Rika M. Kido

Rika M. Kido

Irvine, California

Practice Admissions: United States District Court for the Central District of California and all of the courts in State of California

Ms. Kido graduated cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Political Science and Japanese in 2003. While at Middlebury, Ms. Kido actively participated in various student organizations, including the Middlebury Asian Student Organization and the International Student Organization. Ms. Kido studied abroad at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. Ms. Kido earned her Masters Degree in International Affairs in 2007 from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego. Ms. Kido attended the University of San Francisco, School of Law where she earned her J.D. in 2010. During law school, Ms. Kido was a Literary Editor for the USF Maritime Law Journal, Secretary of the International Law Society, and a participant in the 2009 Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition. Ms. Kido was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the highest grade in the following classes: Legal Research & Writing I, Legal Research & Writing II, and International Business Transactions.


Ms. Kido authored the “Marital Issues” topic for the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum’s Annual Fall Seminar in September 2015.  She also co-produced “JAWS: A Judges’ Discussion of Best Practices for Effective Advocacy Revisited” at the California Bankruptcy Forum’s 26th Annual Insolvency Conference held in May 2014.  Ms. Kido has co-authored “Operator, Can You Get Me an Extension? Extending the Automatic Stay to Non-Debtor Parties,” which was published in the California Bankruptcy Journal in 2010 and “Post-Default Enforcement of Rights Under UCC Financing which was published in the Orange County Bankruptcy Journal in September 2010. 


Ms. Kido is a member of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, the Orange County Bar Association and the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum.


Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Litigation


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2010
  • Middlebury College
    • B.A. cum laude - 2003
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • University of California, San Diego, CA
    • M.I.A. (International Relations and Economics) - 2007