Attorney Johnny Lai has years of experience working both in and out of Greater Los Angeles area courtrooms, with clients of all backgrounds and ages. He focuses his practice on criminal defense, including misdemeanors, traffic matters, felony preliminary hearings, expungements, and civil restraining order hearings, but he has handled many different types of criminal cases.
He will take the time necessary to clearly explain your case’s charges, the court process, and possible defenses so that you will be able to assist in your own defense and make the most intelligent and informed decision you can about the resolution of your case. Mr. Lai understands that criminal charges are often confusing and frightening to even the most intelligent and educated non-attorney. The sooner you have an attorney on your side, the easier it is to build a strong case and come to a successful resolution.
Attorney Johnny Lai graduated from the UCLA School of Law’s Public Interest Law Program. He became an attorney with the purpose of serving low-income and underserved communities and helping people assert and defend their Constitutional Rights. He his Masters Degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley and his undergraduate degree from Pomona College in Claremont, CA.
Attorney Johnny Lai is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments program, which accepts conflict counsel appointments for the Los Angeles Superior Court. He has been in private practice since 2002 and previously served as a Deputy Public Defender for the L.A. County Public Defender’s Office.
Mr. Lai’s community involvement has included: co-founder of the Arroyo Seco Greens, Secretary of the Pasadena-Foothill Chapter of the ACLU, and Board Member of the L.A. Police Watch.
The Law Office of Johnny Lai Inc. has been proudly serving the Greater Los Angeles area and especially San Gabriel Valley area for over a decade. Over the years, and based on increasing demand, the office has expanded into various areas of the law, including traffic, expungements, restraining order hearings, to better serve our growing clientele. We are extremely proud to be able to provide legal advice, legal counsel and representation to clients of all different backgrounds and income levels. As a person of color and Asian American, Attorney Johnny Lai is committed to represent low income and underserved communities.
Give us a call regardless of your legal situation or income. We offer one hour of free consultation to discuss your case, what to expect at court, as well as explain our retainer agreement in detail. Depending on the case and specific situation, we are often able to offer payment plans on our legal fees, which are very competitive or discounted rates compared to other attorney firms you will find out there. In extreme cases, if you decide you cannot afford to hire a private attorney, we can help explain to you your rights as it relates to seeking appointed counsel. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by calling our office for more information.
At Law Office of Johnny Lai Inc., our utmost priority is to support and represent individuals facing criminal charges in the Greater Los Angeles area and the San Gabriel Valley in particular. No case is too small for us. Attorney Lai is happy to take on any case, from petty theft to driving on a suspended license. We will not stop working on your behalf until we have done absolutely everything in our power to bring a favorable resolution to your case.
Phone: (626) 447-2529
Johnny Lai is an experienced lawyer with many years of litigation experience in the Monrovia, El Monte and West Cobina area.
El Monte Courthouse
West Covina Courthouse
East Los Angeles Courthouse
Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
San Fernando Courthouse
Van Nuys Courthouse
Central Arraignment Courts
& many other Superior Courts throughout Southern California!