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Juanita Kay

Criminal defense Attorney at Bellflower, CA

5.0   11 reviews

About Juanita

Learn Juanita’s areas of practice.

Attorney Juanita Kay focuses her practice in the area of criminal defense. She represents clients on felony and misdemeanor cases throughout all criminal courts in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Juanita Kay is licensed to practice law in all state courts and in the Central District of California. She has handled hundreds of cases. Some of the cases she handles are: driving under the influence, drug cases, assault and battery, sexual battery, petty theft, burglary, hit and run, and domestic violence, child molestation. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Ms. Kay grew up in Los Angeles, California and received her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA in 2006, where she majored in Sociology. While at UCLA, in addition to juggling a full course load, Juanita also found the time to volunteer at various Los Angeles County courthouses for the purposes of assisting self-represented litigants regarding family law issues such as child support and custody. She also conducted attorney facilitated divorce workshops in Spanish and worked with victims of Domestic Violence. After volunteering for over 400 hours and helping people through the legal process, Juanita realized that she wanted to be the kind of attorney who could help people when faced with a legal problem.

With that vision in mind, Ms. Kay enrolled into law school and earned her law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark in 2010. During law school, she earned a specialized certificate in the field of Criminal Law and Procedure, which recognized her concentration in the area of criminal law.

In pursuit of more hands on experience, in 2009, Ms. Kay worked at the Multnomah County District Attorney’s, in Portland, Oregon, as a certified law student working on the trial team. While there, she took several misdemeanor cases to trial which allowed her to gain first hand experience of the different stages of court proceedings and learn the ins and outs of a criminal trial, from the perspective of the prosecution. All of her cases required her to work with police officers in investigations and prepare witnesses for trial. She also engaged in extensive negotiations with defense attorneys arranging plea agreements, argued several motions regarding evidentiary issues, and represented the state in probation violation hearings and restitution hearings. For Ms. Kay, working in the courtroom was a turning point in her career because that is when she developed a sense of passion and developed new enthusiasm for criminal law and the justice system.

Despite this above, after successfully passing the Bar, Ms. Kay did not enter the field of criminal law. Instead she was offered an associate position at one of the largest firms in Los Angeles in the area of Workers Compensation Defense. Too good of opportunity to turn down, Ms. Kay accepted a position as a workers compensation defense attorney and zealously defended insurance carriers, large corporations and employers. However, she quickly realized that practicing workers compensation law did not incite a passion and excitement as practicing criminal law. Ms. Kay’s passion lay in the courtroom advocating for those who need it most of all. Impassioned about the pursuit of criminal justice, Ms. Kay made the best decision of her life and re-entered the profession of criminal law.

However, unlike her career in law school, Juanita knew that she belonged on the side of the accused and those in need of help. Since then, she has worked as a zealous defense attorney. She is always well prepared and will fight to get each client the best possible result. When people ask Juanita how she ended up in the field of criminal defense, she tells them, “ You know, it’s the last thing I thought I would be doing. But as it turns out, I couldn't be more passionate about what I do and I couldn't see myself doing anything else other than this!”

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Licensed for 11 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 09/09/2022

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

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The Kay Law Firm
17138 Bellflower Blvd. Suite 202
Bellflower, CA, 90706

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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney
Juanita was my attorney, she is professional she would not settle for what the district attorney was trying to do to me. Seriously I would recommend her to anyone she is a 10 out of 10
Posted by Eric Gomez | November 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Delivered results!
I had several cases to worry about and was recommended to Juanita Kay. She and her office were professional and friendly right from the start. They always kept me updated with any changes in my case (which were quite frequent due to covid related court closures). In the end, she delivered results that were well beyond my expectations. Can't recommend her services enough. Thank you!!
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Posted by Cindy | August 22, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer
I highly recommend Juanita Kay. She is professional yet personable. She makes you feel at ease about your case and will give you all the facts you need to know. She goes the extra step in anyway she can. I definitely would use her again if I needed to.
Posted by PLUTARCO | September 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND
MY NAME PLUTARCO, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ATTORNEY JUANITA KAY, GRATEFUL FOR HER AND HER EXCELLENT TEAM. I HAD AN ORDER FOR DEPORTATION, AND HER AND HER TEAM HELPED CHANGE MY FELONY CHARGE FOR A LESSER CHARGE AND THAT HAS HELPED STOP THE ORDER OF DEPORTATION AND I WAS ABLE TO STAY IN THE UNITED STATES WITH MY FAMILY, THATS WHY I RECOMMEND MS. KAY FOR HER EXCELLENT WORK AND ALWAYS KEEPING ME UPDATED ON MY CASE.
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Posted by Varna Dilshan Senarathgoda | July 29, 2016
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Simply the Best!!!
Juanita Kay is an exceptional lawyer, she shows tremendous professionalism in how she gets your case resolved, and with how she interacts with her clients. She is always just a phone call or email away and responds to any questions or inquiries you may have. She helped my get my DUI case resolved. It was my first offense, so I had no idea how the process worked and was quite stressed about it. Juanita was extremely patient and helpful in explaining everything and I truly felt like "SHE HAD MY BACK" through out the whole process. She represents you well, and working with her was one of the most comforting experiences I've ever had with a lawyer representing me. She is simply the best!!!
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Posted by Keith Carr | June 17, 2016
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Juanita helped me to resolve my case and get a dismissal she is excellent i cant say enough about her professionalism iam glad i had her represent me
Posted by Gary | June 14, 2016
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Extremely Difficult Divorce Allegedly turned Criminal
Hi, I recently was acquitted from some false charges brought on by my ex wife during a 3year divorce from a 2 year marriage. I hired Mrs. Kay to represent me in what turned out to be a year long criminal case. I'm very happy with the work ethic of Mrs. Kay. She went beyond the call by actually meeting me at the site of the alleged incident. Spending time taking photos,measuring out distances and preparing for my defense. This was far more attention to the details than I had received from my divorce attorney. I highly recommend Mrs. Kay she id a professional in every sense of the word and she puts her clients best interest in her for front of efforts. Brgds, Gary
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Posted by Fred | April 21, 2016
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Simply Amazing!
I called Ms. Kay for legal advise and she game me a free consultation which helped me out in the end. Because of her advise, there was no need to hire an Attorney. But If I ever do need one I will go to her. She is great, honest, and highly recommend!
Posted by Connor | February 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience! Happy with the results!
Juanita was very thoughtful and proficient through-out the entire court process! It was my second offense for a DUI and Juanita did a excellent job handling my case and getting a reduced sentence for me. I would highly recommend her to anyone who has just received a DUI.
Posted by Elias Bautista | January 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Will forever be indepted for the excellent service provide by Juanita
I was charged with a Dui witch put my legal status in in jeopardy aswell my life goals and Dreams of obtaining my citizenship and building my own construction but thanks to the excellent, professional and hard work provided by Juanita i was able to drop the Dui for the lesser charge of wet reckless and avoided loosening everything I had worked so hard for. I would recomend her services to my friends and family knowing they will be represented by a trustworthy juanita ...
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Posted by Nayeli | December 24, 2015
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THIS LAWYER FIGHTS FOR YOU!
My father was arrested for a 2nd DUI, hit and run and driving on a suspended more than 10 years ago. Because he is undocumented and does not speak English, he feared to appear in court, and consequently a warrant issued. When we hired the Law Offices of Earl Carter, Gloria Duran immediately called us and introduced herself. She was very informative and assured us the warrant would be removed. They very next day the warrant was removed. But, we were terrified when, attorney Juanita Kay called us and said the offer to resolve the case was 180 days in jail. She said, don't worry and that she would try to get this case dismissed, but that she would need some time to do that. A few months later, Ms. Juanita called us and told us that WE WON, and that the case was being dismissed on grounds that the Prosecutor failed to prosecute my father timely!!! The time we spent waiting for results was well worth it. This Law Office is the best, including the other Male attorney, Glen, who we spoke to when Ms. Juanita was not available. I would definitely recommend this firm!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
  • Law Office of Juanita Kay
  • 2016 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Earl Carter & Associates
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Defense Attorney
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • DUI DISMISSED
  • Wet Reckless
  • ILLEGAL POLICE SEARCH
  • Case dismissed
  • FALSELY ACCUSED
  • Case dismissed

Associations

  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Honors
  • UCLA
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Straight From The Streets Radio Show
  • DUI From A Defense Perspective
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (27)
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Juanita Kay without hesitation. Juanita is well respected by both sides as an ethical and smart advocate. She is both professional and personable. She is a credit to our legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Juanita is an excellent criminal defense attorney. She is a fierce advocate for her clients and always goes the extra mile for them. She's the kind of criminal defense attorney that you want on your side. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Juanita is a thoughtful and intelligent attorney who vigorously represents the interests of her clients. I am proud to call her a colleague and friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Juanita is a highly qualified lawyer who is honest and a zealous advocate. She is knowledgeable about all aspects of criminal defense. I endorse Juanita!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Friend
"Juanita is a well know and respected attorney in Orange County, California. She is well received by the courts and simultaneously zealously defends her clients. I personally vouch for her trustworthiness. She is dedication to the practice of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Juanita is a rising star in our legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Juanita is a fighter and you'll be lucky to have her on your side. She is not intimidated by any prosecutor, Judge or case. She will go to bat for her clients until they receive the best possible outcome!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jaunita has an exceptional work ethic and can think of her feet--delivering results to her clients that resolves their legal matters efficiently. When I have clients with criminal law needs, Juanita is the first on my referral list."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Kay has continuously surprised me with her work ethic. She is an excellent defense attorney who advocates aggressively for her clients. Her reputation throughout the local legal community is exemplary."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Juanita Kay is outstanding criminal defense attorney. Her experience and constant presence in the courtroom lend to her positive results. She listens to her clients' needs and takes every case seriously."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Outstanding work ethic and in her young career has secured numerous sweetheart plea bargains and dismissals."
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Bellflower Criminal defense Lawyer Juanita Kay
Juanita Kay
Criminal defense Attorney
Bellflower, CA
Licensed for 11 years