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Raul Coretana Sabado

also known as Professor Sabado, Raul Sabado

About me

RAUL C. SABADO is a skilled trial attorney, litigator, and professor who will be genuinely and aggressively dedicated to your interests.  He has represented nearly ten thousand clients and has had experience in criminal, civil, family, and administrative law courts throughout Southern California.  In addition to practicing law, Raul Sabado teaches trial advocacy at the LaVerne College of Law and criminal justice at Cal. State Polytechnic, Univ., Pomona.


In charge of the family law and estate planning division of the office is attorney ORSOLYA F. SABADO.  She has years of experience in child custody, support, divorce, probate, estate planning, and business law cases.  Prior to joining the office she practiced law as the second-in-command at the Child Support Services Office in the county of San Bernardino.  


Sabado & Associates is a professional law corporation specializing in the fields of criminal defense, family law, personal bankruptcy, and estate planning.  Our service areas include Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange counties.  Our main office is located in Claremont and we have a satellite offices in Covina, Cerritos, Pasadena, Rancho Cucamonga, and Redlands.  


Our offices are always available to you, your family and friends because sometimes even really good people need really good lawyers.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
    12 years, 15 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    12 years, 6 thousand cases
  3. Family: 10%
    10 years
  4. Domestic Violence: 5%
    12 years, 2.5 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Georgina Lepe

    Mr. Sabado is a great attorney. I have known him for about 7 years and without hesitation I always recommend him to family and friends. I feel so confident in his work, that I would definitely hire him to represent my immediate family members if they were to encounter any legal issues down the road.


    Georgina Lepe Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Nicole Quijano Valera

    I worked with Raul for several years and have known him to be a hard working, dedicated, and skilled trial attorney. He cares deeply for his clients and will diligently work up their cases to try and get them the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Raul Sabado.


    Nicole Valera DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Sabado & Associates

678 S. Indian Hill Blvd., Suite 210
Claremont, CA, 91711

Law Offices of Sabado & Associates

1109 W. San Bernardino Rd., Suite 240
Covina, CA, 91722

Law Offices of Sabado & Associates

9431 Haven Ave., Suite 100
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730

Law Offices of Sabado & Associates

1055 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA, 91107



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2014
2013 Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2013
Dedicated Service AwardLos Angeles County Public Defender's Office2012
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo.com2012
Scholarship RecipientAmerican Bar Association & National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
Scholarship RecipientNational Contract Management Association2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ArbitratorSan Gabriel Valley Attorney Referral Service2013 - Present
PresidentSabado & Associates, A Profession Law Corporation2013 - Present
PresidentLaw Offices of Raul C. Sabado, APLC2012 - Present
General CounselURBAN Teens Exploring Technology2011 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona2003 - Present
Trial LawyerLos Angeles County Public Defender's Office2005 - 2011
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Guerrero & Chan, LLP2004 - 2005
Legal AssistantVeatch, Carlson, Grogan & Nelson2002 - 2004
Law ClerkMonterey County Public Defender's Office2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Gabriel Valley Lawyer Referral ServicePresident2016 - Present
San Gabriel Valley Lawyer Referral ServiceBoard Member2015 - Present
Philippine American Bar Association of Los AngelesAttorney Member2015 - Present
U.S. District Court - Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2014 - Present
Eastern Bar Association of Los Angeles CountyAttorney Member2013 - Present
San Gabriel Valley Attorney Referral ServiceAttorney Member2013 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Team Chapter - West Covina / South HillsVice President2012 - Present
Western San Bernardino County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2012 - Present
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionAttorney Member2011 - Present
California State BarAttorney Member2004 - Present
California Faculty AssociationFaculty Member2004 - Present
San Gabriel Valley Bar Lawyer Referral ServicePresident2016 - 2017
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. M.B.Reduced to infraction and fine.
People v. I.G.Felony DUI Dismissed
People v. E.F.Domestic violence charges dismissed. Client keep his professional license.
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Publication nameTitleDate
California State Univ., Class MaterialsStrategies for Direct Examinations2012
California State Univ., Class MaterialsStrategies for Cross Examination2012
California State Univ., Class MaterialsAdvanced Evidence Primer (FRE)2006
California State Univ., Class MaterialsClosing Argument Tips2005
California State Univ., Class MaterialsOpening Statement Tips2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityN/AJuris Doctor2004
California State Polytechnic University, PomonaEconomicsBachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Stages of Criminal Prosecution (Continuing Education)Stages of Criminal Prosecution (Continuing Education)2015
TEAM Network MeetingSometimes Even Good People Get Into Trouble2013
TEAM Network Lunch8 Common Criminal Law Myths2013
Introduction to Public Law - Political Science Dept. (Spring 2013)Public Law2013
Fall Quarter 2013Mock Trial2013
Court Interpreter and American Translator Continuing EducationThe US Legal System: Trial Courts2013
Spring Quarter 2012American Judiciary2012
Introduction to Public Law - Political Science Dept. (Fall 2012)Public Law2012
Introduction to Public Law - Political Science Dept. (Fall 2012)Public Law2012
Fall Quarter 2012Mock Trial2012
Introduction to Public Law - Political Science Dept. (Spring 2011)Public Law2011
"Ask a Lawyer" SeriesIs Law School Right For You?2010
Juvenile Fitness Hearings - WIC 707(a)Juvenile Fitness Hearing - Continuing Legal Education2008
Arguing Common Trial Objections - MCLECalifornia Evidence2008
Political Science DepartmentAdvanced Trial Skills2007
"Ask a Lawyer" Series LectureKnow Your Rights In a DUI Investigation2007
Political Science DepartmentTrial Skills2004
"Ask a Lawyer" Series LectureHow to Get Into and Survive Law School2004