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I have been licensed to practice law in the State of California since 1999.  I am the managing owner of Njelita Law Offices. I studied law at the University of Calabar in Nigeria, and obtained an MBA in financial management from the Middlesex University in London. I have successfully handled many cases in California Superior Courts and Courts of Appeal, where cases I handled have been published in the court’s official records.  I am active in the community, and enjoy tennis and fictional writing in my spare time.  I work passionately and aggressively in representing my clients and protecting their legal rights, while ensuring that the legal services I provide to them are pin-pointedly tailored to their finiancial circumstances. 

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Languages spoken: Igbo, English

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Appeals: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

NJELITA LAW OFFICES

Historic Central Building
436 Fourteenth St Ste 1107
Oakland, CA, 94612

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199911/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyNjelita Law Offices2007 - Present
AssociateTaylor & Goins LLP2000 - 2007
Legal AdvisorLondon Borough of Brent1993 - 1997
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alameda County Contra Costa Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Charles Houston Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Association of MBAsN/A1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wang v. BelichevaObtained summary-judgment dismissal of case against client, a real estate broker
Anderson v. OUSDObtained large jury-trial verdict for client.
East Coast Foods, Inc. v. Johnson et al.Obtained judgment of permanent injunction from federal court stopping client's competitor from continuing use of infringing trade name. Also obtained monetary compensation for client for damages resulting from infringement.
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Middlesex Business School, LondonFinancial ManagementMBA1995
Nigerian Law SchoolN/ABL1989
University of Calabar Faculty of LawN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1988