With over a decade 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 cases from the most minor to serious strike cases from start to finish, including jury trials. His criminal defense work as a private criminal defense attorney for the past four years include a significant number of DUI cases, as well as many cases where clients are accused of minor misdemeanors to serious and violent felonies including homicides. Josh is also very experienced in cases involving mental health and/or psychological issues to mitigate charges against 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. Josh is a member of the California Public Defender's Association (CPDA), California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA), Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento (ABAS), the Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA), and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In addition to his legal work, Josh is on the board of various non-profit organizations including ABAS and 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.