About Us

Large Firm Expertise, Small Firm Service

Minami Tamaki LLP is a San Francisco-based law firm serving clients in the areas of Consumer and Employment Rights, Corporate and Nonprofit Counseling, Immigration, Personal Injury, and Entertainment. Our attorneys serve clients by applying award-winning legal expertise, competitive rates, and personalized service. Our attorneys have won historic and precedent-setting legal cases, and have served as leaders in their respective areas of the law.

Our attorneys have been recognized as “Super Lawyers,” named to the Top 500 lawyers in the country list by LawDragon magazine, as some of the best attorneys in the Bay Area by Bay Area Lawyer Magazine, and as the inaugural Asian Pacific American Law Firm of the Year by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Contact us today!

RECOGNITION OF RESULTS

Our firm’s work has been spotlighted in national, local, and legal media, including The New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, 60 Minutes, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox, Court TV, Daily Journal, and The Recorder.

COMMUNITY LEADERS

Partners have served as presidents or chairs of the Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Workplace Fairness, the California Attorney General’s Asian Pacific Advisory Committee, the federal Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, Chinese for Affirmative Action, and the Asian Pacific Bar of California.

FOUR DECADES OF EXPERIENCE

The firm was established in 1974, and in keeping with our roots as a minority-owned firm, we are committed to the improvement of our communities, country and world by working with integrity for justice, equality and community every day. Since starting our practice with three attorneys, we have grown to more than a dozen attorneys with in San Francisco.

What We Do

Our Practices

Consumer & Employee Rights

Our Consumer & Employee Rights Group litigates class actions and individual cases on behalf of consumers, investors, and employees who have been harmed by illegal or unfair business or employment practices. Our attorneys have a sterling record of success representing tens of thousands of individuals in class action and individual cases. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients. Learn more.

Business & Nonprofit Counseling

Clients of Minami Tamaki count on the firm’s business lawyers to provide practical, effective counseling on the issues they face every day. From start-ups in the early stages of development to non-profit organizations with hundreds of millions of dollars under endowment, the Business Practice Group has experience counseling management on a wide array of subject matters. Learn more.

Immigration

The Immigration Practice Group of Minami Tamaki LLP offers expertise in a broad array of immigration services. We routinely assist employers and employees, nation-wide, in obtaining temporary and permanent employment-based visas. And, just as often, we help individual clients to secure family-based immigration status through marriage or other qualifying family relationships. Learn more.

Personal Injury

The attorneys in Minami Tamaki’s Personal Injury Practice Group fight for the rights of people who are injured or have suffered the loss of loved ones due to the carelessness of others. We use a team approach which brings all of the resources of our practice group to bear on our cases. This has allowed us to recover multi-million dollar settlements and large verdicts for our clients. Learn more.

Our attorneys have been recognized as “Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics magazine, named to the Top 500 lawyers in the country list by LawDragon magazine, as some of the best attorneys in the Bay Area by Bay Area Lawyer Magazine, and as the inaugural Asian Pacific American Law Firm of the Year by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

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Partners have served as presidents or chairs of the Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Workplace Fairness, the California Attorney General’s Asian Pacific Advisory Committee, the federal Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, Chinese for Affirmative Action, and the Asian Pacific Bar of California.

Meet Some of Our Attorneys

Attorney Spotlight

Lisa P. Mak

Lisa P. Mak

Consumer & Employment
Lisa Mak’s practice includes employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, contract claims, and labor code violations. She is experienced in litigation, from pre-litigation negotiations to trials and appeals. [+]
Seema Bhatt

Seema Bhatt

Personal Injury
Seema Bhatt represents those who have been injured through the negligence of others through auto accidents, slips and falls, defective products, medical malpractice, pedestrian accidents, and in other unfortunate situations. [+]
Donald Tamaki

Donald Tamaki

Corporate/Nonprofit
Don Tamaki specializes in providing value-driven legal counsel to entrepreneurs, privately-held companies, and nonprofit corporations, with special focus on commercial leasing, corporate governance and  other business transactions. [+]
Olivia S. Lee

Olivia S. Lee

Immigration
Olivia Lee advises clients on immigration matters related to all stages of the startup process, including pre-formation, seed funding, accelerator/incubator programs, early and late stage, acquisitions and mergers, and public offering. [+]

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