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Answered my question about removing conviction

Mr. Nakano was explained to me that there is really very limited options to fully remove a prior conviction.

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One of a Kind!!

I can confidently say there are very few people like Steve in the world, let alone in the legal world. I had the opportunity to consult with Steve on my case today and was thoroughly impressed by his character, zen demeanor and simply put, kindness. Although I did not need to retain Steve for counsel at this point, if I ever needed a lawyer or my friends/family did, I would go with Steve in a second. Steve is genuine and provided solid advice and demonstrated empathy around my situation. He also encouraged me to seek to understand behaviors and the root of what really caused the circumstances. Steve has a big heart and a wealth of experience. If you ever have a case, just call Steve. I’m confident you won’t regret it and you’ll likely get some great stories and wisdom along the way. Thank you Steve! Keep up the strong work, you are one of a kind!

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A very caring attorney

I talked to Steve regarding my case and though I did not retrain him for counsel he still provided me with advice and true empathy for not only my case but also my current stituation in general. The advice he provided was also in the best interest of me and not to scare me into getting unneeded services. Thanks again

- (5 star review)

Great lawyer

My experience with Steven was hands down amazing. No one ever wants to need a lawyer, but in the off chance you do Steven is the guy to call. He was not only professional and extremely knowledgeable, but you can tell he is there to help you. Not only did he win my case but he was able to get it done quickly and got me back to work asap.

If you are having legal trouble I highly suggest that you give Steve a call, you will not regret it.

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Case Dismissed!

I was trying to submit a record clearance for a previous strike case but was denied because there was a warrant out for my arrest for a 2012 case. Honestly, I didn’t even know about the warrant. I came to Mr. Nakano looking at 8 years in jail because my 2012 case was another strike. I was charged with cultivation among other things. Mr. Nakano wrote a speedy trial motion and got my entire case DISMISSED. If you are looking for a lawyer who will fight for you, he is your man.

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Can’t ask for much better than Mr. Nakano

My experience with Mr. Nakano was one that words can’t really describe. We set out a goal, plan, and achieved it with flying colors.

Not only is Mr. Nakano a just a lawyer he is the true definition of what legal counsel should represent. I truly respect everything he stands for and believe he wants the best for his clients.

If you are looking for lawyers and you are lucky enough to meet Steve .. do yourself a favor and just listen.

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Well recommended Lawyer

Mr. Nakano did well for my domestic violence case. I was able to avoid jail time and still keep my job. Very grateful to have hired him for my case. His recommendation to seek counseling through Ken Deavers help me tremendously. Mr. Nakano is an outstanding attorney. He has helped me understand the entire court process and gave me the insights to overcome this hurdle. Mr. Nakano’s assistant Thy Nguyen also made me feel at ease when it came time for court. I’m usually nervous when court date comes up. But all in all the Law office of Mr. Nakano is highly recommended to represent you in court.

- (5 star review)

Lawyer with a heart

I’ve been using and referring Steve for close to 20 years. He has helped me with several cases over the years. All with amazing results.

Steve is honest, sincere, has a wealth of experience, and is really just a great person. He doesn’t just solve my cases for me, but he also helped me as a mentor, friend, and confidant. His Zen approach puts you at ease, and you know your problems are in good hands.

It also doesn’t hurt that he has quite the reputation. There is nothing like having your attorney walk in the courtroom and get greeted by everyone. The DA’s know him, all the judges, even the bailiffs. It really makes you feel at ease. He’s even been the main article on the front page of the San Jose Mercury News for something amazing he did.

Steve may not have the big ads and flashy commercials like the other lawyers (he’s never been much of a self promoter), but I would bet dollars to doughnuts that he would run circles around them all in court.

If you have a case, especially in Santa Clara County, do yourself a favor, stop looking at reviews and call Steve now. He is the without a doubt the best and most respected what he does. Schedule an interview and you will see the difference with one meeting.

- (5 star review)

Steve Nakano: Lawyer, Musician, Spiritual Guru

Mr. Nakano represented me in 1994 for a serious DUI involving an accident. It was a very confusing and difficult time in my life; yet, amazingly, I still look back on it all somewhat fondly and remember how much I learned from Mr. Nakano. I agree with each positive review that has been written here regarding Mr. Nakano’s prowess in the courtroom, his undeniable ability to put people at ease during an intense and frightening situation, and above all, his compassion for all human beings whom he feels deserve to have a second chance (sometimes more…) and be given a way in which to make right what has been done wrong.

Mr. Nakano was much more than a lawyer. He was a warrior, a healer, a teacher and a confidante. While the circumstances of the case, the accident, the regrets and the shame broke me down, Mr. Nakano took the time to help me build myself back up. He showed the judge and the DA the young woman behind the drinking problem and kept me from a future that would not have been good for any.

Absolutely…I would recommend anyone to seek out his services if you are in need of an attorney. He is one that cares for you and fights the system on your behalf.

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Saved my life

I don’t have enough good things to say about Mr Nakano.
I was falsely accused of a serious crime which could have cost me my career. In my case I was up against a cop that was blatantly lying about what he was told happened, and a less than ethical DA who ignored evidence and tried to bully me into a plea deal for a crime I had not committed.
Mr Nakano put a stop to all of that at trial. He ate them alive.
It was a thing of beauty to see him in action. By the time Mr Nakano was done with them, I walked out a free man with my head held high.
Innocent until proven guilty really doesn’t exist, so you better make damn sure you have a good attorney if you want to survive the modern day American judicial system.

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Not just a lawyer

I consider myself extremely blessed to have been represented by Steven Nakano. I have been represented by him in several cases, and I highly recommend him. On my last case in 2012, I was facing very serious charges, and he made miracles happen through his investigative and legal work. He was very attentive and responsive of my needs regarding my case and he was also very good at communicating with my family. I have seen other attorneys who are always late, or miss court appointments all together. Other attorneys also seem to only worry about money, not this one. Mr. Nakano really goes above and beyond for his clients. He literally accomplished what I thought to be impossible to help me with my legal matters. He even worked hand in hand with my immigration attorney to ensure my legal status in the country would not be affected. Mr. Nakano is a very trustworthy and wise individual. He is very well respected in the courtroom and he always knew how to deal with situations. While I was in custody going crazy, during one of my interviews with Mr. Nakano, he thought me some great breathing and meditation techniques which were very helpful in maintaining my sanity. In conclusion, I strongly recommend Mr. Nakano for anyone facing the unfortunate situation of having to go before a judge.

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Grateful I was represented by Mr. Nakano

I’ve known Mr. Nakano for many years now. I ‘ve had friends he’s represented in the past. Now he is currently working on a case for me. Because of Mr. Nakano reputation with the courts he was able to convince the judge to give me and his recommendations an opportunity to make a difference in my life today. Because of Mr Nakano and the program he advised me to get into ( Amicus house ). Iam actually learning how to live life on life’s terms. Something I could never do on my own. Not just is he a great attorney he genuinely cares for his clients. And speaking from experience this is very hard to find in this county. I’ve had many attorney’s. Never have I met one like Mr Nakano. He has gone way out of his way to help me. Not just in my current case but in my life. Because of the program he recommended iam learning so many tools to go on and live life as I was intended to live it. A healthy responsible active member in the community. And I owe this all to Mr. Nakano. To me he is more than my attorney he is family…. Thank you for everything you have been a true inspiration in my life thank you….. Do I recommend him as an attorney ? YES IN DEED…..

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Grateful for his guidance

Mr. Nakano helped guide us through a system that we were unfamiliar with. We appreciated all of the time he took to talk with us. He spent many hours not only explaining, but also helping to put things into perspective. We will always feel fortunate to have been referred to Mr. Nakano.

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Criminal defense case

I have recommended Mr Nakano to other people whom he has assisted successfully. A friend of mine told me Mr Nakano did not take his case. Mr Nakano informed my friend that a paid attorney was not necessary and provided resources for my friend to minimize his case. During my case Mr Nakano was very professional and yet caring. He went beyond the scope of his profession and never mentioned it. Mr Nakano understands the system and does his homework ! He is very dedicated to his clients and does not over book himself to make money. He came to visit me one day and I told him I could not afford it. He stated he was just checking on me to make sure I was holding up ok and not charging for the visit. He was very organized during my trial and his concern for my freedom was genuine not acted out. Steve brought in all the right resources during my trial. My family was informed of all matters of facts and findings during my trial. He was always straight forward and to the point. If you want a fantastic lawyer that will treat you and your case like it is his own, Steve Nakano is that lawyer.

- (5 star review)


If you are looking for a great representative, Steve Nakano could not come more highly recommended. Mr. Nakano has helped me through several cases and has always been effective with his research and application of the information to represent me. Steve kept me in the loop of what to expect and all possible outcomes. Communications in all areas of my case always was helpful. Being in court and observing his abilities first hand has been an eye opener. I have had Steve handle several cases over the years. In all cases I have always been satisfied and thankful to have had Steve as my lawyer.

- (5 star review)