I will fight for you and guide you through this dangerous and potentially devastating process.Know the law and the facts. Investigate. Most importantly, know the client whom I represent.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Unsung Hero Award||Santa Clara County Bar Association||2002|
|Solo Practitioner||Steven H. Nakano||1997 - 2013|
|Managing Partner||Nakano, Sugihara and Bocanegra||1988 - 1997|
|Managing Partner||Nakano and Sugihara||1985 - 1989|
|Deputy Public Defender||Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office||1981 - 1985|
|Special Investigator||Joint Legislative Audit Committee||1980 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Asian Pacific Bar Association of Silicon Valley||Past President||1982 - Present|
|People versus G Salinas (ficticious name)||dismissal|
|People versus Wendell Leroy||Dismissed|
|People versus Shanandoha Garcia||Defendant, Shanandoha found not guilty|
|See all legal cases|
|CAPITAL CASE SEMINAR 2005||CREATING AND USING FORENSIC ANIMATION AS DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE IN TRIAL: PEOPLE V. SHANANDOHA GARCIA||2005|
|U of San Francisco SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|Univ of California Berkeley||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1977|
|Los Altos High School||SBA President||Diploma||1973|
|The Forensic Investigation of Homicide||The Introduction of Crime Scene Reenactments as Demonstrative Evidence||2008|
|2005 Capital Case Defense Seminar||Creating and Using Forensic Animation as Demonstrative Evidence in Trial||2005|
|Treatment Provider's Conference||Law as a Spiritual Practice||2003|
|Santa Clara County Paralegal Association||crime, addiction and child molest||1996|
Posted by Lindsay
Mr. Nakano represented me in 1994 for a serious DUI involving an accident. It was a very confusing and difficult time in my life; yet, amazingly, I still look back on it all somewhat fondly and remember how much I learned from Mr. Nakano. I agree with each positive review that has been written here regarding Mr. Nakano's prowess in the courtroom, his undeniable ability to put people at ease during an intense and frightening situation, and above all, his compassion for all human beings whom he feels deserve to have a second chance (sometimes more...) and be given a way in which to make right what has been done wrong.
Mr. Nakano was much more than a lawyer. He was a warrior, a healer, a teacher and a confidante. While the circumstances of the case, the accident, the regrets and the shame broke me down, Mr. Nakano took the time to help me build myself back up. He showed the judge and the DA the young woman behind the drinking problem and kept me from a future that would not have been good for any.
Absolutely...I would recommend anyone to seek out his services if you are in need of an attorney. He is one that cares for you and fights the system on your behalf.
Posted by anonymous
I consider myself extremely blessed to have been represented by Steven Nakano. I have been represented by him in several cases, and I highly recommend him. On my last case in 2012, I was facing very serious charges, and he made miracles happen through his investigative and legal work. He was very attentive and responsive of my needs regarding my case and he was also very good at communicating with my family. I have seen other attorneys who are always late, or miss court appointments all together. Other attorneys also seem to only worry about money, not this one. Mr. Nakano really goes above and beyond for his clients. He literally accomplished what I thought to be impossible to help me with my legal matters. He even worked hand in hand with my immigration attorney to ensure my legal status in the country would not be affected. Mr. Nakano is a very trustworthy and wise individual. He is very well respected in the courtroom and he always knew how to deal with situations. While I was in custody going crazy, during one of my interviews with Mr. Nakano, he thought me some great breathing and meditation techniques which were very helpful in maintaining my sanity. In conclusion, I strongly recommend Mr. Nakano for anyone facing the unfortunate situation of having to go before a judge.
Posted by AJ
I don't have enough good things to say about Mr Nakano.
I was falsely accused of a serious crime which could have cost me my career. In my case I was up against a cop that was blatantly lying about what he was told happened, and a less than ethical DA who ignored evidence and tried to bully me into a plea deal for a crime I had not committed.
Mr Nakano put a stop to all of that at trial. He ate them alive.
It was a thing of beauty to see him in action. By the time Mr Nakano was done with them, I walked out a free man with my head held high.
Innocent until proven guilty really doesn't exist, so you better make damn sure you have a good attorney if you want to survive the modern day American judicial system.
Daniel Lofgren, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Few lawyers fit the title "counselor" as well as Steven Nakano. My personal experience with Mr. Nakano is that he will gladly and enthusiastically spend the time and effort to help and support you. For me, Mr. Nakano was a mentor when I was first beginning my career in criminal law not so long ago. He is a pillar of the criminal defense community and you could not ask for a more dedicated or experienced lawyer to represent you.
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