Suguru Takano was admitted to the Japan Bar in 2009. Since then, he has mainly handled criminal cases at a law firm in Tokyo. In the same year that he was admitted, the jury trial system in Japan started, and he felt that it was essential to learn courtroom skills in order to realize trials that can be seen, heard and understood in the courtroom, so he repeatedly attended courtroom defense skills training sessions. To this day, 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, while at the same time showing consideration for the other party. Because of this attitude toward negotiations, he has also been engaged 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.