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Johnny T Lai

Criminal defense Attorney at Arcadia, CA

5.0   8 reviews

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About Johnny

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Johnny Lai has been a criminal defense attorney since 2001. He graduated from UCLA School of Law's Public Interest Law Program.

    22 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    25%

Attorney Johnny Lai is passionate about helping people assert and defend their Constitutional Rights, especially when being accused of a crime by the state.  As a person of color and Asian American, Attorney Johnny Lai became an attorney to help serve low income and underserved communities.  Attorney Johnny Lai graduate from UCLA Law School's Public Interest Law Program.  He received his Masters Degree from U.C. Berkeley and undergraduate degree from Pomona College in Claremont, CA.

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Licensed for 21 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Johnny T Lai
107 W Huntington Dr Ste E
Arcadia, CA, 91007

Reviews

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Posted by Tony | October 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, ethical and prompt
Mr. Lai demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and expertise. I retained his services twice and I'm very satisfied with the positive outcome. I would definitely recommend Mr. Lai to my friends and family. All the best,
Posted by Simon | July 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive, patient, and trustworthy lawyer
I am so happy that I have found the best lawyer for my traffic matter. Before this, I tried to give a call to a few lawyers including Mr. Lai. None of them responded me except Mr. Lai. He also listened patiently to my traffic matter (both on phone and in person) and explained everything in detail how I should defend my case and he handled the case like he is caring for one of his family members. Also, he always provided updated information during the process of my case. Finally, I won my case without any traffic points. I highly recommend this lawyer, Mr. Lai, to anyone who wants to win for traffic matters.
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Posted by Leigh | August 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Experienced winner who fights for a successful outcome.
Attorney Lai was very forthcoming and experienced in handling my criminal matter. He provided a proper investigation and diligently fought for my defense. He counseled me one on one and over the phone and was very efficient with his time. I am very grateful and thankful to Attorney Lai for successfully having my case dismissed and not settling for anything less. He is a master of criminal law and service. I highly recommend Attorney Johnny T. Lai.
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Posted by Monica | June 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Best of the Best
I recently was a victim of identity theft and was in a horrible situation. I needed help from a pro that would fight to clear my name! Mr. Lai did just that. I cannot express enough with words my gratitude for what he has done for me. My name is clear and free thanks to him. His prices are very affordable and he works with you. Thank you so much for all your help Mr. Lai may god bless you a million times for your dedication to your clients.
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Posted by TM | February 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great, Trustworthy Lawyer
Mr. Johnny Lai is an excellent lawyer. He always keep me updated right after he appears in court for me. I can always call him with any questions, and he gives great advice. He got me the result i wanted with my case, which was a dismissal. Very dependable and knowledgeable lawyer.
Posted by Alexis | March 9, 2015
Amazing Attorney
Johnny T Lai is an outstanding young attorney who is very knowledgeable and passionate about the law. His background in law is very strong and he is a wonderful person. I highly recommend Johnny T Lai to handle any situation in which he specializes in.
Posted by Kathy | March 5, 2015
Excellent every step of the way!
Johnny was so knowledgeable, responsive and helpful! I had choices of several attorneys and am so glad I chose Johnny Lai. He represented me professionally and was always on top of things. He is extremely available and responsive which I always appreciated. I recommend him very highly! Choose Johnny!
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2014
Dependable Lawyer
Attorney Johnny Lai did everything I expected and more to ensure justice would not be abused. Every time we walked in court or he appeared for me, I had the highest confidence in him representing me.
Response from Johnny Lai July 31, 2014
Thank you for your review!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Johnny Lai, Inc.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Johnny Lai
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Working Peoples Law Center
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Intern
  • Los Angeles Public Defender's Office
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office
  • 2001 - 2002
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Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • MA - Masters
  • 1998
  • Pomona College (Claremont)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • People v. B.N
  • Case Dismissed
  • People v. K.H.
  • Despite 0.23/0.22BAC, final result: Standard 1st; 0.15+ Enhancement Stricken
  • People v. M.M.
  • From initial 16 month prison offer, final outcome: 30 days County Jail, Reinstate probation, Standard DUI terms

Associations

  • San Gabriel Valley Lawyer Referral Service
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Secretary
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Mandarin

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Selected for membership)
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (60)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is very clear from his experience and his contributions that Mr. Lai is extremely knowledgeable and highly competent. I wouldn't hesitate recommending him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Johnny is one of the most respected lawyers in our community. He is a great advocate for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"13 years as a criminal defense attorney with part of that served as a public defender is very court experienced. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Lai. I have seen him over the years in court, practicing law. He is dedicated and professional and always has a tactic to defend his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lai is well respected by his peers in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Johnny Lai is a highly knowledgeable and competent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lai is a well respected and diligent criminal defense attorney. He zealously represents his clients, and fights until the best outcome can be achieved. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Johnny. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Johnny at UCLA School of Law on a moot court case and found him to be very intelligent, passionate about the law and a great person to be around. I strongly endorse this outstanding lawyer."
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Arcadia Criminal defense Lawyer Johnny T Lai
Johnny T Lai
Criminal defense Attorney
Arcadia, CA
Licensed for 21 years
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