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Academic Achievements

In 2000 Mr. Aparicio received his Bachelor of Arts Degree
from Claremont McKenna College (“CMC”) with a Concentration in Business, Public
Policy, and Public Law, while serving as Research Fellow for both the prestigious
Kravis Leadership and Pacific Researchers Institutes.  Mr. Aparicio served as an intern for Senator Dianne
Feinstein in Los Angeles and the Senator’s Chief Judiciary Counsel in Washington


In 2003
Mr. Aparicio received his Juris Doctor Degree from UC Hastings College of the
Law (“Hastings”).  Mr. Aparicio received
a Certificate in Taxation from the renowned Hastings Tax Department, as well as
both the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence from the Witkin Legal Institute
and the Excellence of the Future Award from the Center for Computer-Assisted
Legal Instruction. 



In 2000
Mr. Aparicio worked as a Legal Analyst for Ajalat, Polley, Ayoob & Matarese,
California’s premier law firm for State and Local Taxes, analyzing State Board
of Equalization and Franchise Tax Board positions regarding a variety of
franchise, business and property taxes. 
Mr. Aparicio participated in landmark multi-million dollar settlements
with the City of San Francisco ($69 Million) and City of Oakland ($2 Million) resulting
from each city’s unconstitutional business license tax.    

In 2001
Mr. Aparicio externed with Presiding Justice Roger Boren of the California
Court of Appeal.  He worked closely with Justice
Boren to understand the inner workings of analyzing and drafting appellate
opinions addressing both criminal and civil litigation.  


2002, Mr. Aparicio worked as an associate with Best, Best & Krieger
covering public law, natural resources, corporate transactions, and taxation.

2003, as a result of his academic record, legal writing skills, and impressive work
ethic, Presiding Justice Boren of the California Court of Appeal, awarded Mr.
Aparicio a semester clerkship for academic credit.   


2004, Mr. Aparicio joined Edison ESI (“ESI”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Southern California Edison.  He spent the
next six years managing risk and negotiating nearly $80 Million dollars of
third-party utility contracts.  In 2007,
ESI named Mr. Aparicio the chair of both the Internal Controls Committee and
Risk Management Council, the youngest employee ever at either position.  Mr. Aparicio also received certificates in Project
Management and Frontline Leadership.



2005, Mr. Aparicio joined the Claremont McKenna College Alumni Association
Board of Directors, and serves on the Executive Committee.  In 2008, CMCAA named him Chief Financial
Officer, the youngest ever at the position. 

Aparicio is a former director for the St. Nicholas Orthodox Christian
Elementary School and Child Care Advisory Board.    


Mr. Aparicio is a past
Vice-Chairman of Antiochian Archdiocese Parish Life Conference

Mr. Aparicio is an avid supporter of numerous charitable
organization in California which include


Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles

Monterey Aquarium

Aquarium of the Pacific

Pantages Theater

Norton Simon

FORUS Foundation



Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
  2. Contracts: 15%
  3. Franchising: 15%
  4. Corporate: 15%
  5. Estate Planning: 5%



Hourly ($315-350/hour), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph James Huprich

    I endorse this lawyer. Adam shows an incredible aptitude for corporate law and transnational work. I have referred my own clients to him and they all report back tremendous satisfaction with his services.


    Joseph Huprich Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rogelio O. Vega

    Mr. Aparicio is a great resource in the areas of business, negotiation and franchising. I found his insight and expertise extraordinarily helpful on more than one occasion and I highly recommend him as a resource for others.


    Rogelio Vega Construction and development Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Aparicio Law

959 E. Colorado Boulevard
Suite 217
Pasadena, CA, 91106


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Frontline Leadership Program CertificateSouthern California Edison2008
TDBU Project Management Program CertificateSouthern California Edison2007
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence--Trial AdvocacyWitkin Legal Institute2002
Excellence for the Future Award--Trial AdvocacyCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalAdam C. Aparicio, Attorney at Law2009 - Present
Risk ManagerEdison ESI2007 - 2010
Contract ManagerSouthern California Edison2006 - 2007
Contract ManagerEdison ESI2004 - 2006
Legal Research AnalystAjalat, Polley, Ayoob & Matarese2003 - 2004
Extern / Semester ClerkCalifornia Court of Appeal, Presiding Justice Roger Boren2003 - 2003
Summer AssociateBest Best & Krieger2002 - 2002
ExternCalifornia Court of Appeal, Presiding Justice Roger Boren2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Glendale Estate Planning CouncilAttorney Member2013 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Business and Corporations Law SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
State Bar of California, Business Law SectionMember2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
State Bar of California, Taxation SectionMember2009 - 2011
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates SectionMember2009 - 2011
Claremont McKenna College Alumni AssociationChief Financial Officer2008 - 2009
Saint Nicholas Orthodox Christian Cathedral SchoolAdvisory Board2005 - 2007
Claremont McKenna College Alumni AssociationExecutive Committee2005 - 2008
Claremont McKenna College Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors2005 - 2012
UC Hastings College of the Law 1066 FoundationMember2004 - 2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawTaxationJD - Juris Doctor2003
Claremont McKenna CollegeGovernment and LeadershipBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Parental EducationBasic Estate Planning2014
Parental EducationGuardianship2014
Glendale Estate Planning Council Speakers' ForumHow not to strike out as an Estate Planner--McCourt Case Study2013
2013 Tax Practitioners' ConferenceRecent Developments in Trusts and Estate Planning2013
2012 Tax Practitioners' ConferenceA Case Study: McCourt Divorce2012
Parental Education--New Baby ClassEstate Planning2011
Parental EducationEstate Planning and Guardianship2011
Parental Class--GeneralEstate Planning and Guardianship2011
Parent Education--New Baby ClassEstate Planning2010
Parent EducationEstate Planning and Guardianship2010
MOMS Club RoundtableEstate Planning2009