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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.

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Our attorneys serve clients by applying award-winning legal expertise, competitive rates, and personalized service.

Minami Tamaki LLP was named as one of California’s Top Ranked Law Firms by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Our firm is one of only 222 law firms in California – out of nearly 43,000 considered – to receive this recognition. Only 32 firms in San Francisco made the list.

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.

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.

Minami Tamaki LLP combines small firm service with large firm legal expertise. Our attorneys have won historic and precedent-setting legal cases, and have served as leaders in their respective areas of the law.

Our notable legal cases include:

  • The successful reopening of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of Korematsu v. the United States (overturning Fred Korematsu’s criminal conviction for refusing government exclusion orders aimed at Japanese Americans during WWII based on the prosecution’s misrepresentations and falsified evidence presented to the United States Supreme Court in 1944) that led to reparations for interned Japanese Americans;
  • A class-action lawsuit against TV and LCD panel manufacturers in Asia for overcharging their customers resulting in the largest ($1.05 billion) antitrust monetary recovery in history for consumers;
  • The Popov vs. Hayashi case (dispute over Barry Bonds’ record- breaking 73rd home run ball);
  • Demmons vs. City and County of San Francisco (class action that desegregated the San Francisco Fire Department);
  • Donnelly vs. U.S. Department of Agriculture (class action on behalf of women against sexual harassment in the U.S. Forest Service).

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.

Our attorneys currently serve as, or have been, members of the board of directors or board of advisors of the American Immigration Council, National Employment Lawyers Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Asian Law Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Outreach, the Japanese American Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley, the Glide Foundation, Kimochi, Inc., the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation and the Japanese American National Museum, and many other organizations.

Minami Tamaki LLP attorneys are regularly called upon to serve on committees for the selection of state and federal judges and as commissioners on state and federal commissions and have volunteered services, time, and effort to improving our local, state, and national communities.

Our attorneys and staff are bilingual in a number of languages including Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

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