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Hamasaki Law is a top rated criminal defense law firm representing individuals under investigation or facing criminal prosecution in California state and federal courts. We take on the toughest cases and achieve the best possible results for our clients. We handle complex cases, from state financial, narcotics and homicide matters to federal computer crimes prosecutions, giving every client and every case individual attention. We recognize that even minor matters can have significant consequences to our clients' families and careers, so whether fighting a first-time DUI or facing a potential life sentence, we will exhaust every avenue to defend our clients' rights. If you are under investigation or charged with a crime, please call and set up a time to meet in person and discuss strategies to protect you, your famly and your career. Hamasaki Law represents individuals throughout Northern California including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Sonoma.

work Experience

Office of the Public Defender, San Francisco Jan. 1, 2009 - Jan. 1, 2009

Hamasaki Law Jan. 1, 2010 - Current

school Education

University of San Francisco School of Law - 2008
Juris Doctor


Rising Star

Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service
Justice & Diverstiy Center

Misdemeanor Trial Attorney of the Month
Office of the Public Defender, San Francisco


San Francisco Bar Association
2009 - Current

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2010 - Current

California Public Defenders Association
2010 - Current

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
2010 - Current

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
2013 - Current

Board of Directors
Asian American Bar Association
2014 - Current

American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
2014 - Current

Criminal Law & Government Investigations of the Barristers Club for the Bar Association of San Francisco
2015 - Current

Board of Directors
Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Club
2016 - Current

Board of Governors
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
2016 - Current

import_contactsPublished Works

Majority of Arrested Freeway Activists Freed Without Bail

Felony Charges For Two Alleged Attackers of White Separatists

White Separatists' Alleged Attackers Enter Their Pleas

Felony Charges Reduced to Misdemeanors for Alleged Attackers of White Separatists

Rioters Clash with Police in Streets South of UC Berkeley

Two Arrested Protesters Charged, Plead Not Guilty

News In Brief: Trial of Protesters in Riot Begins

Trial Begins for Feb. 26 Protesters

UC Berkeley Students' Hearing Continues With Testimony from Defendant

Protesters Involved in Feb. 26 Riot Found Not Guilty of All Charges

Crime or Protest? Hacking Groups Pose Nettlesome Legal Issues

Defending 'Anonymous': Lawyers For Alleged 'Hacktivists' Speak Out

Mobilizing Help for People Accused of Hacking

For Suspected Hackers, a Sense of Social Protest

Threats or payback? Activist arrested after criticizing the SFPD and its tactics on television

Charged protesters allege UCPD discrimination

Hacker's Hell: Many want to narrow the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

'Anonymous' Hackers Plead Guilty To PayPal Cyberattack

Prosecutors are using rap music to convince jurors of gang ties

Uber driver charged with vehicular manslaughter

A new California trend -- prosecuting rap

Killer or Artist? Why Rap is on Trial.

Former Uber driver charged in death of 6-year-old girl

Former Uber driver charged in girl's crosswalk death in S.F.

Distracted Driving and the Risks of Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber

Meet Tiny Doo, the rapper facing life in prison for making an album

Rap's Poetic License: Revoked

Should Body-Cam Footage Always Go Public? It's Complicated

A Lawyer Gave Us the Blunt Truth About Sandra Bland's Arrest

Sandra Bland Was Arrested Because She Failed the "Attitude Test"


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