My parents are hardworking Guatemalan immigrants. They raised me and my four siblings in Union City, CA and for a time in Gilroy, CA.
My parents taught me the value of hard work, respect for others and to love family. I grew up with a lot of cousins, aunts, and uncles. Some of those folks are blood-related and others aren’t, but my parents never saw any difference and neither do I. When you visit my office or become a client I hope to treat you with the same warmth and caring that I learned from my family.
There are many reasons I chose to become an attorney, but what I’ve learned over time is that it’s my love of people and their own story that sustains me. I will take the time to listen to you, learn your story and let you know if I can help.
I started my own law office with the purpose of helping normal people solve problems that may seem hopeless. Contact me. I hope I can take the weight off your shoulders.
The first consultation is free. Most of the cases I take I don’t charge any attorney fees up front, but if the case settles or we win at trial then you agree to pay me.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 2003
Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Commitment Award||Katherine and George Alexander Community Law Center||2007|
|Teacher||elementary school||1997 - 1999|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||N/A||N/A|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||N/A||N/A|
|Santa Cruz County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Monterey County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Manuel Fausto et.al. v. Credigy Services Corp. 598 F.Supp.2d 1049||Summary judgment denied. Plaintiff verdict at trial.|
|Mary Basich v. Patenaude & Felix, APC 2013 WL 1755484||Summary Judgment Granted In Part|
|Narcizo Zavala Guillen v. Bank of America Corporation #CV10-05825 EJD||Demurrer Denied|
|Santa Cruz Sentinel||Three years after becoming a victim of ID theft, Freedom man's battle wages on||2012|
|Santa Cruz Sentinel||Former Freedom man reaches settlement in identity theft case||2012|
|Santa Clara Univ SOL||Law||law||2003|
|Univ of California Berkeley||Political Science||undergraduate||1997|