Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm

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Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm

LA's Most Experienced, Effective and Trustworthy Criminal and DUI Defense Firm

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm

Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm

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LA's Most Experienced, Effective and Trustworthy Criminal and DUI Defense Firm

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

Firm Overview

Criminal or DUI charges can be frightening and confusing, but an experienced attorney can help you navigate these serious charges. At Vadgama Law, we seek to provide clients with experienced, effective, and trustworthy representation, and our track record has earned us a reputation as one of the top criminal and DUI defense law firms in Los Angeles County and Southern California. Our attorneys have over 20 years of combined experience practicing criminal and DUI defense, and we have successfully negotiated and litigated thousands of criminal and DUI cases in each courthouse throughout Los Angeles County.

Criminal and DUI cases are not cut and dry, and our firm understands that there are many factors that decide the outcome of a case, such as the specific courthouse your case takes place in, the prosecutor and judge presiding over your case, and the type of representation an attorney may provide. Vadgama Law has successfully litigated cases in each courthouse throughout Los Angeles County and in front of the same prosecutor and judge presiding over your case. So, you can be sure that our firm’s experience will be valuable as we strategize your defense.

Clients can also be sure that our team at Vadgama Law will put in the time and effort required to effectively represent your case. We pride ourselves in effective representation driven by a client-centered approach, tireless work ethic, willingness and readiness to fight, and our deep-seated passion in criminal and DUI defense. You can trust that we will do our best to fight for your best interests in the face of the law. Our attorneys have consistently led to successful results and satisfied clients, so we will put all our successful experience and knowledge to use in your case.

Main Office

Vadgama Law
18000 Studebaker Rd.
Suite 700
Cerritos, CA 90703

Phone

(562) 505-9941

Websites

Vadgama Law

Fees
Office Information
Office Manager

Adriana Quintero

Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Criminal Defense

Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm
Lonnie McDowell, Attorney of Counsel

Mr. McDowell graduated from Southwestern Law School in Southern California with top honors. He was a member of the Dean's List and was the recipient of the Dean's Scholarship. Mr. McDowell was the Lead Articles Editor as well as a board member of the Southwestern Law Review in addition to being a teaching assistant and tutor for various Criminal Law classes.

While still in law school, Mr. McDowell served as a certified law clerk for the United States Attorney's Office, for the District of Nevada, working on the Organized Crime Strike Force. While with the USDOJ, Mr. McDowell handled daily criminal appearances on behalf of the U.S. Government as well as prosecuting DUI's at trail for which he was recognized as a skilled litigator. Mr. McDowell was also selected to intern in the United States District Court, Southern District of California for the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson.

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. McDowell has successfully litigated thousands of criminal cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to serious and violent felonies. Mr. McDowell has a 10.0 Avvo rating, and has received awards and recognition by the National Trial Lawyers as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Lawyers of Distinction, Lead Counsel, and has been rated Top 10 in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

Mr. McDowell is a member of The American Bar Association, The Los Angeles County Bar Association, The Beverly Hills Bar Association, The Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, The Consumer Attorney's Association of Los Angeles, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm
Lonnie McDowell, Attorney of Counsel

Mr. McDowell graduated from Southwestern Law School in Southern California with top honors. He was a member of the Dean's List and was the recipient of the Dean's Scholarship. Mr. McDowell was the Lead Articles Editor as well as a board member of the Southwestern Law Review in addition to being a teaching assistant and tutor for various Criminal Law classes.

While still in law school, Mr. McDowell served as a certified law clerk for the United States Attorney's Office, for the District of Nevada, working on the Organized Crime Strike Force. While with the USDOJ, Mr. McDowell handled daily criminal appearances on behalf of the U.S. Government as well as prosecuting DUI's at trail for which he was recognized as a skilled litigator. Mr. McDowell was also selected to intern in the United States District Court, Southern District of California for the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson.

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. McDowell has successfully litigated thousands of criminal cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to serious and violent felonies. Mr. McDowell has a 10.0 Avvo rating, and has received awards and recognition by the National Trial Lawyers as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Lawyers of Distinction, Lead Counsel, and has been rated Top 10 in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

Mr. McDowell is a member of The American Bar Association, The Los Angeles County Bar Association, The Beverly Hills Bar Association, The Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, The Consumer Attorney's Association of Los Angeles, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm
Shakti Vadgama, Founder

Shakti Vadgama founded Vadgama Law along with his wife and managing attorney, Adriana Quintero. Mr. Vadgama was born and raised in Los Angeles County and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After graduating from UCLA, Mr. Vadgama attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, where he developed a strong passion for advocating on behalf of individuals against entities that are in a position of power.

Mr. Vadgama's first experience with criminal law came when he worked for the Chilean Ministry of Justice while studying and working abroad after his first year of law school in Santiago, Chile. Thereafter, Mr. Vadgama worked as a judicial extern in the criminal division of the San Diego Superior Court East County Division. As a judicial extern, Mr. Vadgama prepared bench memoranda for multiple judges on cases ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies, providing his recommendation on how each case should be determined when applying the facts to the applicable law. Mr. Vadgama also interned at a criminal defense firm, where he worked on various criminal cases and advocated on behalf of individuals serving life sentences at parole hearings. He helped and witnessed his supervising attorney win a parole hearing for an individual who successfully used the prison system to rehabilitate himself and change his life around after serving twenty-five years for second-degree murder. This moment left a profound impact on Mr. Vadgama and made him realize that a career as a criminal defense attorney was his true calling.

Mr. Vadgama established Vadgama Law and dedicated the majority of his career towards criminal and DUI defense work. Mr. Vadgama has been rated Top 10 in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of DUI/DWI and Criminal Law Attorneys has been recognized as a "Rising Star in the field of Criminal Law" by the American Institute of Legal Advocates and has been received the Top 40 under 40 award by both the National Trial Lawyer and the American Academy of Attorneys.

Mr. Vadgama no longer works directly with Vadgama Law and has since moved on to work for a prestigious civil law firm in Long Beach, California, representing individuals who have suffered from work-related injuries.

Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm
Shakti Vadgama, Founder

Shakti Vadgama founded Vadgama Law along with his wife and managing attorney, Adriana Quintero. Mr. Vadgama was born and raised in Los Angeles County and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After graduating from UCLA, Mr. Vadgama attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, where he developed a strong passion for advocating on behalf of individuals against entities that are in a position of power.

Mr. Vadgama's first experience with criminal law came when he worked for the Chilean Ministry of Justice while studying and working abroad after his first year of law school in Santiago, Chile. Thereafter, Mr. Vadgama worked as a judicial extern in the criminal division of the San Diego Superior Court East County Division. As a judicial extern, Mr. Vadgama prepared bench memoranda for multiple judges on cases ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies, providing his recommendation on how each case should be determined when applying the facts to the applicable law. Mr. Vadgama also interned at a criminal defense firm, where he worked on various criminal cases and advocated on behalf of individuals serving life sentences at parole hearings. He helped and witnessed his supervising attorney win a parole hearing for an individual who successfully used the prison system to rehabilitate himself and change his life around after serving twenty-five years for second-degree murder. This moment left a profound impact on Mr. Vadgama and made him realize that a career as a criminal defense attorney was his true calling.

Mr. Vadgama established Vadgama Law and dedicated the majority of his career towards criminal and DUI defense work. Mr. Vadgama has been rated Top 10 in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of DUI/DWI and Criminal Law Attorneys has been recognized as a "Rising Star in the field of Criminal Law" by the American Institute of Legal Advocates and has been received the Top 40 under 40 award by both the National Trial Lawyer and the American Academy of Attorneys.

Mr. Vadgama no longer works directly with Vadgama Law and has since moved on to work for a prestigious civil law firm in Long Beach, California, representing individuals who have suffered from work-related injuries.

Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm
Adriana Quintero, Managing Attorney

Adriana Quintero received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), double majoring in Political Science and Spanish. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Ms. Quintero attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, to gain the tools to fight for and give a voice to the vulnerable and underrepresented and pursue a career as a criminal defense attorney.

While in law school, Ms. Quintero was involved in campus organizations and the community. She worked as a research assistant for her Criminal Procedure professor, researching the interaction of Miranda rights and culture in criminal defense. Ms. Quintero also served as president of the La Raza Law Student Association, was a member of San Diego La Raza Lawyers, and regularly volunteered at naturalization clinics hosted by local non-profit organizations.

As a law student, Ms. Quintero held several legal internship and externship positions. While studying abroad in Santiago, Chile, Ms. Quintero interned with the Office of the Attorney General of Chile, where she co-authored an article published in a legal periodical in Chile and drafted informational pamphlets on the transition from the inquisitorial to adversarial system in Chile. Ms. Quintero also externed for two federal judges and a California appellate court justice, where she researched and drafted opinions and report and recommendations on both criminal and civil matters. She worked on various immigration matters with the non-profit organizations, Casa Cornelia Law Center and Employee Rights Center.

While waiting for California Bar Exam results, Ms. Quintero worked as a law clerk with the Riverside Public Defender’s office, where she conducted preliminary hearings, second-chaired a serious felony trial, and handled misdemeanor cases.

Ms. Quintero then began working as an associate attorney at a civil law firm, handling mainly public interest cases, including environmental, land use, and municipal cases. After that, Ms. Quintero worked as a deputy public defender with the Los Angeles County Public Defender, where she handled a variety of criminal cases and conducted preliminary hearings, litigated motions, and tried cases to verdict. Ms. Quintero left the Los Angles County Public Defender in order to bring her passion and expertise in criminal and DUI defense law to the Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm.

Ms. Quintero is licensed to practice law in the state of California and appear before the Immigration Courts. She is also a member of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm
Adriana Quintero, Managing Attorney

Adriana Quintero received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), double majoring in Political Science and Spanish. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Ms. Quintero attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, to gain the tools to fight for and give a voice to the vulnerable and underrepresented and pursue a career as a criminal defense attorney.

While in law school, Ms. Quintero was involved in campus organizations and the community. She worked as a research assistant for her Criminal Procedure professor, researching the interaction of Miranda rights and culture in criminal defense. Ms. Quintero also served as president of the La Raza Law Student Association, was a member of San Diego La Raza Lawyers, and regularly volunteered at naturalization clinics hosted by local non-profit organizations.

As a law student, Ms. Quintero held several legal internship and externship positions. While studying abroad in Santiago, Chile, Ms. Quintero interned with the Office of the Attorney General of Chile, where she co-authored an article published in a legal periodical in Chile and drafted informational pamphlets on the transition from the inquisitorial to adversarial system in Chile. Ms. Quintero also externed for two federal judges and a California appellate court justice, where she researched and drafted opinions and report and recommendations on both criminal and civil matters. She worked on various immigration matters with the non-profit organizations, Casa Cornelia Law Center and Employee Rights Center.

While waiting for California Bar Exam results, Ms. Quintero worked as a law clerk with the Riverside Public Defender’s office, where she conducted preliminary hearings, second-chaired a serious felony trial, and handled misdemeanor cases.

Ms. Quintero then began working as an associate attorney at a civil law firm, handling mainly public interest cases, including environmental, land use, and municipal cases. After that, Ms. Quintero worked as a deputy public defender with the Los Angeles County Public Defender, where she handled a variety of criminal cases and conducted preliminary hearings, litigated motions, and tried cases to verdict. Ms. Quintero left the Los Angles County Public Defender in order to bring her passion and expertise in criminal and DUI defense law to the Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm.

Ms. Quintero is licensed to practice law in the state of California and appear before the Immigration Courts. She is also a member of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

Firm Overview

Criminal or DUI charges can be frightening and confusing, but an experienced attorney can help you navigate these serious charges. At Vadgama Law, we seek to provide clients with experienced, effective, and trustworthy representation, and our track record has earned us a reputation as one of the top criminal and DUI defense law firms in Los Angeles County and Southern California. Our attorneys have over 20 years of combined experience practicing criminal and DUI defense, and we have successfully negotiated and litigated thousands of criminal and DUI cases in each courthouse throughout Los Angeles County.

Criminal and DUI cases are not cut and dry, and our firm understands that there are many factors that decide the outcome of a case, such as the specific courthouse your case takes place in, the prosecutor and judge presiding over your case, and the type of representation an attorney may provide. Vadgama Law has successfully litigated cases in each courthouse throughout Los Angeles County and in front of the same prosecutor and judge presiding over your case. So, you can be sure that our firm’s experience will be valuable as we strategize your defense.

Clients can also be sure that our team at Vadgama Law will put in the time and effort required to effectively represent your case. We pride ourselves in effective representation driven by a client-centered approach, tireless work ethic, willingness and readiness to fight, and our deep-seated passion in criminal and DUI defense. You can trust that we will do our best to fight for your best interests in the face of the law. Our attorneys have consistently led to successful results and satisfied clients, so we will put all our successful experience and knowledge to use in your case.

Main Office

Vadgama Law
18000 Studebaker Rd.
Suite 700
Cerritos, CA 90703

Phone

(562) 505-9941

Websites

Vadgama Law

Fees
Office Information
Office Manager

Adriana Quintero

Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Criminal Defense

Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm
Lonnie McDowell, Attorney of Counsel

Mr. McDowell graduated from Southwestern Law School in Southern California with top honors. He was a member of the Dean's List and was the recipient of the Dean's Scholarship. Mr. McDowell was the Lead Articles Editor as well as a board member of the Southwestern Law Review in addition to being a teaching assistant and tutor for various Criminal Law classes.

While still in law school, Mr. McDowell served as a certified law clerk for the United States Attorney's Office, for the District of Nevada, working on the Organized Crime Strike Force. While with the USDOJ, Mr. McDowell handled daily criminal appearances on behalf of the U.S. Government as well as prosecuting DUI's at trail for which he was recognized as a skilled litigator. Mr. McDowell was also selected to intern in the United States District Court, Southern District of California for the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson.

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. McDowell has successfully litigated thousands of criminal cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to serious and violent felonies. Mr. McDowell has a 10.0 Avvo rating, and has received awards and recognition by the National Trial Lawyers as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Lawyers of Distinction, Lead Counsel, and has been rated Top 10 in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

Mr. McDowell is a member of The American Bar Association, The Los Angeles County Bar Association, The Beverly Hills Bar Association, The Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, The Consumer Attorney's Association of Los Angeles, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm
Lonnie McDowell, Attorney of Counsel

Mr. McDowell graduated from Southwestern Law School in Southern California with top honors. He was a member of the Dean's List and was the recipient of the Dean's Scholarship. Mr. McDowell was the Lead Articles Editor as well as a board member of the Southwestern Law Review in addition to being a teaching assistant and tutor for various Criminal Law classes.

While still in law school, Mr. McDowell served as a certified law clerk for the United States Attorney's Office, for the District of Nevada, working on the Organized Crime Strike Force. While with the USDOJ, Mr. McDowell handled daily criminal appearances on behalf of the U.S. Government as well as prosecuting DUI's at trail for which he was recognized as a skilled litigator. Mr. McDowell was also selected to intern in the United States District Court, Southern District of California for the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson.

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. McDowell has successfully litigated thousands of criminal cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to serious and violent felonies. Mr. McDowell has a 10.0 Avvo rating, and has received awards and recognition by the National Trial Lawyers as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Lawyers of Distinction, Lead Counsel, and has been rated Top 10 in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

Mr. McDowell is a member of The American Bar Association, The Los Angeles County Bar Association, The Beverly Hills Bar Association, The Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, The Consumer Attorney's Association of Los Angeles, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm
Shakti Vadgama, Founder

Shakti Vadgama founded Vadgama Law along with his wife and managing attorney, Adriana Quintero. Mr. Vadgama was born and raised in Los Angeles County and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After graduating from UCLA, Mr. Vadgama attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, where he developed a strong passion for advocating on behalf of individuals against entities that are in a position of power.

Mr. Vadgama's first experience with criminal law came when he worked for the Chilean Ministry of Justice while studying and working abroad after his first year of law school in Santiago, Chile. Thereafter, Mr. Vadgama worked as a judicial extern in the criminal division of the San Diego Superior Court East County Division. As a judicial extern, Mr. Vadgama prepared bench memoranda for multiple judges on cases ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies, providing his recommendation on how each case should be determined when applying the facts to the applicable law. Mr. Vadgama also interned at a criminal defense firm, where he worked on various criminal cases and advocated on behalf of individuals serving life sentences at parole hearings. He helped and witnessed his supervising attorney win a parole hearing for an individual who successfully used the prison system to rehabilitate himself and change his life around after serving twenty-five years for second-degree murder. This moment left a profound impact on Mr. Vadgama and made him realize that a career as a criminal defense attorney was his true calling.

Mr. Vadgama established Vadgama Law and dedicated the majority of his career towards criminal and DUI defense work. Mr. Vadgama has been rated Top 10 in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of DUI/DWI and Criminal Law Attorneys has been recognized as a "Rising Star in the field of Criminal Law" by the American Institute of Legal Advocates and has been received the Top 40 under 40 award by both the National Trial Lawyer and the American Academy of Attorneys.

Mr. Vadgama no longer works directly with Vadgama Law and has since moved on to work for a prestigious civil law firm in Long Beach, California, representing individuals who have suffered from work-related injuries.

Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm
Shakti Vadgama, Founder

Shakti Vadgama founded Vadgama Law along with his wife and managing attorney, Adriana Quintero. Mr. Vadgama was born and raised in Los Angeles County and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After graduating from UCLA, Mr. Vadgama attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, where he developed a strong passion for advocating on behalf of individuals against entities that are in a position of power.

Mr. Vadgama's first experience with criminal law came when he worked for the Chilean Ministry of Justice while studying and working abroad after his first year of law school in Santiago, Chile. Thereafter, Mr. Vadgama worked as a judicial extern in the criminal division of the San Diego Superior Court East County Division. As a judicial extern, Mr. Vadgama prepared bench memoranda for multiple judges on cases ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies, providing his recommendation on how each case should be determined when applying the facts to the applicable law. Mr. Vadgama also interned at a criminal defense firm, where he worked on various criminal cases and advocated on behalf of individuals serving life sentences at parole hearings. He helped and witnessed his supervising attorney win a parole hearing for an individual who successfully used the prison system to rehabilitate himself and change his life around after serving twenty-five years for second-degree murder. This moment left a profound impact on Mr. Vadgama and made him realize that a career as a criminal defense attorney was his true calling.

Mr. Vadgama established Vadgama Law and dedicated the majority of his career towards criminal and DUI defense work. Mr. Vadgama has been rated Top 10 in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of DUI/DWI and Criminal Law Attorneys has been recognized as a "Rising Star in the field of Criminal Law" by the American Institute of Legal Advocates and has been received the Top 40 under 40 award by both the National Trial Lawyer and the American Academy of Attorneys.

Mr. Vadgama no longer works directly with Vadgama Law and has since moved on to work for a prestigious civil law firm in Long Beach, California, representing individuals who have suffered from work-related injuries.

Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm
Adriana Quintero, Managing Attorney

Adriana Quintero received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), double majoring in Political Science and Spanish. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Ms. Quintero attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, to gain the tools to fight for and give a voice to the vulnerable and underrepresented and pursue a career as a criminal defense attorney.

While in law school, Ms. Quintero was involved in campus organizations and the community. She worked as a research assistant for her Criminal Procedure professor, researching the interaction of Miranda rights and culture in criminal defense. Ms. Quintero also served as president of the La Raza Law Student Association, was a member of San Diego La Raza Lawyers, and regularly volunteered at naturalization clinics hosted by local non-profit organizations.

As a law student, Ms. Quintero held several legal internship and externship positions. While studying abroad in Santiago, Chile, Ms. Quintero interned with the Office of the Attorney General of Chile, where she co-authored an article published in a legal periodical in Chile and drafted informational pamphlets on the transition from the inquisitorial to adversarial system in Chile. Ms. Quintero also externed for two federal judges and a California appellate court justice, where she researched and drafted opinions and report and recommendations on both criminal and civil matters. She worked on various immigration matters with the non-profit organizations, Casa Cornelia Law Center and Employee Rights Center.

While waiting for California Bar Exam results, Ms. Quintero worked as a law clerk with the Riverside Public Defender’s office, where she conducted preliminary hearings, second-chaired a serious felony trial, and handled misdemeanor cases.

Ms. Quintero then began working as an associate attorney at a civil law firm, handling mainly public interest cases, including environmental, land use, and municipal cases. After that, Ms. Quintero worked as a deputy public defender with the Los Angeles County Public Defender, where she handled a variety of criminal cases and conducted preliminary hearings, litigated motions, and tried cases to verdict. Ms. Quintero left the Los Angles County Public Defender in order to bring her passion and expertise in criminal and DUI defense law to the Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm.

Ms. Quintero is licensed to practice law in the state of California and appear before the Immigration Courts. She is also a member of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm
Adriana Quintero, Managing Attorney

Adriana Quintero received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), double majoring in Political Science and Spanish. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Ms. Quintero attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, to gain the tools to fight for and give a voice to the vulnerable and underrepresented and pursue a career as a criminal defense attorney.

While in law school, Ms. Quintero was involved in campus organizations and the community. She worked as a research assistant for her Criminal Procedure professor, researching the interaction of Miranda rights and culture in criminal defense. Ms. Quintero also served as president of the La Raza Law Student Association, was a member of San Diego La Raza Lawyers, and regularly volunteered at naturalization clinics hosted by local non-profit organizations.

As a law student, Ms. Quintero held several legal internship and externship positions. While studying abroad in Santiago, Chile, Ms. Quintero interned with the Office of the Attorney General of Chile, where she co-authored an article published in a legal periodical in Chile and drafted informational pamphlets on the transition from the inquisitorial to adversarial system in Chile. Ms. Quintero also externed for two federal judges and a California appellate court justice, where she researched and drafted opinions and report and recommendations on both criminal and civil matters. She worked on various immigration matters with the non-profit organizations, Casa Cornelia Law Center and Employee Rights Center.

While waiting for California Bar Exam results, Ms. Quintero worked as a law clerk with the Riverside Public Defender’s office, where she conducted preliminary hearings, second-chaired a serious felony trial, and handled misdemeanor cases.

Ms. Quintero then began working as an associate attorney at a civil law firm, handling mainly public interest cases, including environmental, land use, and municipal cases. After that, Ms. Quintero worked as a deputy public defender with the Los Angeles County Public Defender, where she handled a variety of criminal cases and conducted preliminary hearings, litigated motions, and tried cases to verdict. Ms. Quintero left the Los Angles County Public Defender in order to bring her passion and expertise in criminal and DUI defense law to the Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm.

Ms. Quintero is licensed to practice law in the state of California and appear before the Immigration Courts. She is also a member of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.