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My firm is focused on providing individuals and business clients with personalized and outstanding legal representation.  Roughly 90% of our work involves litigated matters in the areas of personal injury, general business law / litigation and criminal defense.

My business related practice includes an outside general counsel service for small and medium size business clients who have a frequent need for legal assistance and guidance but don’t have the desire or means to hire an in house attorney on a full-time basis.

I have over 18 years of broad practice experience spanning multiple states.  I have litigated and tried cases in California, Texas and Washington. Before launching my own law firm, I was a partner with a national trial firm.

The Firm offers competitive hourly rates and where appropriate, fixed/flat fees and blended rates.  We also work under contingency arrangements on personal injury and selected business litigation matters.  Regardless of the case, we provide customized legal services that are reasonably priced, efficient and sophisticated for every client.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    19 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    19 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    12 years
  4. Business: 15%
    14 years



Hourly ($275-325/hour), contingent (33-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Ted B Wacker

    Edgar and I had a case against each other years ago. He is a very knowledgeable, experienced and hard-working attorney who takes his responsibility in representing his clients very seriously. You will be well represented by him.


    Ted Wacker Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Edgar. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


70 S. Lake Avenue, 10th Floor
Pasadena, CA, 91101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorney for 2015Pasadena Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Commissioner & Chair, Recreation & Parks CommissionCity of Pasadena2015 - Present
Principal AttorneyThe Gutierrez Firm2012 - Present
PartnerBowman & Brooke, LLP2002 - 2012
AssociateMeyers & McConnell2000 - 2002
AssociateParker Stanbury, LLP1998 - 2000
AttorneyL/O Kevin T. Barnes / L/O Joseph Antonelli1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pasadena Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Glendale Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
California BarN/A1997 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
California State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Law Day (Glendale High School)Law Practice and Legal Careers2014
Bar Associations & NetworkingLaw Practice Business Development2014
Presentation at 2011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering.Maneuvering the Minefield: Successfully Preparing for and Testifying at Corporate Employee Depositions.2011
Presentation to the NASP- Los Angeles ChapterFire Litigation: The Defense Perspective in Subrogation Cases.2007