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Kubota & Craig’s Yoshi Kubota Honored as Top Attorney in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine

We are thrilled to announce that Yoshi Kubota, a founding partner of Kubota & Craig, PC, has been recognized as one of the Top Attorneys in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine! This prestigious accolade underscores Yoshi’s exceptional dedication, extensive expertise, and unwavering commitment to his clients. Only a select few attorneys receive this honor each year, making this achievement all the more significant.

Yoshi Kubota - Irvine Personal Injury Attorney - Named Top Attorney in Southern California

Recognizing Legal Excellence

Yoshi Kubota’s recognition as a top attorney is based on peer recognition and professional achievement across multiple indicators. These include:

  • Client Advocacy: Yoshi has a proven track record of securing significant settlements and verdicts for clients.
  • Legal Expertise: With years of experience in personal injury law, Yoshi has demonstrated superior knowledge and skill in navigating complex legal cases.
  • Peer Recognition: The selection process includes nominations from fellow attorneys, underscoring the respect and admiration Yoshi has earned within the legal community.

Yoshiaki C. Kubota’s Illustrious Career

Yoshiaki C. Kubota’s illustrious career in personal injury law is a testament to his unwavering dedication to justice, profound legal expertise, and compassionate advocacy. His journey from an ambitious law student to a celebrated legal luminary has been marked by numerous accolades, a commitment to community service, and a passion for upholding the highest standards of the legal profession.

Early Beginnings and Education

Born in 1964 in Hollywood, California, Yoshiaki’s path to legal excellence began with his education at the University of California, Riverside, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1989. He further honed his legal acumen at Western State University, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1994. His early career commenced at Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols, where he laid the groundwork for his future success in personal injury law.

Founding Kubota & Craig, PC

Alongside his partner, Cynthia A. Craig, Yoshiaki established Kubota & Craig, PC, a firm renowned for its dedication to representing severely injured individuals and navigating the complex landscape of personal injury litigation with skill and compassion. Their combined expertise has led to numerous successful case outcomes and a reputation for excellence.

Accolades and Recognitions

Yoshiaki’s commitment to legal excellence has been consistently recognized by his peers and the broader legal community:

  • Selected to Super Lawyers from 2010 to 2024.
  • Honored with the prestigious AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest level of professional excellence.
  • Received the Presidential Award of Merit from the Consumer Attorneys of California multiple times for his leadership and dedication to consumer protection.

Leadership and Community Engagement

Beyond his legal practice, Yoshiaki has demonstrated a profound commitment to the legal community and societal welfare:

  • Past President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and a significant contributor to the Consumer Attorneys of California and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
  • Guest lecturer at institutions like Western State College of Law and Chapman University College of Law, shaping the next generation of legal professionals.
  • Pro bono work with the ABOTA Foundation, educating the public about the importance of the civil jury system and ensuring access to justice for all.

Areas of Expertise

Yoshiaki’s legal expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of personal injury cases, affirming his role as a formidable advocate for those harmed due to negligence:

Championing Civil Justice and Education: ABOTA and the ABOTA Foundation

Yoshiaki’s leadership extends beyond the courtroom and into the heart of legal advocacy and public education through his active involvement with ABOTA and the ABOTA Foundation. His tenure as the past President of the Orange County chapter of ABOTA showcases his commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity, civility, and professionalism in the legal field.

ABOTA Foundation: Educating Future Generations

As a Trustee of the ABOTA Foundation, Yoshiaki fosters a deep understanding of the Constitution and the American civil justice system among younger generations. Through his involvement, he has played a pivotal role in:

  • Civics Education: Spearheading initiatives to educate students about the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system and the importance of civic engagement.
  • Teacher Support: Providing resources and training for teachers to convey the values of civility, justice, and the significance of the Seventh Amendment.
  • Community Outreach: Engaging in programs that enhance public understanding of the legal system’s role in protecting individual rights and ensuring justice.

Thought Leadership and Contributions

Yoshiaki is also recognized for his contributions to legal education and public discourse:

  • Speaking Engagements: He shares his extensive knowledge through conferences, law schools, and community workshops, educating on critical aspects of personal injury law and the justice system.
  • Scholarly Articles: Yoshiaki contributes to legal journals, exploring legal theories and case law developments, thereby enriching the legal literature with his expertise.

Commitment to Clients

At Kubota & Craig, we are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients. Our team of experienced attorneys works tirelessly to navigate the complexities of personal injury law, ensuring that our clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve. We take pride in our compassionate approach and our unwavering dedication to justice.

Serving Southern California

Kubota & Craig is proud to serve the communities of Irvine, Tustin, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Laguna Woods, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, and more. We offer free consultations and are available 24/7 to support our clients in their time of need. Our services are available in both English and Spanish to better serve the diverse community of Southern California.

We are so proud of Yoshi Kubota for his recognition as one of the Top Attorneys in Southern California. This honor reflects our ongoing commitment to legal excellence and our dedication to serving our clients with integrity and expertise.

For more information about our services or to schedule a free consultation, please visit our website at

  • Disclaimer: The legal information presented in this article should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship.
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Josie FlemingJosie Fleming
03:58 31 May 23
I had the misfortune of being in a car accident near the Irvine Spectrum Center last year, but the amazing team at Kubota & Craig turned my luck around. They were friendly and helpful from day one, and thanks to their diligence, I received a great settlement. My family and I are truly happy with the results. Highly recommended.
Jayne PetersonJayne Peterson
12:52 21 May 23
Having been involved in my first car accident, I was feeling very stressed about it. But after searching for car accident lawyers in Irvine and speaking with Yoshi Kubota, I was definitely feeling better about what lie ahead of me. I had full confidence in their ability to get me the maximum amount possible in my situation. Even though they are a very busy firm, they always took the time to answer my questions and address my concerns. I'm so glad I went with this law firm. If you're in need of a car accident lawyer in Irvine, I highly recommend them for their expertise and exceptional service.
Elaine WrightElaine Wright
15:13 20 May 23
If you're in need of the best car accident lawyers in Orange County, California, look no further than Kubota & Craig. They provided top-notch service, and although I wouldn't wish an accident on anyone, I highly recommend them to represent you. Their team was great, and I was always so impressed with Yoshi who handled my case. He got me a fantastic result and was a class-act every step of the way.
Carmen SimpsonCarmen Simpson
05:40 19 May 23
As a satisfied client of Kubota & Craig, I highly recommend their services for anyone in need of an Orange County car accident lawyer. Yoshi and Cynthia's team were exceptional in handling my complex case with the utmost professionalism and efficiency. Throughout the process, they were always available to answer any questions or concerns I had, providing me with much-needed peace of mind. Dealing with insurance adjusters can be a daunting task, but Kubota & Craig made it stress-free. From start to finish, their dedicated team worked tirelessly to ensure that my case was resolved in my favor. I'm grateful for their assistance and thankful to have had such a great group of people by my side during this difficult time. For anyone seeking a reliable car accident lawyer in Orange County, I highly recommend Kubota & Craig.
Vickie StanleyVickie Stanley
09:56 18 May 23
Kubota & Craig provided excellent service as my car crash lawyer. They handled both my case professionally, efficiently, and honestly, helping me get the medical attention I needed and resolving issues with car insurance. The team kept us informed throughout the process and addressed any concerns. I highly recommend their firm.
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