Y. Christopher Nagakawa


Phone: 877-500-8780
Fax: 612.341.0844
Email: Christopher.Nagakawa@zimmreed.com
Office: Los Angeles

Christopher Nagakawa is an attorney at Zimmerman Reed working in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He is a member of the consumer protection and employment law practice groups, representing individuals in various consumer privacy, breach of contract, and financial fraud cases.

Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a Deputy Attorney General of the California Department of Justice and Deputy City Attorney of the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office. He defended the State of California, City of Santa Monica, and city and state officials and employees. During his career, Chris also specialized in investigating and prosecuting fraud claims. He was solo or first-chair in numerous trials at both agencies and is an experienced litigator in state and federal courts, at the district and appellate levels.

Chris served as a proud member of the Glendale California and Los Angeles County Fire Departments. He remains a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters and the California Professional Firefighters Association.

He is licensed to practice before and is a member in good standing of the California State Bar.


  • California State Bar Association


  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law
  • B.A., University of California, Riverside