Kristen N. Gozawa is an attorney at KMFM, where she practices in the areas of civil litigation, criminal defense, and general liability and casualty.
Ms. Gozawa majored in Political Science at San Diego State University. Ms. Gozawa earned her Juris Doctor from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law, and graduated first in her class. Ms. Gozawa received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in seven subjects, and the Faculty Merit Scholarship Award.
During law school, Ms. Gozawa was selected to participate in the Moot Court Honors Program, and competed in the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament in San Diego, California. She also competed in the Richard Abbe Moot Court Competition in Ventura, California at the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District, Division Six, and was selected Best Oral Advocate.
Ms. Gozawa served as a legal extern for the Los Angeles County Bar Association and San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program, Domestic Violence Clinic. Ms. Gozawa received the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services and the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program Distinguished Service Award. Ms. Gozawa also served as a legal extern for the United States Marine Corps, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Legal Assistance Division, where she assisted members of the armed forces and their families with various legal matters.
Ms. Gozawa is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of West Los Angeles School of Law (UWLA). She is the supervising professor for UWLA’s Special Needs Legal Clinic where she oversees and coaches law students in providing support to families with children with physical and/or mental disabilities.
Ms. Gozawa is a member of Board of Directors of the South Central Los Angeles Regional Center. She is also an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Japanese American Bar Association, and American Bar Association.
Ms. Gozawa was admitted to the California Bar in 2014, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.
When away from work, Ms. Gozawa can be found at the movies or spending time with her family. She is also a certified PADI Open Water Diver.