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Ignascio Gallegos Camarena II

Family Attorney at San Jose, CA

4.8   17 reviews

also known as Ignascio Camarena

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ignascio

Learn Ignascio’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Child custody, parentage, child support, restraining orders

    9 years

  2. Criminal defense
    Serious felony and misdemeanor defense experience, including court and jury trials.

    22 years

  3. Real estate
    Broker and agent transactional advisor, seller and buyer litigation defense, construction defect defense, and contractor defense.

    22 years, 1 case

  4. Employment and labor
    Wage and hour, harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination claims

    9 years

  5. Personal injury
    Motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, work site injuries

    22 years

Ignascio G. Camarena II has extensive experience in all aspects of complex civil litigation and small business counseling. He specializes in the areas of employment, business, and personal injury litigation.


Mr. Camarena has successfully served as lead counsel in several court and jury trials. He has also arbitrated and mediated numerous complex cases through final resolution. In doing so, he has secured millions of dollars in judgments and effectively defended clients against multimillion dollar claims.. 


Supreme Court of California

United States District Court, Southern, Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of CA

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

United States Court of International Trade


111 N. Market Street
Ste 300
San Jose, CA, 95113

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  17 customer reviews
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Posted by Matthew | March 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Ignascio Camarena's expertise in corporate law is unmatched. His strategic brilliance and commitment to my company's success set him apart. Ignascio's accessibility, responsiveness, and creative approach make him the go-to legal partner for any business. I confidently recommend him for his exceptional ability to safeguard and contribute to the growth of companies. With Ignascio, your corporate legal matters are in capable hands.
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Posted by Lance | March 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Legal Representation
I cannot speak highly enough of Ignascio Camarena's legal expertise and dedication. Ignascio has been instrumental in navigating my companies through complex corporate law matters, labor disputes, and intricate contract negotiations. His in-depth knowledge, strategic approach, and meticulous attention to detail have consistently delivered favorable outcomes for my business ventures. Ignascio's professionalism, responsiveness, and unwavering commitment to protecting my company's interests make him an invaluable asset. I wholeheartedly recommend Ignascio Camarena to any business seeking exceptional legal representation.
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Posted by Sameer | September 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You're the Best!
Someone I know got in trouble which he didn't even committed , we didn't know where to turn . We had consulted with a couple of Lawyers but then I found Ignascio G. Camarena & discussed his case with him . He is diligent , he minimized his case to where everyone had told me that would not be possible. With his relationship inside the court it made our case very strong. Ignascio was available all the time and able to provide the quick update/ status on the case. Ignascio is one of the pioneer attorney- always having solution. He is knowledgeable, consistent, and hard working. Very good in replying to calls or texts. Thank you Ignascio for being such an awesome lawyer on his case you are HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended and I will say you worked hard/smart and made us a happy client. I never expected this type of service. He really saved the family. Best lawyer we could as for it. Thank you again Ignascio for being you and showing your commitment to your clients. Cheers & You're the Best!
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Response from Ignascio Camarena October 3, 2016
Thank you Sameer. I am very happy to have been able to help you and your family through this trying time.
Posted by anonymously | March 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer! Highly recommended!
Ignascio cares about your cases. He is very responsive and explain things very well. He is also very responsible for my case. Keeps the communication with DA and explain why I am innocent. He helped me to get my case dismissed. Thank you Ignascio!
Posted by Bic | September 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All in 1
An attorney with compassion and integrity is a rare find. You will find such traits with Ignascio. I have recommended and hired Ignascio for his services in both business disputes, intellectual property and personal property claims. His diverse knowledge & services have given me the peace of mind needed to conduct day to day business operations. Thanks Ignascio for your continued consultation.
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Posted by dan | August 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Solid multi-purpose lawyer in silicon valley
Ignascio has handled various needs for me over time related to business formation and contracts. I would describe his service as professional, prompt, and courteous.
Posted by Alex | August 21, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Attorney
Ignascio was amazing at getting back to me in an extremely timely manner. Incredibly informative and got me out of a bind in no time at all. He is the best Attorney I have come across and would recommend no other.
Posted by Larry | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Nothing but praise for Ignascio's services. A lawyer's office is not my favorite place to be but he made me feel at ease from the second we started talking. Wasn 't sure there was much he would be able to do considering the circumstances of my case. But everything went better than expected. He called when he said he would and kept me informed throughout the whole process. Ignascio gave me a more than reasonable rate but most importantly was able to negotiate a deal far beyond anything I expected. My kids and I owe him in a major way. Because of his work, I did not lose everything and will not be away from my kids like I was sure I would be. I would feel comfortable referring anybody I know to him. Can't say enough how grateful I am for his hard work and professionalism. It's had a huge impact on my life.
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Posted by JC | February 12, 2015
Ignacio Camarena
When I got charged for my second DUI case I knew getting an attorney was what I needed to do. I talked to a lot of attorneys, "shopping around" to see who would fit my budget and would really help my case. I can honestly say Ignacio was the only one that gave me the best quality information, leveling up my awareness on the specifics of my case, what to expect, how to improve the situation, what can happen afterwards etc, and all for a great price! He was just all around helpful, caring, very accommodating, and easy to work with! Thank you so much Ignacio, I greatly appreciate all your help!
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Posted by Monica | February 12, 2015
Praise to Ignascio
I was very pleased with the services that Ignascio provided. He was very thorough and always accessible. I admired his response times to any and all of my questions, comments and concerns. Adding his personal insight to the situation made me, at many times, feel at ease.
Posted by Dominic | February 11, 2015
Quality you can trust
Ignascio helped me resolve my court issues without any additional stress or hassle. He was responsive to all my inquiries and handled my case with great technical knowledge and know-how. His fees are beyond reasonable and the overall experience was top notch. I would recommend him to anyone in need of legal counsel.
Posted by Jerry | September 28, 2014
Thorough, professional, and personable
Ignascio is personable, thorough, and professional. He helped me in two separate cases and achieve two favorable outcomes. Each time we met he was attentive and asked many questions to ascertain as much relevant information as possible. His experience and knowledge of the law allowed him to tailor the best case for me. In the court room he is firm, confident, able to observe rules of the court and is always respectful towards the judge (which always helps). I hope I never find myself in legal matters again, but if I do the first person I'll call is Ignascio Camarena!
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Posted by Rebecca | September 25, 2014
harassment case
I hired Ignascio almost over a year ago for a civil harassment case. This was not the typical case he usually takes, but I'm glad he still decided to represent me. We ultimately won our case ending in a 2 year restraining in my favor. Everything was easy for me with Ignascio.
Posted by Mauricio | September 22, 2014
Straight to the point!
Ignascio does not cut corners and gets straight to the point! I have known him and worked with him since 2005. Results oriented all the way.
Posted by Dennis | November 16, 2010
highly responsive
I have been a client and have referred some of my clients to Ignascio and have been very pleased with the way in which he handles cases and clients
Posted by Matt | November 11, 2010
A fine lawyer indeed
I've worked with Ignascio for the past several months and have nothing but great experiences to pass on. He is attentive, politically savvy, and has that instinctive esquire grasp of the situation in tandem with the working reality of the case or matter at hand. Whether it's my client's new immediate action high rise fire case or the product suit, he performs equally well. Perhaps the best facet of Ignascio is that he relays your options and doesn't sugar coat the circumstances, and for an insurance operation, that is absolutely crucial.
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Posted by Maria | December 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Not recommended
This attorney falls short of expectations as they lack the willingness to advocate vigorously on your behalf. Instead, they tend to settle for less and charge higher fees than initially communicated. It is worth noting that although this attorney's reviews appeared positive, closer inspection revealed a limited number of reviews, which should be considered a warning sign. I hope this review remains accessible to prevent others from making the same costly mistake of investing thousands of dollars in an attorney who fails to deliver results.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 395-475 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • 2018 - Present
  • Civil Case Early Settlement Conference Neutral
  • Santa Clara Co. Superior Court
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Foley & Mansfield
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Dimalanta Clark, LLP
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Senior Associate
  • Bustamante O'Hara & Gagliasso PC
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Associate
  • The Nexus Law Group LLP
  • 2002 - 2004
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  • Golden Gate University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • San Jose State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Verdejo v. Lennar Homes of California, Inc. et a.
  • Secured judgment in favor of plumbing client upon demurrer to cross-complaint for indemnity
  • Misif, et al. v. University Foods, LLC, et al.
  • Settled after filing of complaint
  • Hennessy v. City of San Jose, et al.
  • Settled in favor of plaintiff
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  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Santa Clara La Raza Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • California State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers Organization
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • High School Class Presentation
  • Path to a Legal Career
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (24)
Endorse Ignascio
Litigation Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ignascio exhibits tenacity and the ability to think fast on his feet. His professionalism and the dedication that he provides to his clients was always evident."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart and talented! You can count on Mr. Camarena to give you solid advice and representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ignascio Gallegos Camarena II. Hard working and aggressive attorney who is dedicated to the success of his clients. Respected by his colleagues within the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ignascio. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Criminal defense
Corporate and incorporation
Criminal defense
Lawsuits and disputes
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Defective and dangerous products
Defective and dangerous products
Construction and development
Divorce and separation
Criminal defense
Class action