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Johnny T Lai

Johnny T Lai

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

Attorney Johnny Lai is passionate about helping people assert and defend their Constitutional Rights, especially when being accused of a crime by the state.  As a person of color and Asian American, Attorney Johnny Lai became an attorney to help serve low income and underserved communities.  Attorney Johnny Lai graduate from UCLA Law School's Public Interest Law Program.  He received his Masters Degree from U.C. Berkeley and undergraduate degree from Pomona College in Claremont, CA.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, Mandarin

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    14 years
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Thomas Sung Hong

    I worked with Johnny at UCLA School of Law on a moot court case and found him to be very intelligent, passionate about the law and a great person to be around. I strongly endorse this outstanding lawyer.


    Thomas Hong Government Contracts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Johnny. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

107 W Huntington Dr Ste E
Arcadia, CA, 91007



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Selected for membership)National Trial Lawyers2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Johnny Lai, Inc.2010 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Johnny Lai2003 - 2010
AttorneyWorking Peoples Law Center2002 - 2003
InternLos Angeles Public Defender's Office2001 - 2001
Deputy Public DefenderLos Angeles County Public Defender's Office2001 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Gabriel Valley Lawyer Referral ServiceMember2010 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionSecretaryN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. K.H.Despite 0.23/0.22BAC, final result: Standard 1st; 0.15+ Enhancement Stricken
People v. B.NCase Dismissed
People v. M.M.From initial 16 month prison offer, final outcome: 30 days County Jail, Reinstate probation, Standard DUI terms

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of California - BerkeleyPublic PolicyMA - Masters1998
Pomona College (Claremont)American Studies and HumanitiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
City of Arcadia Law DayFree Legal Advice2015