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Kazuma Sonoda, Jr. has devoted his legal career to the defense of those
accused or charged with criminal offenses. His practice has taken him
to federal and
state courts throughout Georgia.
Mr. Sonoda is known for his zealous advocacy on behalf of
every client.  Mr. Sonoda has successfully defended individuals charged
with a wide variety of offenses from minor traffic violations and drug
charges to sex crimes and violent felonies. 


Named one of Georgia's Top Young Lawyers, he also has achieved SuperLawyers Rising Star status. Mr. Sonoda has appeared in Atlanta Magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and was named one of Georgia's Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine.

Sonoda is a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense
Attorneys and a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College in
Macon, GA.  He is also an active member and on the Board of Directors
of the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association.   

Mr. Sonoda received his Juris Doctor degree in 2000 from the Emory University School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy and Spanish from Duke University where he was a member of the Chi Psi Fraternity.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
  2. Immigration: 20%

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    Eric Dunaway
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Kazuma. 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

The Sonoda Law Firm

1800 Peachtree Street, Nw, Suite 430
Atlanta, GA, 30309


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200008/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
Rising StarSuperLawyers2010
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A2000 - Present
Georgia Hispanic Bar AssociataionBoard of DirectorsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2000
Duke UniversityPublic PolicyBA1997