Suguru Takano

Partner, Daini Tokyo Bar Association

He registered as an attorney in 2009. Since then, he has mainly handled criminal cases at a law firm in Tokyo. In the same year that he registered as an attorney, the jury trial system started, and he felt that it was essential to learn courtroom skills in order to realize a trial that can be seen and heard in the courtroom, so he repeatedly attended courtroom defense skills training sessions. He continues to study and improve his skills.
He has a great deal of experience not only in post-indictment defense, including jury trials, but also in defense at the suspect stage. In particular, he has many successful cases in negotiating settlements, in which he has defended his clients’ rights to the fullest extent and has not forgotten to consider the other party. Because of his negotiating attitude, he has also been asked to negotiate compensation for damages on the victim’s side.
In order to share his experience, he has been a lecturer at many criminal defense-related training sessions for attorneys. In April 2022, he was appointed as a criminal defense instructor at the Legal Training and Research Institute, where he also teaches legal apprentices.

Education and Professional Background

2006 : Graduated from Hosei University Faculty of Law
Entered Chuo University Law School in the same year
2008 : Graduated from Chuo University School of Law
2009 : Registered as an attorney (62nd term)
Joined a law firm in Tokyo
2022 : Joined the firm