to speak to children on May 25, 20112011
Los Angeles County Superior Court - Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited Speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Court Staff to speak to children May 16, 20112011
Los Angeles County Superior Court - Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited Speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Court staff to speak to children May 9, 20112011
Los Angeles County Superior Court - Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtInvited Speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Court staff to do presentation to children April 27, 20112011
Los Angeles County Superior Court - Los Padrinos Juvenile CourtMr. Kita was invited speaker by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Court staff to speak to children March 14, 20112011
Los Angeles County Probation DepartmentInvited Speaker by Los Angeles County Probation Department, Camp Scott in the City of Santa Clarita on July 9, 20112011
Los Angeles County Probation DepartmentInvited Speaker by Los Angeles County Probation Department, Camp Scutter in the city of Santa Clarita to do presentation to Probation Employees on July 9, 20112011
Los Angeles County Probation DepartmentMr. Kita was an invited speaker by the Los Angeles County Probation to lead a parent workshop at Camp Rocky in the City of San Dimas.2010
Los Angeles County Probation DepartmentMr. Kita was an invited speaker by the Los Angeles County Probation Department Headquarters to speak at Camp Afflerbaugh for a parent workshop for children housed at Camp Page and Camp Afflerbaugh in the City of LaVerne.2010
City of Glendale Youth & Family Services Juvenile Court System Parent WorkshopMr. Kita was an invited speaker by the City of Glendale to discuss the juvenile court system. The process of a juvenile delinquency case, Rights for children, Sealing Juvenile Records, What to do if your child has been arrested.2010
SEIU Local 721, Southern California Public Service WorkersMr.Kita and the Deputy in Charge from the Pomona Juvenile Public Defenders Office were both invited speakers to speak about Expunging Adult Criminal Records and Sealing Juvenile Records2009
KWHY Channel 22 Guest Speaker on Juvenile LawMr. Kita was an invited guest on television to discuss Juveniles Charged with Sexting2009
Alliance for Childrens Rights, has helped more than 50,000 children throughout Los Angeles CountyMr. Kita was an invited speaker to discuss Sealing Juvenile Records to the prominent nonprofit group, Alliance for Childrens Rights in Los Angeles, California.2008
Police Officers, Deputy Sheriffs, School PoliceMr. Kita was an invited speaker to discuss Writing Effective Police Reports for a POST Certifed Class for law enforcement.1998