Dale Minami is a partner with Minami, Lew and Tamaki in San Francisco, specializing in personal injury and entertainment law. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1972 and is also admitted to practice in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California , the U.S. Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1968. He received his J.D. in 1971 from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California.
Mr. Minami’s practice focuses on the area of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death and has obtained verdict and settlements of over $1 million. Mr. Minami was selected as one of the Super Lawyers for 2004 and 2005 in the Personal Injury category and one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers for Northern California.
Mr. Minami has served as a member of the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, the California Attorney General's Asian Pacific Advisory Committee, the State Bars Commission on Judicial Nominee's Evaluation, Senator Barbara Boxer's Judicial Screening Committee which made recommendations for Federal Judicial Appointments and was appointed by President Clinton as Chair of the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund in January, 1996.
In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Minami has received numerous awards including the American Bar Association’s 2003 Thurgood Marshall Award, the 2003 ACLU Civil Liberties Award, an honorary Juris Doctor degree from the McGeorge School of Law, designation of a dormitory at the University of California at Santa Cruz as the "Queen Liliuokalani-Minami" Dormitory, and awards from other organizations.