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Kent Ninomiya

Business Attorney at Leander, TX

4.9   77 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kent

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Kent Ninomiya is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law, attorney, jounalist, and Internet entrepreneur who founded Ninomiya Law, PLLC to focus on the rapidly evolving area of Internet and Social Media Law. 

  • Kent's experience in mass media includes more than 20 years experience as a television news anchor and reporter in major markets including Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and San Diego.​

  • Kent's experience with the Internet includes writing more than 2,000 Internet articles, authoring several eBooks, and editing numerous informational websites concerning social media and consumer issues. He also worked on the Internet as a reviewer, critic, moderator, and topic manager.

  • Kent's legal education includes ​​a Juris Doctor magnum cum laude from St. Mary's University School of Law with legal studies at the University of Texas School of Law, University of Innsbruck in Austria, University of Paris I: Pantheon-Sorbonne through Cornell University Law School, and Beihang University in Beijing, China. ​

  • Kent holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Social Sciences with an emphasis in Political Science, History, and Mass Communications, and was a fellow of journalism ethics at the Poynter Institute.

  • ​Kent has studied law, reported the news, and lived in countries all over the world. He has traveled to more than 100 countries and all 7 continents including Antarctica.

Location

Ninomiya Law, PLLC
1640 Highland Falls Dr.
Leander, TX, 78641

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  77 customer reviews
Posted by James | March 11, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Polite and respectful
Returned my call in a day and later responded to my email. I've called about 10 attorneys and he is the only one to call me back. Thank you.
Posted by Jim Ann | March 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kent Ninomiya - Smart, Fair, and Honorable
Does the word lawyer conjure up visions of a suit standing on top of something tall screaming at you? Lawyers who bill at $400+/hr even if a paralegal does most of the work? Thank goodness none of them bothered to return my call. Recently I had to go through the legal eviction process for the first time. Being naive cost me time, stress, and my tenant turned out to be quite cunning. Kent Ninomiya not only took my call, he offered free and sound advice prior to my retaining him. He returned calls/texts/emails promptly, won my case, saved me money, billed very fairly, and I would not of made it through the process without his legal and kind support. Kent Ninomiya is not only a lawyer, journalist, and Internet entrepreneur - he is honorable. When you hire him, you get honest sound council. He is now my lawyer for life, I trust him implicitly.
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Posted by Ryan | July 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
fast and effective and a great guy
Kent helped me with a landlord situation. He was very knowledgeable. He knew what it would take right away and we got the issue resolved with 1 letter.
Posted by Bhupender | April 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quickly resolved
I am really thankful for all the legal consultation and help provided by Kent. He resolved the matter in quickest way possible.
Posted by David | January 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable, gracious and professional
I was having a difficult time understanding several aspects of business law. Kent returned my call promptly to discuss my situation. He was extremely gracious, knowledgeable and professional. I sincerely appreciated the amount of time he spent with me answering my numerous questions. He helped me tremendously. He also gave me a great sense of confidence and peace about my business situation. I would highly recommend Kent for legal services.
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Posted by Laura Rodriguez | December 17, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super responsive and effective
Kent returned my call the day I called him and offered a initial non legal "free consultation". He took the time to listen to my situation and was able to provide informative guidance about the options I had regarding my case. He seemed experienced, sharp, and honest. Will definitely hire him if I decide to take legal action.
Posted by Colby Gisclair | October 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank You
I spoke with Kent about a DTPA case and he was very honest, knowledgeable and understanding with the situation. I strongly recommend him for his services.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sharp, smart, super-helpful lawyer
1. He’s sharp. He offers a consultation to see if one is a good fit as a client for his services and grasps the details and implications of a problem quickly. If his services are not a good fit, financially or specialty-wise, he is neither arrogant, contemptuous of one’s ignorance, dismissive, nor does he leave a person high and dry with a quick “Sorry!” 2. As an attorney, even though not the right attorney for your problem, he starts outlining next steps and options to implement. Some steps and options may take your doing the work, some may take calling organizations that can help out with just a piece of the overall problem. He is blessedly helpful. He gloriously simplifies the unknotting of the problem and tells a person the next basic, most important steps to take. “This, this, and this you can do now,” says he. He also informed me of recently enacted state laws with new limits. 3. This man is kind. When one is looking at a knotty mess of a problem, he spends time telling that person what to absolutely do immediately and importantly, what not to do. His honesty is refreshing. No BS from him; just as much help and solid direction as he can give immediately to soothe the frazzled soul of a person with a lousy legal problem, not of their own making. “So, a thousand could solve this,” I say. “No, could be thousands—with an s,” says he. Then he details steps and things and options for me to work on for myself. I had not caused the problem, but it well could be a huge expense for me. He was generous with his time and didn’t have a trace of contempt or give me a quick brush-off as “not a fit for me.” 4. To sum up: He is sharp, a near-genius at getting to the heart of a problem quickly, is kind, immensely helpful, and generous beyond belief with his time and the sharing of significant legal expertise in a consultation. He’s honest about what a person can do NEXT to keep moving forward. One leaves the phone consultation (Covid days these days) calmer, infinitely wiser, and with a sense of direction. He is a credit to his profession.
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Posted by Shaylynn | September 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you Kent
Kent was quick to respond to me with a phone call the day I reached out, breaking down my situation and helping me understand my options. He was informative and personable, and the lawyer I will seek if my situation needs his services. Thanks for your help today!
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast responses at any day of the week.
Kent Ninomiya was very responsive. He often answered within the hour of my contacting him via e-mail as late as 11PM CST or even on a Sunday. He and I got to speak to each other on the first day and hour of my contacting him ~6PM. He's also very patient and comforting in his tone. I understood that I needed professional help, and that I needed a professional to handle the matter. He conveys excellent professionalism. He helped me with a matter of social media defamation at what I believe to be a reasonable rate. His responsiveness cannot be overstated. I feel as though this matter was worked through as soon as I could reach out and respond to the options that he provided for me to choose from.
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Posted by Joseph | May 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing help, great consultation
Called the number listed looking for advice on a couple situations of mine; Kent himself answered and explained clearly and in detail the paths and possible outcomes for both cases, proper courses of action, and what to expect going down the road whether or not I decide to hire lawyers for my problems. In 5 minutes he shared enough of his knowledge with me to make me feel a lot more prepared and confident in my next steps. Thank you, Kent!
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Posted by Lisa | February 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exactly what I needed
I contacted Kent about a complex real estate question. He was courteous, knowledgeable and pragmatic. I would contact Kent for future real estate needs.
Posted by Jeff | February 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Incredible help!
I had an issue with a local auto repair shop and Kent offered incredible help in a very timely manner to guide me through the process. This situation couldn't have went smoother. Thanks again Kent!
Posted by Nick | October 17, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He cares! Glad to have consulted!
I had a question dealing with my business, Kent took time to answer me and guide me in what to do. Thanks Kent!
Posted by Paul | October 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best around.
I reached out to Kent to help me settle a dispute with my former landlord regarding my deposit. Kent was extremely knowledgeable and professional when communicating with me about the case, but above all he was extremely effective in conveying the consequences to my former landlord of what was at risk to them should they not reverse course in their decision to keep my deposited funds with false claims. Kent is incredibly intelligent and a highly skilled law professional. I would definitely consult and hire Kent again if I should find myself in a situation that his services would meet my needs.
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Posted by Alexandra | May 20, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Estate/will/administration/excuator
I was denied legal representation do the conflict of interest and needed advice. While most lawyers turned me away or expected a consultation fee, Kent was more than helpful and informative. With just a phone call he set me on the right path and gave me the direction and hope I was so desperately looking for. Although he is unable to represent me due to the county in which I live in and the county in which my father's estate is being handled, I would recommend him to anyone looking for someone to be honest with them. As he was straightforward and honest with me. I really appreciate all the advice he gave me and would like to thank him again for giving me the hope and positive outlook in such a difficult time. So thank you again Kent Ninomiya. You have lifted my spirits and given me courage. I appreciate all your advice. It means more than you know.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Incredible
I was blackmailed into believing someone wasn't who they said they were after meeting on an online dating site. I unfortunately didn't contact Mr. Ninomiya in time before I sent money to the people blackmailing me. Mr. Ninomiya did ease my mind on the situation and gave valuable information on the issue. Don't wait until it's too late, contact Mr. Ninomiya as soon as possible.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome expierence.
Sometimes life can catch you unexpectedly in a compromising situation. Also unexpectedly people will try and use things against you. Kent made it easy for me to navigate through the emotions and legalities of my situation by demonstrating high emotional intelligence, and provided quality legal advice.
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kent is an asset
Kent was hired to deal with a legal case on slander and has been my guiding angel through the entire experience. We are still in the middle of defining our approach to resolving this case. However it is essential to know we are now ready for the future and I have learned a great deal from him.
Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Had a situation where a I was texting a woman who said she was 18 on a dating site, it happened to get sexual and we sent pics. Right after the woman’s father called me and I tried to blackmail me to send them money. I panicked and called an attorney online where I found Kent. This gentleman made me feel at ease and assured me this was a scam , he said don’t pay them , and cease communication, if I were to pay I would go on a “suckers” list and then it’s a real headache. Bottom line this man made me feel comfortable and told me how common it was, I appreciated his time and knowledge, if I can give more stars I would
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Texas School Of Law
  • 2023 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ninomiya Law, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Summer Associate
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Director
  • Ninomiya Media
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Editor, Topic Manager, Reviewer, Critic, Moderator, Writer
  • Demand Media
  • 2008 - 2011
  • VP of Content
  • Bellamax Media
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Managing Editor/Main Anchor
  • WICD
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Main Anchor
  • KSTP
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Weekend Anchor/Reporter
  • KCOP/KTTV
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Weekday Morning Anchor
  • KGO
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Reporter/Fill in Anchor
  • WLS
  • 1993 - 1998
  • Reporter/Fill in Anchor
  • KGTV
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Reporter/Fill in Anchor
  • KFSN
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Reporter/Fill in Anchor
  • KJEO
  • 1990 - 1990
  • Morning Anchor/Reporter
  • KIEM
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Assignment Editor/Reporter
  • WGGB
  • 1989 - 1989
  • Video Journalist
  • CNN
  • 1988 - 1988
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Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • 2015
  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2015
  • Cornell-Paris I Summer Institute of International & Comparative Law at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • 2014
  • Beihang University Institute on Chinese Law and Business
  • 2013
  • University of Innsbruck Institute on World Legal Problems
  • 2012
  • Poynter Institute
  • Fellow
  • 1996
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • Summary Judgement
  • Social Media Business Defamation
  • settlement
  • Social Media Abuse Take Down
  • Abusive content removed.

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2015 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • magna cum laude
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • 2015
  • Staff Writer Excellence Award
  • St. Mary's Law Journal
  • 2012
  • Best Brief, Section D
  • St. Mary's University
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • various
  • Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and Social Media
  • 2018
  • numerous
  • Internet Privacy: USA v. EU
  • 2018
  • numerous
  • Yelp Reviews and Defamation
  • 2017
  • multiple
  • Social Media Dangers for Children
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (32)
Endorse Kent
Business Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kent is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services."
Business Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Kent Ninomiya, Esq. is one of America's Rising Stars in the Legal Community. If you need to win you need to call him. I endorse him."
Libel and slander Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ninomiya provides excellent information to the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Internet Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ninomiya is uniquely qualified to address all your social media concerns and provide outstanding legal representation. His media background and presentation skills combine to make him an outstanding advocate. I endorse this lawyer. WM"
Internet Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Kent has impressive mass media background that spans over two decades of professional work in television network industry. He is one of the most knowledgeable social media attorney around. He is generous with his time sharing his knowledge with colleagues and those needing his thoughtful advice and guidance on Avvo."
Internet Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Kent Ninomiya is very well-versed in his areas of practice despite his recent entry into the profession. He works hard for his clients, he is agressive in court, and provides a high level of professionalism and compassion.I highly recommend this attorney."
Internet Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have read many of the responses to inquiries given by this attorney. I can say that he gives solid advice."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kent provides a valuable service by answering questions on AVVO. He is well respected in the community for his advice. I happily endorse Kent."
Business Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am consistently impressed with Kent and his knowledgeable and thoughtful advice and guidance on Avvo."
Business Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kent demonstrates an impressive command of business law issues and a concern for the welfare of clients. I am pleased to endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kent has an excellent reputation in the legal community and is an asset to Avvo."
Internet Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Younger attorneys like Kent offer a fresher perspective on the law, often have a better understanding of technological issues, and bring new energy and life to the table. Kent has answered thousands of Avvo questions and is an asset to the community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Kent. He provides a very valuable service to the community by answering AVVO questions."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Ninomiya is an expert in Internet law and a valuable contributor to the AVVO community."
Business Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ninomiya is a highly skilled and well-known attorney in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism and work ethic. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Business Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He has done a great job with his clients. Kent has my endorsement!"
Business Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ninomiya provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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