Yuka Nishino

Senior Associate, Member of Tokyo Bar Association

Yuka Nishino works in our Citizens and Litigation Practice Groups.  She is a very experienced litigator in both civil and domestic affairs cases, and also well versed in conciliation procedure for domestic affairs at family courts.  

Her other specialties include school law. She works extensively, or almost daily, on legal issues involving educational institutions, and frequently serves as an outside third-party member of internal committees of a university, which are tasked with factual investigation and legal analysis of grievances of harassments and abusive behavior and/or other improper conducts on campus.  

Ms. Nishino views the law of minors as her lifework and is active in defending the rights of minors and children. Appointed by district court and family court, she regularly serves as a bankruptcy trustee and a guardian for a minor or an incapacitated adult. 

Education and Professional Background

2012 : Graduated from Sophia University, Faculty of Law
2014 : Graduated from Waseda Law School
2016 : Registered as attorney at law

Practice Areas

Divorce, inheritance, cases related to children’s rights, contract drafting, corporate legal affairs, traffic accidents, general civil cases including claims for damages, criminal cases, compensation for nuclear damages and other general legal affairs.

Membership and Official Positions

Incorporated Non-profit Organization Stop Bullying! Navi
New-Member Activities Committee, Tokyo Bar Association
Special Committee on Children’s Human Rights and Juvenile Law, Tokyo Bar Association
Academic Advisor, Waseda Law School
Member of the Steering Committee, Save Fukushima Children Lawyers’ Network (SAFLAN)


“What School Lawyers Can Do,” Nippon Hyoronsha, 2019 (co-author)
“Q&A Business Succession Practices for Various Corporations,” Shin Nihon Hoki, 2020 (co-author)
Methods for 21 Criminal Cases,” Dai-Ichi Hoki, 2020 (co-author)
Methods for 21 Maintenance and Execution Cases,” Dai-Ichi Hoki, 2021 (co-author)
Lawyer CASE FILE I,” Asayokai, 2021 (co-author)
Child Abuse Prevention and Legal Practice Manual (7th Edition),” Akashi Shoten, 2021 (co-author)
Methods for 21 Harassment Cases,” Daiichi Hoki, 2022 (co-author)
Introduction to Juvenile Law for Juveniles,” Shunposha, 2022 (supervisor)


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