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Adriana C. Quintero

Criminal defense Attorney at Cerritos, CA

5.0   13 reviews

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Adriana Quintero received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, double majoring in Political Science and Spanish. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Ms. Quintero attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, to gain the tools to fight for and give a voice to the vulnerable and underrepresented and pursue a career as a criminal defense attorney.

While in law school, Ms. Quintero was involved in campus organizations and the community. She worked as a research assistant for her Criminal Procedure professor, researching the interaction of Miranda rights and culture in criminal defense. Ms. Quintero also served as president of the La Raza Law Student Association, was a member of San Diego La Raza Lawyers, and regularly volunteered at naturalization clinics hosted by local non-profit organizations.

As a law student, Ms. Quintero held several legal internship and externship positions. While studying abroad in Santiago, Chile, Ms. Quintero interned with the Office of the Attorney General of Chile, where she co-authored an article published in a legal periodical in Chile and drafted informational pamphlets on the transition from the inquisitorial to adversarial system in Chile. Ms. Quintero also externed for two federal judges and a California appellate court justice, where she researched and drafted opinions and report and recommendations on both criminal and civil matters. She worked on various immigration matters with the non-profit organizations, Casa Cornelia Law Center and Employee Rights Center.

While waiting for California Bar Exam results, Ms. Quintero worked as a law clerk with the Riverside Public Defender’s office, where she conducted preliminary hearings, second-chaired a serious felony trial, and handled misdemeanor cases.

Ms. Quintero then began working as an associate attorney at a civil law firm, handling mainly public interest cases, including environmental, land use, and municipal cases. After that, Ms. Quintero worked as a deputy public defender with the Los Angeles County Public Defender, where she handled a variety of criminal cases and conducted preliminary hearings, litigated motions, and tried cases to verdict. Ms. Quintero left the Los Angeles County Public Defender in order to bring her passion and expertise in criminal and DUI defense law to Vadgama Law. 

Ms. Quintero is licensed to practice law in the state of California.  She is also a member of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and California DUI Lawyers Association.

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Licensed for 8 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Adriana C. Quintero
18000 Studebaker Rd Ste 700
Cerritos, CA, 90703-2684

Reviews

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Posted by Kevin | April 25, 2022
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The least I can do is give her 5 stars
Adriana is an absolute professional. When I got my DUI I had no idea what I was doing and she was there every step of the way. COVID pushed my court case back over a year but she continuously kept my informed and provided advice to complete my court ordered requirements. She was absolutely excellent 10/10
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Outcome and Incredibly Helpful
Adriana, through her expertise and skill, gained the minimum amount of punishment allowed by law in a matter that typically punishes the defendant more. I recommend Adriana and her firm to anyone who finds themselves as defendants in criminal and/or dui matters.
Posted by Johnny | July 18, 2021
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Best lawyer
Adriana helped me with a DUI I picked up. I had a high BAC and also crashed into a few cars so it was not just a simple case. Adriana worked with me to understand the process with DMV and court and guided me through it all. She always took my calls and was patient in answering my questions. She fought and got me a really sweet deal in court. I’m so glad I found her and her firm. Best lawyer ever. I would recommend her to anyone facing a DUI.
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Posted by Rich | April 30, 2021
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Got me the best deal imaginable
When I got my DUI last year I felt extremely stressed out and didn’t know what to do. Knowing that a public defender was likely not my best option I found Adriana who was there to answer every call and message and question that I had from the very beginning. The deal that she got me was absolutely amazing. I never plan on getting another DUI but if you find yourself with the same problem I highly recommend you choose her!!!
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Posted by Gabriela | March 19, 2021
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Adriana Quintero y Shakti las personas más profesionales y amables que Dios puso en nuestro camino para que nos ayudara a sacar a mi novio de la cárcel, siempre fue honesta con nosotros y cualquier duda que teníamos lo explico en inglés y español, nos explico los procesos y juicios en español ya que todo era en inglés, y gracias a su constancia y profesionalismo, juntando todas las pruebas a favor logró resolver el caso.
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Posted by Luis | March 19, 2021
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Abogado
Excelente servicio. Abogado Quintero se enfoca mucho en los casos. Excelente comunicación, como servicio. Me libro de la cárcel siendo indocumentado y me logro mantener en los estados unidos, cosa us era muy difícil para mi caso.
Posted by Phillip | June 23, 2020
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Took care of me every step of the way!
I got my first and last DUI in October of 2019. I was very scared and stressed out because I didn’t know what to expect. After my boss insisted that I hire a lawyer and not settle for a public defender, I submitted an online inquiry for legal representation and the first person to reach out to me was Shakti Vadgama. He was very informative and genuine - after further research I found that having a lawyer that has worked for the court house (Metro) where you are being tried is a good idea - Shakti told me about his partner Adriana Quintero and her prior experience. Once I hired them they got me set up with how to find AA meetings near me, took care of both the court and DMV cases, and got me the best deal possible for my case. I am very pleased with how they worked with me. Adriana even showed me where everything was at the court house that I needed to be aware of, what things to take care of, and has been responsive to my questions even after the case was already handle. I definitely recommend Adriana and Shakti if you need a lawyer to represent you... thanks again!
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Posted by Eric | February 16, 2020
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Excellent Lawyer
Adriana was very nice to work with, she got me a deal that was amazing. She asked me what outcome I was hoping for, and she delivered. I would highly recommend her to anyone! Thanks again Adriana!
Posted by KARINA | September 19, 2019
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AMAZING!!!!!
Words can not describe how grateful me and my husband are for Adriana. I couldnt have gone through our case without her. Always taking my calls, my text, answering all my questions. She did everything to guide us and help us get through it. SHE IS THE BEST! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING OUR LAWYER ADRIANA!
Posted by Alex | September 12, 2019
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Profesional
Very fortunate to have had Adriana represented me at a time when I needed her the most. Very professional and kind. Very attentive as well. Without her experience not sure what my outcome would’ve been. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Posted by Ghazal | August 31, 2019
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Smart, Compassionate, MUST hire
I recommend you hire Adrianna! She is smart, experienced and can be trusted. Her clients can trust and be open with her because she cares about them and the outcome of their case. She guides clients through the entire court process, discussing the best, worst and most likely outcome. This brings ease and peace of mind to the uncertainty of facing criminal charges, while defending them with passion, compassionate and expertise.
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Posted by Paul | August 11, 2019
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The Best
I got a second dui and was really scared. I had a bad lawyer for my first dui so I was going to use a public defender this time around. I ended up contacting Adriana's law firm and I talked to Shakti about my case. I liked that he was honest and straight forward about everything so I hired them. He assigned my case to Adriana and she was more than what I could have hoped for! She was so understanding and patient and she really knew her stuff. She didn't judge me and made me feel comfortable. She didn't back down when the prosectors were trying to give me a deal she didn't think was fair and she fought to get me a deal I didn't think I would get. She kept me posted about what was going on with my case and made everything so easy for me. I am very grateful to Adriana and I HIGHLY recommend her!
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Posted by Jessica | August 6, 2019
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Attorney
I had the pleasure of working with Adriana at the Public Defenders Office and let me say that she is a true advocate. Ms. Quintero gives quality representation for each client. She has strong trial and negotiating skills. She is diligent in her work and goes above and beyond for her clients.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Vadgama Law
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Vadgama Law
  • 2017 - 2021
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Law Office of the Los Angeles County Public Defender
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Briggs Law Corporation
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Volunteer Attorney, Post-Bar Law Clerk
  • Riverside County Public Defender's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Riverside County Public Defender's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
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Education

  • California Western SOL
  • N/A
  • Univ of California Berkeley
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • People v. R.M.
  • Case Dismissed
  • People v. R.B.
  • Acquitted of both charges
  • People v. H.
  • Acquitted of all charges

Associations

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese

Awards

  • Lawyers of Disctinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Justice Howard B. Weiner Scholarship
  • Justice Howard B. Weiner
  • 2013
  • Academic Achievement Award
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2012
  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Scholarship
  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
  • 2012
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Know Your Rights, Naturalization Clinic
  • Know Your Rights/Conozca Sus Derechos
  • 2018
  • Know Your Rights, Consultation Clinic
  • Know Your Rights/Conozca Sus Derechos
  • 2018
  • Careers in the Law
  • Careers in the Law
  • 2016
  • Bolivia: Ground Zero for the Rule of Law, International Legal Studies Program
  • International Law
  • 2014
  • ACESSO Capacitación, Proyecto ACCESO
  • Trial Techniques
  • 2014
  • Careers in International Law
  • Careers in International Law
  • 2013
  • International Legal Studies Program Informational Event
  • Informational Event
  • 2012
  • FTV Noticias, lunes 25 de julio de 2012
  • Interview Regarding Experience Working with the Office of the Attorney General of Chile
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a hardworking attorney. She would be a valuable advocate to have in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adriana is an excellent attorney. She cares for her clients and is smart and extremely professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the opportunity to work with Ms. Quintero for over a year. She's a passionate fighter and an excellent attorney who works hard to achieve the best results for her clients, whether she's negotiating a fair disposition or arguing for justice at trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Quintero cares about her clients and will always fight to obtain the best results. She is very respectful, diligent and talented."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"It is my pleasure to endorse attorney Adriana Quintero. She is an intelligent, dedicated and compassionate advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Quintero is resourceful, professional, intelligent, and passionate. These traits have helped her, and will continue to help her, succeed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adriana is one of the most committed and truly caring attorneys I have had the pleasure of knowing and observing practice. Not only is she personally invested in getting positive results for her clients, but she is always prepared and knowledgeable of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Ms. Quintero. I have known her to be one of the most knowledgable and aggressive defense attorneys in Southern California. If you are considering her for representation, rest assured that you are in excellent hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Quintero is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. Clients represented by her are in great hands."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adriana is a brilliant attorney. She is compassionate towards her clients and incredibly knowledgable in all areas of criminal/DUI defense work. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adriana has a rare level of experience, in the courtroom, with current Judges, fighting for all sorts of clients. She has defended hundreds of clients and is aware, on the ground level, of how the system works. She has a real passion for her clients and the work she performs, and you can see it in her work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adriana is a smart, talented and compassionate criminal defense lawyer. She fights for her clients rights, innocence and future. She has the experience, knowledge and skills to get results!"
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