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Practice areas

  1. Wills: 25%
    5 years, 15 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    6 years, 70 cases
  3. Trusts: 20%
    5 years, 10 cases
  4. Family: 15%
  5. Other: 15%
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Hourly ($50-250/hour), contingent (20-33%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2012 Top ContributorAVVO2012
Pro Bono HonorsThomas Jefferson School of Law2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Office of Juarez and Schaeffer2011 - Present
Certified Legal InternSan Diego Public Defender's Office2010 - 2010
Law ClerkWinet Patrick & Weaver2009 - 2009
Data Archive and Recovery SpecialistKyocera-Wireless1999 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association BarristersN/A2011 - Present
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science National Honors AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Criminal Assault and BatteryAcquittal
Theft / EmbezzlementSplit
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Whittier CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Knox Middle SchoolConflict Resolution2012