Ms. Kuyateh is a former prosecutor, experienced litigator and zealous advocate having handled a wide range of criminal, family, immigration and defense for Fortune 500 companies. A trailblazer entrepreneur attorney, wife, mother and mentor to others, Ms. Kuyateh founded Kuyateh Law Group to turn her advocacy into her personal ministry serving domestic violence and human trafficking victims, families dealing with family and immigration law issues and empowering others with sound estate planning that protects their assets and peace of mind.
She was born in Mexico and immigrated to the the U.S. at a young age where she was raised by a single mom and eventually a Vietnam war veteran. Often referred to as a “Wonder Woman” both in and out of the courtroom for her passion for standing strong as a voice for the voiceless and advocating for the rights of others.
Throughout her career, she has handled a wide range of cases ranging from private criminal defense, family law and immigration matters to large insurance defense cases for Fortune 500 companies and public entities. Ms. Kuyateh is a published scholar on Federal Indian Law and holds lobbying experience at both the state and federal levels. A former prosecutor, Ms. Kuyateh has handled hundreds of criminal trials.
Ms. Kuyateh earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Davis, with double majors in Psychology (Social-Personality emphasis) and Chicano/a Studies (Social-Policy emphasis). She then earned her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego where she distinguished herself as a Criminal Law Fellow, a published scholar on violence against women, and with her work at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., Immigration Center for Women and Children, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, ABA Immigration Justice Program, and the San Diego Superior Court. Ms. Kuyateh also completed studies in International Human Rights and International Family Law in France at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Faculté de Droit et Science Politique.
Before pursuing law school, she aided families in need and conducted child abuse investigations in Sacramento County where she won several awards for her efforts in the Latino community. She has co-founded and served as President of numerous organizations. As dedicated member of the community, Ms. Kuyateh holds numerous leadership and public service recognition awards from various organizations and public officials.