Kyle K. Morishita

Kyle K. Morishita

Personal Injury & Immigration Attorney, Public Speaker
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Immigration Law
  • California, District of Columbia, Nevada
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Biography

I help personal injury clients in California and Nevada, as well as immigration clients worldwide.

I am one of two attorneys to receive Chambers USA’s highest ranking in Nevada for immigration law. I also received top honors from Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and Avvo.

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 protect immigrants’ rights.

In my legal practice, I apply principles I learned from a ten-day silent meditation course, yoga, and coaching basketball. Outside of work, I serve on the Board of Trustees for the Nevada Bar Foundation and Board of Directors for the Immigration Law Clinic Alumni Council.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency fees for personal injury cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
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District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Nevada
State Bar of Nevada
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Personal Injury & Immigration Attorney
De Castroverde Law Group
- Current
I help personal injury clients in California and Nevada, as well as immigration clients worldwide.
Law Clerk
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
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Summer Law Clerk
Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
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Education
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
J.D.
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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Awards
Member
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
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for professional excellence in legal ability and ethical standards (2020-2022).
Platinum Client Champion Award
Martindale-Hubbell
Platinum is Martindale-Hubbell’s top award for client satisfaction (2020-2022).
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Rising Stars honors a maximum of 2.5 percent of attorneys per state for peer recognition and professional achievements (2020-2022).
10.0 Rating
Avvo
10.0 is Avvo’s highest rating for legal experience and professional achievements (2017-2022).
Legal Elite
Nevada Business Magazine
Legal Elite honors the top 3 percent of Nevada attorneys recognized by their peers for their work and dedication to the legal field (2021).
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 USA
Band 1 is Chambers USA’s 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).
Professional Associations
Immigration Law Clinic Alumni Council
Board of Directors
Current
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AILA Northern California
Advisory Council
Current
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Nevada Bar Foundation
Board of Trustees
Current
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Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha
President
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The Howard D. McKibben American Inn of Court
Executive Committee
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Publications
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
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)
Certifications
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
Website
Super Lawyers Profile
Website
Chambers USA Profile
Website
De Castroverde Law Group
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
Reno
5470 Kietzke Lane
Suite 300
Reno, NV 89511