Y. Christopher Nagakawa

Y. Christopher Nagakawa

550 South Hope Street
Suite 650
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Phone: 213.327.3500
Fax: 213.627.2445

Primary Practice Areas

Civil Litigation


  • All Courts in the State of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Central and Northern Districts of California


  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law ( Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution)
  • B.A., Political Science/Law& Society, University of California, Riverside


Japanese (fluent)

Y. Christopher Nagakawa


Mr. Nagakawa is a litigation association with Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney in the Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on all aspects of civil trials and appeals in state and federal courts.

Mr. Nagakawa's 20 years of legal experience includes 15 jury trials to verdict, six state appellate court oral arguments, and one Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals oral argument as a Deputy Attorney General of the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, and Deputy City Attorney of the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office.

Immediately prior to joining Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney, Mr. Nagakawa proudly served the City of Glendale as an Ambulance Operator/EMT with the Glendale Fire Department, running fire and medical calls out of Station 21. On his off-shift days, he was an attorney with Zimmerman Reed, where he managed discovery in complex class action lawsuits.

Academic Distinctions

  • Pepperdine University Law School
  • Top 2% in Trial Practice, Arbitration Practice and Legal Process
  • Top 10% in Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, and Local Government Law
  • Phi Delta Phi Honor Society

Published Appellate Decisions

  • Anthony Banks v. Department of Motor Vehicle, 419 F.Supp.2d 1186 (2006), United States District Court, C.D. California, February 17, 2006

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