Yoshiaki C. Kubota
Yoshiaki C. Kubota is a trial lawyer who exclusively represents individuals and consumers who are severely injured and require assistance to navigate through the complicated area of personal injury litigation.
Mr. Kubota is a partner at the Law Offices of Kubota and Craig.
Mr. Kubota has tried in excess of thirty (40) personal jury trials to conclusion. Mr. Kubota is most qualified in the area of complex litigation, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, product liability and governmental tort liability. Through his years of experience, Mr. Kubota has developed extensive knowledge and experience in the area of trial practice, litigation, and case evaluation.
In 2011, Mr. Kubota served as President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA – the local trial lawyer association). From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Kubota has served on the Board of Directors of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC – the statewide trial lawyer association) which works with our state legislators to protect the rights of consumers.
Mr. Kubota has also served as a Board of Directors for the Banyard Inn of Court and is a Master Bencher.
In 2006, Mr. Kubota was invited and became a member of the American Board Of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) reaching the rank of associate. In 2017, Mr. Kubota was nominated as Parliamentarian to the Board of Director of the American Board Of Trial Advocates’ Orange County, California Chapter.
Mr. Kubota has received the Consumer Attorneys of California Presidential Award of Merit in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. These awards represent the Special recognition for his leadership, commitment and dedication to the advocacy of consumer protection.
Mr. Kubota has also been acknowledged as a Southern California Super Lawyer since 2010. He has also received recognition in the Los Angeles Magazine as the Top Attorneys in Southern California for 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. It also been recognized in the Orange Coast Magazine Top Attorneys in Orange County for 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
In 2011, Mr. Kubota and his law firm Chambers, Noronha & Kubota, were recognized by Martindale Hubbell achieving an AV rating denoting the highest level of professional excellence from his peers.
Mr. Kubota has been recognized by the California State Assembly in 2008, 2009, and 2010, for his dedication and commitment to the protection of consumer rights. Mr. Kubota has also been recognized by the United States Congress with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for your commitment to consumer advocacy.
In 2012, Mr. Kubota was inducted into the Western State College of Law Hall of Fame. This recognition represented an exemplary career and outstanding community and professional service throughout the legal community of Southern California.
Mr. Kubota is also a member of the American Association of Justice, Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Asian American Bar Association, Orange County Bar Foundation Society of Fellows, and the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.
Mr. Kubota is a frequent guest lecturer at Western State College of Law, Chapman University College of Law, and has lectured for the National Business Institute, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire, Orange County Bar Association, Sacramento Trial Lawyers Association, and the Consumer Attorneys Of California. He has lectured on such subjects as ethics and trial practice. Mr. Kubota has also authored may articles including such areas as premises liability and trial practice skills.
Mr. Kubota has received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Riverside in political science. Received his Juris Doctor degree from Western State University College of Law in 1994. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California and is admitted to practice law in the United States District Court of the Southern District of California, Central District of California and Northern District of California.
Cynthia A. Craig
Cynthia Craig is a Partner at Kubota and Craig. Ms. Craig is exclusively experienced in personal injury trials and litigation, including auto accidents, premises liability, government liability, dog bite, wrongful death and traumatic injury cases.
Ms. Craig advocates for the rights of injured victims by being directly involved with organizations that strive to advance and protect these rights.
Ms. Craig has served on the Board of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association since 2006 and currently serves as Secretary on the Executive Committee. In 2013, Ms. Craig was awarded Board Member of the Year, for outstanding Service, Dedication and Leadership. She also serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California as an elected Orange County member. Ms. Craig also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Banyard Inns of Court. In 2014, Ms. Craig was awarded the Inn’s Angelo Palmieri Civility Award for maintaining the Legal Profession’s Highest Tradition of Professionalism and Civility.
Ms. Craig graduated from law school with honors (cum laude). She was a member of the Rodger J. Trainer California Moot Court Team placing in the top, two consecutive years. Ms. Craig was also a recipient of the West Publishing Company Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.
Ms. Craig is married and lives in South Orange County.