Mr. Trejo now has over 37 years as a practicing attorney, all in private practice asa sole practitioner; except for the first year. That first year was spent working as an associate attorney for Mr. John Ortega, Esq. (now deceased) in the Compton/Southeast Los Angeles County area. That year was enlightening as Mr. Trejo saw the need of the residents of that area for quality legal services at reasonable rates that they could afford. Mr. Trejo's practice has been built on that premise: that he could and should provide the residents of this area quality legal services at reasonable rates.
RICHARD L. TREJO
ATTORNEY AT LAW SINCE 1979
Mr. Trejo began his road to the legal profession at the University of Texas at El Paso where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate degree at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and was thereafter sworn in as an attorney and counselor at law in the State of California on January 3, 1979, and admitted to practice in all of the courts of the State of California,including the California Supreme Court. Mr. Trejo was later admitted to practice before the United States District Court Central District of California on February 14, 1981, and to practice before the United States Court of Appeal, 9th Circuit on April 1, 1981. Mr.Trejo continues to be a member in good standing of the State Bar of California.
After working that one year for Mr. Ortega, Mr. Trejo opened his office as a sole practitioner at 3725 Tweedy Boulevard in South Gate, California, in Southeast Los Angeles County. He maintained his office there continuously from February 1, 1980 until January 1, 2013, when he relocated his office to the current nearby location in Cerritos at 18000 Studebaker Road, Suite 700, Cerritos, CA 90703. During that time he has accepted cases and represented clients from all walks of life, without regard to race, color, religion or life style preference, and treated all with the same respect and dignity which he would expect to receive himself. Mr. Trejo believes that all persons are entitled to receive quality legal representation so that the phrase in the Pledge of Allegiance "...and justice for all..." are not just empty words. In addition to his private practice, he found time to volunteer as a Judge Pro Tem at the Huntington Park Courthouse and at the South Gate Courthouse (now no longer in operation).
Our commitment of this office and staff to the community extends beyond just providing legal services and includes active involvement and leadership roles in the Rotary Club of South Gate, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of South Gate, the Optimist Club of South Gate, the South Gate Art Night, the South Gate Azalea Festival, the South Gate Chamber of Commerce, the Tweedy Mile Merchants Association and the South Gate Collaborative, among others.