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Una Lee Jost

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Pasadena, CA

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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
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Attorney for Nonprofit Organizations and Small Businesses

"Helping you navigate today's complex legal environment."

Hi, I'm Una Lee Jost, the owner and principal attorney of Jost Legal. I believe it's in the best interests of all nonprofit organizations and small businesses to have regular access to strategic legal advice to protect you and your organization, and avoid expensive mistakes and litigation.  That's why big businesses often employ a full-time attorney on staff to serve as their General Counsel (or even an entire team of attorneys) to provide ongoing legal advice. They know that even one negative result from a lawsuit can wipe out their organization and all their time and money invested.

As a California licensed attorney since 2001, I've been employed as in-house legal counsel for a nonprofit university as well as litigator for downtown Los Angeles law firms defending public entities, big businesses, and others. Since starting my own practice in 2010, I now spend my time providing the same high quality services at accessible rates to nonprofit organizations and small businesses.  As a daughter of immigrant small business owners, I know you deserve easy access to quality legal counsel just as much as big businesses do.

Running a nonprofit organization or business is hard enough without having to also become a legal expert!  Whether it be starting up a nonprofit or small business, obtaining tax exemption status, or dealing with any one of a myriad of daily legal issues facing the organization, I've made it my mission to serve as your legal counselor and confidante in helping you navigate today's complex legal environment.

I'm honored to be entrusted with providing legal services to the talented and giving visionaries I work with, and make it a priority to provide personal attention to each of my clients, timely and dependable legal advice, and creative, results-oriented solutions. By utilizing me as your outside General Counsel to take care of the legal end of things, you'll be freed up to focus on what matters to you most - growing your organization, business, or ministry!

What I love most about my job: Coming alongside visionaries and helping them structure the legal framework to enable them to focus on pursuing their passions.

Please feel free to contact me today to schedule an initial consultation. I'm happy to connect with you to learn about your legal needs, determine how I may be of service to you, and provide you with a customized proposal.


Jost Legal
530 South Lake Avenue #274
Pasadena, CA, 91101-3515

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  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney & Counselor-at-Law
  • Jost Legal
  • 2010 - Present
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hurrell Cantrall, LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stone & Hiles, LLP
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Paid Law Clerk
  • California Department of Justice
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Paid Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice
  • 1999 - 1999
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  • Northwestern University
  • Certificate
  • 2010
  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • J.D.
  • 2001
  • University of California - Riverside
  • B.A.
  • 1998


  • National Lawyers Guild (Los Angeles chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • California Association of Nonprofits
  • Associate Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Election Justice USA
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Legal Voices for Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic
  • Soprano Member
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles
  • Board Member, Officer
  • 2011 - 2019
  • Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R)
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Associate Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Taiwanese American Lawyers Association
  • Board Member, Officer
  • 2004 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • Taiwanese
  • Mandarin

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List
  • Loyola Law School
  • 2001
  • Articles Editor
  • Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
  • 2000
  • Summer Public Interest Employment Program Award
  • Public Interest Law Foundation
  • 2000
  • Hobbs Trial Advocacy Clinic
  • Loyola Law School
  • 2000
  • Summer Public Interest Employment Program Award
  • Public Interest Law Foundation
  • 1999
  • Gluck Music Fellowship
  • University of California at Riverside
  • 1996
  • Chancellor's Music Performance Award
  • University of California at Riverside
  • 1994
  • UC Regent's Scholarship
  • University of California at Riverside
  • 1993
  • University Honors Program Residential Fellowship
  • University of California at Riverside
  • 1993
  • Scholarship Benefit Concert Artist
  • Music Teachers' Association of California
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker for law summer intern program
  • Small Business Startup 101
  • 2014
  • Annual Law Day for the community
  • Landlord-Tenant Seminar
  • 2004
  • Preview weekend for pre-law students
  • Being On Law Review
  • 2002
  • Monthly luncheon speaker for law students
  • What It's Really Like Practicing Law
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Friend
"Una has a thorough understanding of the law, a depth of experience and an ability to clearly explain difficult legal concepts to clients. Her patience with clients and attention to details are second to none. I have never hesitated recommending Una to friends and clients who needed help in her area of practice."
General practice Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Una is an intelligent, thoughtful and caring person. She is a pleasure to work with. She brings sensitivity and caring to the practice of law."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Una since law school. We worked together at the same firm after law school. She is a good attorney, a hard worker, a kind person, and fierce advocate. Although she is also my friend, I endorse her based on my professional experience with her."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the privilege of hiring Una when I ran a Christian School. She did a fantastic job and if I were at that school, I'd hire her again. She did a great job."
General practice Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Una Lee Jost because she is an extremely capable, intelligent, and ethical lawyer. Una puts forth more than 100% in everything that she takes on and will always go the extra mile for her clients. She is very well respected and liked by her peers."
Business Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Pasadena Contracts and agreements Lawyer Una Lee Jost
Una Lee Jost
Contracts and agreements Attorney
Pasadena, CA
Licensed for 22 years