Kyle K. Morishita

Kyle K. Morishita

Immigration Attorney & Public Speaker
  • Immigration Law
  • California, District of Columbia, Nevada
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During World War II, the U.S. government detained my U.S. citizen grandparents because of their Japanese ancestry. Learning about this history and serving as my grandfather's caretaker inspired me to be an attorney.

I clerked for Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP and the Honorable Kristen L. Mix of the U.S. District Court. I also interned for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and the U.S. Air Force.

I speak at national conferences and universities regarding racial equity, ethics, and immigration law. I received honors from Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.

I completed a ten-day silent meditation course, coached basketball, and practice yoga. I serve on the Board of Trustees for the Nevada Bar Foundation and a racial justice task force.

Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
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District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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State Bar of Nevada
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Immigration Attorney
De Castroverde Law Group
- Current
We help injured clients from California to Nevada and immigrants worldwide.
Law Clerk
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
Summer Law Clerk
Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
University of California - Davis
B.A. | Sociology
Activities: Intern, Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer; Law Librarian's Assistant, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Head Basketball Coach, Northern California Church League
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University of California, Davis, School of Law
Honors: Member, The Order of Barristers; First Place, Frances Carr Mock Trial Competition; First Place Oral Advocate, Intra-School Moot Court Competition
Activities: Interview Editor, UC Davis Business Law Journal; Vice Chair, Moot Court Board; Judge Recruitment Chair, Trial Practice Honors Board; Executive Board Member, Coalition for Diversity; Research Assistant, Professor Bill Ong Hing; Law Clerk, Immigration Law Clinic
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The Order of Barristers
The Order of Barristers is a national honor society, which recognizes law students for oral advocacy and brief writing skills (2011).
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
AV Preeminent is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for professional excellence in legal ability and ethical standards (2020-2023).
Platinum Client Champion Award
Platinum is Martindale-Hubbell’s top award for client satisfaction (2020-2023).
Mountain States Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Rising Stars honors a maximum of 2.5 percent of attorneys per state for peer recognition and professional achievements (2020-2023).
10.0 Rating
10.0 is Avvo’s highest rating for legal experience and professional achievements (2017-2023).
Community Choice Customer Care
Vegas Inc
Community Choice Customer Care honors Las Vegas’ top lawyer recognized by the community for client service (2021).
Band 1
Chambers and Partners
Band 1 is Chambers and Partners' highest ranking for technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, and commitment (2021-2022).
Ones to Watch
Best Lawyers
Ones to Watch honors attorneys with the highest overall peer recognition regarding professional excellence in a specific practice area and geographic region (2023).
Northern California Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Rising Stars honors a maximum of 2.5 percent of attorneys per state for peer recognition and professional achievements (2023).
Professional Associations
AILA Northern California
Advisory Council
- Current
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Alameda County Bar Association
Racial Justice Task Force
- Current
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Nevada Bar Foundation
Board of Trustees
- Current
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Immigration Law Clinic Alumni Council
Board of Directors
- Current
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Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha
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The Howard D. McKibben American Inn of Court
Executive Committee
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Articles & Publications
Post-DACA and the American Dream
Northern Nevada Business Weekly
Surviving Tough Times
UC Davis Business Law Journal
Therapy, Well-Being Techniques, and Adopting a Consistent Practice
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Practice Pointers
Speaking Engagements
Asylum Law, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, New York, NY
New York University
Lawyer Well-Being and Competency, California Chapters Conference, Los Angeles, CA
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Asian Americans: From Model to Forgotten Minority, National Summit, Washington, D.C.
Courageous Conversation
Therapy, Well-Being Techniques, and Adopting a Consistent Practice, Annual Conference, New York, NY
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Public Service Law Program Certificate
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Pro Bono Program Certificate
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Super Lawyers Profile
Chambers USA Profile
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. Is it hard to apply alone for F I130 and K3 visa?
A: Form I-130 and Form I-129F are not overly complex on their faces. However, whether you should hire an attorney depends on the specific facts of your case. So, it is usually best to, at least, consult with an attorney. Additionally, USCIS approves either application, completing consular processing, including uploading civil documents, can be a tedious process, which an attorney can potentially streamline for you.
Q. My green card expired a year ago is there a way to get a extention to go back home and come back and file citizenship
A: If you want to travel outside of the United States, you need a valid, unexpired passport. Additionally, it is best to have proof your permanent residency. So, you should file Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. After filing, you will likely receive a receipt notice or a biometrics appointment notice. If you receive a biometrics appointment notice, be sure to take a valid passport and your expired permanent resident card to the appointment.
Q. My wife is overseas and pregnant. Should I wait for the baby to be born to sponsor?
A: Depending on whether you live in the United States and when you lived in the United States, if you are a U.S. citizen, your child may acquire U.S. citizenship at birth. You should speak with an immigration attorney.
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Contact & Map
De Castroverde Law Group
1111 Broadway
Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607
Telephone: (725) 222-4426
De Castroverde Law Group
Downtown Las Vegas
1149 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89104
De Castroverde Law Group
5470 Kietzke Lane
Suite 300
Reno, NV 89511