Bruce Iwasaki

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Bruce Iwasaki

Bruce Iwasaki is a Los Angeles lawyer and activist. He was appointed to the LA County Superior Court by Governor Jerry Brown in 2012. He is the son of Sumi Iwasaki.

He was a Senior Partner of Lim, Ruger & Kim, LLP’s Litigation Practice Group

Mr. Iwasaki has handled a wide variety of complex commercial and tort litigation in both state and federal courts including environmental litigation, business and commercial disputes, fraud, and consumer class actions. He has been a partner of the Lim Ruger firm since 2006.

Prior to joining Lim Ruger, Mr. Iwasaki served as the Executive Director at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA), the oldest and largest law firm serving the underserved in California.

From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Iwasaki worked at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in litigation after beginning his career in public service for the San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services.[1]


Through 1972, Gidra was undergoing more changes, "but the most significant was that we began a study group of our own. At our first meeting on April 7, we talked about what we wanted to learn from the study. Evelyn wanted the answer to the question, "How does Gidra fit into the overall Movement?" Bruce Iwasaki hungered for "facts-concrete knowledge of concepts like 'imperialism '-some kind of objective body of knowledge." Steve said that "our life-styles and behavioral patterns are expressions of our ideologies. I want to see how I fit into Gidra and the Movement." And so it went."

Gidra, April 1974

Gidra was edited by a changing, non-hierarchical collective that included individuals like Mike Murase, Doug Aihara, Evelyn Yoshimura, Steve Tatsukawa, and Bruce Iwasaki, along with a roster of talented graphic designers and artists that included Alan Takemoto, Dean Toji, David Monkawa, and Glenn Iwasaki.

1974 Gidra staff were Doug Aihara, Glen Iwasaki, Alan Ota, Bruce Iwasaki, Alan Takemoto, David Monkawa, Linda Fujikawa, Mike Murase Jeff Furumura, Evelyn Yoshimura, Dean Toji, Steve Tatsukawa, Carrie Furuya.

Contributors to the final April 1974 issue of the Maoist journal Gidra were Tommy Lo, Tom Hayden, Sam Rhee, Judy Chu, Carrie Furuya, Peter Hata, Seigo Hayashi, Tomo Hisamoto, Tamiko Hirano, Eddie Ikuta, Stuart Iwasaki, Miller Jew, Duane Kubo, Dan Kuramoto, June Okida Kuramoto, Sharon Machida, Danny Matsumura, Ken Minamiji, Amy Murakami, Scott Nagatani, Teri Nitta, Alan Ohashi, Henry Omori, Linda Iwataki Omori, Merle Oyadomori, Susie Partridge, Val Sakanoi, Laura Tokunaga, Richard Tokunaga, Brian Wakano, Jerry Wong, Eddie Wong, Mike Yamamoto, Mike Yanagita, Jeff Furumura, Lawson Inada, .Shin'ya Ono, Pat Sumi, Linda Iwataki Omori, Evelyn Yoshimura, Richard Tokunaga, Alan Takemoto, Ken Minamiji, Alan Ohashi, Ed Ikuta, Glen Iwasaki, Steve Tatsukawa, Alan Ota, Mike Yamamoto, Bill Watanabe, Doug Aihira, Mo Nishida, Peter Hata, Song Fong, Bruce Iwasaki.

Unity LA

According to Unity, newspaper of the Unity Organizing Committee, June 1992, Bruce Iwasaki ,a lawyer and Japanese community activist, and Don Stephenson, a political aide in South central Los Angeles, were both members of Unity Los Angeles.

East Wind

In 1985 Contributing Editors to the League of Revolutionary Struggle Asian journal East Wind included:

LOS ANGELES: Bruce Iwasaki, attorney and former staff of Gidra; Miya Iwataki, National Coalition for Redress/Reparations; Linda Mabalot, executive director, Visual Communications; Lillian Nakano, Nation Coalition for Redress/Reparations, Alan Nishio, National Coalition for Redress/Reparations; Philip Veracruz, Filipino labor organizer and past vice-president of the United Farm Workers Union; Evelyn Yoshimura, Little Tokyo Service Center.

Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress

Nikkei for Civil Rights & RedressBoard of Directors, 2002;

Board members

Board members of the Advancement Project, as of March 2013;[3]