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Joshua Kaizuka

About Me

Do you have questions?  If so, call for a confidential free consultation.  DUI, Criminal and Professional License Defense Lawyer with extensive experience and knowledge.  Litigation includes  jury trials, motions to dismiss for speedy trial violations and unlawful searches, as well as writs and appeals.  Direct and to the point assesement of cases and what can or cannot be done.  Reasonable rates and more than willing to litigate, but most importantly, work towards goals for the client or better depending on the facts and evidence of the case.

I have a Sacramento area law office serving Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, and Solano counties as well as a law office in Stockton serving San Joaquin County.


Languages Spoken: English, Japanese

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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    14 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    14 years



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

35 total 

  • Aryeh Leichter

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  • Jon-Paul Valcarenghi

    I have known Josh for many years, I have worked with him and I have seen him appearing in court. I recommend him to anyone who needs a skilled, tenacious and thoughtful criminal defense or DUI attorney.


    Jon-Paul Valcarenghi Administrative Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Joshua Kaizuka

2530 J Street, Suite 320
Sacramento, CA, 95816

821 N. El Dorado Street
Stockton, CA, 95202




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Qualified to Administer Standardized Field Sobriety TestsLa Pier & Associates2013
HonoreeAsian/Pacific American Law Student Association, McGeorge School of Law2004
Senate Resolution for Public ServiceState of California Senate2003
County Team Award 2003Yolo County2003
Membership for Acedemic ExcellenceThe Traynor Society, UOP McGeorge School of Law2000
Membership for Excellence in AdvocacyThe Order of Barristers, UOP McGeorge School of Law2000
Certificate of AppreciationMiddle Eastern Cultural Association, California State University Sacramento1999
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Joshua Kaizuka2013 - Present
ProfessorLorenzo Patino School Of Law2012 - 2013
AttorneyPrivate Criminal Defense Firm2010 - 2013
AssociateLaw Office of Mark Merin2007 - 2009
Deputy Public DefenderYolo County Public Defender's Office2001 - 2007
Legal InternYolo County Public Defender's Office2000 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2015 - Present
Florin Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)Member2014 - Present
Asian Pacific Bar Association of SacramentoPresident2014 - 2014
Sacramento County Bar AssociationBoard Member2014 - 2014
Florin JACLCivil Rights Co-Chair2014 - Present
Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Asian Pacific Bar Association of SacramentoPresident-Elect2013 - 2013
Sacramento County Bar AssociationChair, Court Issues Committee2012 - 2013
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Asian Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento Law FoundationBoard Member2012 - Present
Asian Pacific Bar Association of SacramentoBoard Member2009 - Present
Asian Pacific Bar Association of SacramentoAdvocacy and Issues Committee2009 - Present
Asian Pacific Bar Association of SacramentoChair, Advocacy and Issues Committee2009 - 2014
Sacramento County Bar Association, Constitutional Law and Civil Rights SectionChair2008 - 2009
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
National Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of California1983 Pro Bono Panel2007 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionMember2005 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2001 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. Orihuela 122 Cal. App. 4th 70Trial Court Reversed
People ex rel. Reisig v. Acuna, 182 Cal. App. 4th 866The court reversed the trial court's order as to the injunction's controlled substances and alcohol restrictions, but affirmed the order in all other respects.
In re Sergio Garcia, Amicus on behalf of Asian/Pacific Bar Assoc. of Sacramento and La Raza Lawyers of SacramentoThe Committee's motion to admit the applicant to the State Bar was granted.
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Publication NameTitleDate
Nota Bene (Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento)Jerry Chong to Receive Ellis Island Medal of Honor2013
Nota Bene (Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento)A C i v i c s E x p e r i e n c e — M a n z a n a r2013
Nota Bene (Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento)Update on In Re Sergio Garcia2013
Nota Bene (Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento)Court Budget Cuts—Hype or Dire Straits?2012
Nota Bene (Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento)Issues and Advocacy Corner2012
Nota Bene (Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento)Judges, Prosecutors, Defense Lawyers, Consumer Advocates Rally in Sacramento June 13 to Protect Accessto 'Justice' in the Face of Draconian Budget Cuts2012
Nota Bene (Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento)Does the California Supreme Court Reign Supreme on Bar Admissions?2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge SOL Univ of the PacificAdvocacyJD - Juris Doctor2000
California St Univ SacramentoGovernmentundergraduate1997
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Online News Intern TrainingBasic Criminal Process2015
UC Davis APALSA Culture WeekCareer Panel2014
2014 Criminal Law 101Cross Examination2014
Guest Speaker Alliant International UniversityMental Health and Criminal Law2013
NLG Far West Regional ConferenceCriminal Defense Strategies for Defending Occupy Protesters2012
Woodland Community College Classroom presentationBeing a Public Defender and Legal Job Opportunities2007
Cal State Sacramento Class presentationJuvenile Law2007
UOP McGeorge School of Law Intern Field Placement Training Program at the State CapitolIntern Field Placement Training Program2005