Laina Chikhani: Attorney at Law


College Education:

  • 1992: B.S. Marketing, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Legal Education:

  • 2009: J.D., John F. Kennedy University, School of Law, Pleasant Hill, CA

Professional Memberships​:

Professional Experience:

  • Prepare and defend felony cases from arraignment through jury trial.
  • Prepare and defend misdemeanor cases from arraignment through jury trial.
  • Directly handled over 200 DUIs
  • Prepare and defend Juvenile cases.
  • Litigated on behalf of Juvenile’s against multiple School Districts.
  • Litigated on behalf of Juvenile’s facing S.A.R.B. (School Attendance Review Board).
  • Assist in preparation and defense of felony trials.
  • Prepare and assist for hearings and trials including reviewing and analyzing evidence, police reports, interviewing witnesses and preparing client for court.
  • Court appearances including arraignments, pre-trial conferences, probation violation hearings, Proposition 36 court, and readiness conferences.
  • Research, write, and argue motions on a range of procedural and substantive matters.

Previous Positions Held:

  • Associate Attorney: Morton & Russo, LLC 2011 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney: Law Offices of Vincent R. Maher November 2010 - August 2011
  • Law Clerk: Law Offices of Vincent R. Maher September 2010 - November 2010
  • Certified Law Clerk: Solano County Conflict Defender’s Office Fall 2009 (Fairfield office) Spring 2010 (Vallejo office)
  • Law Clerk: Law Office of Linda McIntyre February 2009 - April 2009

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