Paul Y. Kiyonaga

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Washington, Washington DC

Kiyonaga & Soltis, P.C.
Paul Y. Kiyonaga
Kiyonaga & Soltis, P.C.

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in Washington DC since: 1991

Education: Harvard Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

Kiyonaga & Soltis, P.C.

1827 Jefferson Pl NW
Washington, DC 20036 Visit website


Attorney Paul Y. Kiyonaga is a partner with Kiyonaga & Soltis, P.C., law firm in Washington, D.C. Widely regarded as among the top trial lawyers in his region, Mr. Kiyonaga has more than 31 years of total legal experience, and he provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater D.C. metro who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Employment law, including workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and other serious grievances
  • Criminal defense for all types of felonies and misdemeanors

Prior to establishing his own legal practice, Mr. Kiyonaga worked for years at another prominent firm in his area, where he focused primarily on civil litigation and international law. During this time, he litigated numerous complex corporate legal matters, honing his trial skills and establishing himself as an emerging leader in his field.

Among his most notable accolades, Mr. Kiyonaga has received designation from Washingtonian Magazine as among the best attorneys in Washington, D.C., for employment law, and he has earned many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many in his area during their times of dire need.

Drawing upon his extensive legal knowledge and experience, Mr. Kiyonaga currently serves on the adjunct legal faculty at Georgetown University Law Center, and he has appeared on CNN Español and other media outlets, where he has offered in-depth legal commentary on a variety of subjects. He has also served as co-chair of the Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section of the D.C. Bar.

A 1985 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mr. Kiyonaga obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1989. He holds his license to practice in New York as well as Washington, D.C.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense, General Litigation, International

Focus areas

Felony, Misdemeanor, Sexual Harassment

  • 60% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Criminal Defense
  • 10% General Litigation
  • 10% International

First Admitted: 1990, New York

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Educational Background:
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Honors: Morehead Scholar
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Faculty, Georgetown Law
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Paul Kiyonaga has served as Co-Chair of the DC Bar's Section on Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • , Best Attorneys in Washington, D.C. in Washingtonian Magazine, 2004

Office location for Paul Y. Kiyonaga

1827 Jefferson Pl NW
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-363-2776


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

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