California's Premier Juvenile Defense Firm
Providing Effective Juvenile Defense
George Kita is an experienced and dedicated juvenile
trial attorney who has successfully handled more than 1000 juvenile cases. He previously
worked as a juvenile deputy district attorney assigned to the District
Attorneys Juvenile Branch. He has successfully represented children
accused of crimes ranging from hate crimes, assault and battery, car
jacking, car theft, armed robbery, drug possession and sales, DUI,
rape, robbery, molestation and murder.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice
from Cal State Los Angeles in 1988.
At Cal State L.A., he received the highest Criminal Justice
Achievement award, the Rosalyn Jung and Mayor Jack Tyrell scholarships.
Mr. Kita is the only California Juvenile Defense Lawyer to receive the "Criminal Justice Leadership Award" from the California Contract Cities Association.
Mr. Kita is the only California Juvenile Defense Attorney to have received the prestigious “Criminal Justice Leadership” award from the California Contract Cities Association, representing
mayors councilmembers and city managers from 72 California cities
that contract for police services with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. This was a major awards ceremony presided by former Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block and former Assistant Sheriff Dr. Howard H. Earle.
Mr. Kita graduated from University of California Hastings College of the Law, ranked top 20 in the nation law school.
He received his law degree from the University of California
, Hastings College of Law in 1991, during which the university was
ranked top 20 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
During law school he worked at the California Attorney General's Office
criminal division and was a judicial extern to the Honorable
Presiding Justice Harry Low of the California Court of Appeals.
Elected Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley,
and Juvenile Trial Attorney George Kita. (Copyright 2004-2014)
He was twice selected "Trial Deputy" of the month at
the Orange County District Attorney's Juvenile Division for having
completed the most juvenile trials. He also taught an MCLE (minimum
continuing legal education) course to the District Attorney's Juvenile
Division on the subject of prosecuting juvenile passengers in a stolen
He also served as an instructor for a POST (Peace Officers Standard
and Training) certified class that he taught to members of the police and Sheriffs Department.
As a product of the Juvenile Court System, he knows how important it is for children to have effective legal representation.
Mr. Kita was declared a "dependency" child by a California Juvenile Court and was placed in a county facility called the Albert Sitton Home, now called Orangewood. As a product of foster homes, he knows how important it is for children to receive effective legal representation. His life and work experience have helped him become a champion of children's rights.
He is the only California Juvenile Attorney to get a child facing home invasion robbery with a firearm declared factually innocent.
Prosecutors filed a fitness petition against a child requesting that he be tried as an adult. The minor was identified by the victims as participating in a home invasion robbery with a firearm. The child was facing 23 years in prison. Mr. Kita was able to show that the police had arrested an innocent child. Mr. Kita saved the child by getting his case dismissed and declared factually innocent. This is one step better than getting a case dismissed.
He has been selected "Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer" in the state of California
The American Society of Legal Advocates selected Mr. Kita as a Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in the state of California for the year 2014.
He is a nationally published author on "Juvenile Defense Strategies," a Thomson Reuters Business.
Thompson-Reuters is the one of the largest legal publishers in the world. Mr. Kita authored a chapter in a nationally published legal book, Juvenile Defense Strategies. He is one of nine juvenile defense lawyers in the United States selected to author this national legal publication.
He is often a speaker at Juvenile Court, Juvenile Probation Camps, and other major institutions.
In 2011, 2012 , 2013, and 2014, he was invited to speak to children at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile Court. At this time, he is a regularly scheduled speaker. He has spoken on 31 occassions at the Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Padrinos Juvenile Court.
In 2011, he was invited by the Los Angeles County Probation Department to speak at a girls camp at Camp Scudder and Camp Scott in the City of Santa Clarita.
In 2010, he was invited by the Los Angeles County Probation Department Headquarters to speak at Juvenile Probation Camp Rocky in the City of San Dimas to lead a workshop for parents and minors.
In 2010, he was invited by the Los Angeles County Probation Department Headquarters to speak at Juvenile Camp Afflerbaugh for a Parent Workshop for families who have children at Camp Page and Camp Afflerbaugh in the City of LaVerne.
In 2010, he was invited by the City of Glendale, Department of Family & Services to guest speak at a Juvenile Court Parent Workshop.
In 2009, Mr. Kita, and the head juvenile public defender of Pomona Juvenile Court were both invited speakers at the Service Employees International Union in Los Angeles (SEIU Local 721) to discuss expunging adult records and sealing juvenile records.
In 2008, Mr. Kita, was an invited guest by Equal Justice Fellow Emily Berger to give a presentation on sealing juvenile records to the nonprofit Alliance for Childrens Rights in Los Angeles.
He is the only California Juvenile Attorney to receive an Community Service Award in 2013 from the Los Angeles County Probation Department.
In August of 2013, Mr. Kita received the prestigious Community Service Award from the Los Angeles County Probation Department. Although the award was scheduled to be presented at an event attended by the Bureau Chief, Mr. Kita was unavailable to attend the event due to being out of town.
Mr. Kita subsequently was presented the award during a staff directors meeting at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall. As a result of receiving the award, the presiding judge of Los Padrinos Juvenile Court read into the court record, Mr. Kita's accomplishments and ordered a copy of the court transcripts be sent to his office.
Mr. Kita has been recognized for his service to the community by the following city, county, state, and federal elected officals. Most of the awards were for coaching youth sports and for his volunteer work with nonprofit groups.
Legislature Assembly Resolution from the Honorable Richard Polanco
- Lieutenant Governor Certificate of Recognition from the Honorable Cruz Bustamante
- State Treasurer, Resolution from the Honorable Phil Angelides
- State Controller, Letter of Commendation from the Honorable Steve Westley
- Governor, Letter of Commendation from the Honorable Arnold Schwarzenneger
- State Senate Certificate of Recognition from the Honorable Bob Margette
Senate Certificate of Recognition from the Honorable Art Torres
- State Assembly Certtifcate of Recognition from the Honorable Dennis Mountjoy
Assembly Certificate of Recognition from the Honorable Diane Martinez.
Assembly Certificate of Recognition from the Honorable Joseph Montoya
Assembly Certificate of Recognition from the Honorable Charles Calderon
- L.A. County Board of Supervisors Certificate of Recognition from the Honorable Mike Antonovich
- L.A. Mayor Commendation from the Honorable James Hahn
- L.A. Mayor Commendation from the Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa
States Congress Certificate of Recognition from the Honorable Xavier
States Congress Certificate of Recognition from the Honorable David
- California State Court of Appeals, Certificate of Appreciation
- Lions Club, Certificate of Recognition
Young Man of America
- Los Angeles County Probation Department, Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall
Mr. Kita received the highest rating "Superb" by the world's largest peer review directory AVVO and has a perfect five star rating by clients.
He has achieved a successful record defending children. He has provided the very best defense for children.
When choosing a juvenile defense lawyer, review his or her track record. Mr. Kita has a winning track record in juvenile court.
His successful track record in representing children means that he is the right lawyer for your child. You need him to represent your child. No wonder that many of California's top criminal defense lawyers, and members of law enforcement hire Mr. Kita to represent their family members. When you need results, don't hire an inexperienced juvenile lawyer. Remember adult court is not the same as juvenile court.
View his proven successful track record in defending children. This shows that he provides effective legal representation for children.
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You owe it to your child to telephone the Law Offices of George Kita. Do not delay. This is the time to take action to defend your child. We can take immediate steps to help your child. Most criminal defense lawyers spend the majority of their time in adult court and rarely handle juvenile cases. As a result, they lack the experience and knowledge to provide effective legal representation. The rules and procedures are different in juvenile court than adult court. There is no right to a jury trial and no right to bail.
When results matter, hire the best Juvenile Defense Firm in Southern California. You may contact Mr. Kita now for a free consultation. Your child deserves the very best juvenile defense.
Call him at (626) 232-0970. You can also email him at firstname.lastname@example.org