With over fifteen years of legal experience, Joshua Kaizuka started as a Deputy Public Defender in Yolo County, then a few years as civil rights attorney, and back to criminal defense as a private attorney. He has vigorously and successfully represented well over a thousand clients in adult and juvenile criminal defense from the most minor to serious strike cases from start to finish, including jury trials over his fifteen years of experience in criminal defense. Cases Mr. Kaizuka has extensive experience include DUI defense, domestic violence, assault, drug possession/sales, and theft charges. Josh is also very experienced in cases involving mental health and/or psychological issues to defend and mitigate charges for his clients.
Josh received his bachelors in Government at Sacramento State, his J.D. from University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law with a concentration in Advocacy and awarded memberships to The Order of Barristers and The Traynor Society. In addition to being a member of the California State Bar, he is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Federal Courts for the Eastern and Northern District Courts of California.
In addition to his legal work, Josh is on the board of various non-profit organizations including Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento (ABAS), ABAS Law Foundation. He also volunteers time for the Pro Bono 1983 Panel for the U.S. Eastern District Court, judging law school competitions, guest speaking/lecturing at local colleges, mentoring law students, helping homeless organizations, and pro bono legal work involving First Amendment issues.
Josh is a member of the California Public Defender’s Association (CPDA), Criminal Attorney for Justice (CACJ), California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA), Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), National Asian Pacific American Bar Association(NAPABA), Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyers Association (AACTLA), and the Florin Japanese American Citizens League (Florin-JACL).