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
Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (10%)
Cash, Check, Credit card
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I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer! He is very knowledgeable and a leader in his field. All the bankruptcy attorneys in our area consult with him when we encounter Fair Debt Collection and Credit Reporting issues. He is competent and personable as well.
August Bullock Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I enthusiastically recommend Balam Letona to anybody looking for a consumer protection attorney. I first met Balam roughly 15 years ago when he came to the East San Jose Community Law Center as a clinical law student. He proved to be one of the most capable students I have supervised in my twenty years at the Law Center. He was always a zealous advocate for each of his clients. He demonstrated a keen intellect, and was truly a pleasure to work with. Since graduating from law school, Balam has become well-known for achieving outstanding results for his clients. He is now one of the most respected consumer protection attorneys in the State of California. I recommend him without hesitation.
Scott Maurer Consumer protection Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
|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|
|Monterey County Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Santa Cruz County Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||N/A||2002 - Present|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Mary Basich v. Patenaude & Felix, APC 2013 WL 1755484||Summary Judgment Granted In Part|
|Holman v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc. 2012 WL 1496203||Class Certification Granted|
|Narcizo Zavala Guillen v. Bank of America Corporation #CV10-05825 EJD||Demurrer Denied|
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|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|
|Identity Theft and Credit Reporting Problems KHDC 90.9 FM||Identity Theft||2015|
|Identity Theft: Scourge of Millions -Introduction to Identity Theft in Civil Practice||Identity Theft||2013|