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Attorney Luz Tijerina-Garduño graduated law school in 2013. After passing the bar exam and being admitted into the California Bar in December of same year, Ms. Tijerina-Garduño began her practice in law.
Ms. Tijerina-Garduño’s passion for law began as a child, as she saw her own family (and herself) fall through the cracks of the immigration system, having immigrated from Mexico City to the United States as a young child. She attended college and part of law school as an undocumented student until she was able to gain her residency and eventually citizenship. Ms. Tijerina-Garduño knows first hand how difficult it is to be an immigrant in this country and goes above and beyond to help others achieve their American dream.
Abogada Luz attended California State University, Dominguez Hills where she earned a bachelor of arts in Psychology and Political Science. Obtaining honors in both majors. She continued her education at Whittier Law School, obtaining a merit-based scholarship.
While in law school, the attorney received various awards for obtaining the highest marks in her classes and was active in the law school community. She participated in organizations such as the Public Interest Law Foundation, the Mexican American Bar Association, and the Student Bar Association amongst others.
As a law student, Ms. Tijerina-Garduño worked in various immigration law firms and volunteered for non profit organizations such as The Public Law Center, of which she is a volunteer up to this day. She also interned with the Orange County Public Defender's Office shadowing the now Honorable Judge Mary Kreber Varipapa. The attorney also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Kimberly Menninger at the Orange County Superior Court.
Ms. Tijerina-Garduño also had the opportunity to further her law studies in the prestigious Spanish universities, Universitat de Barcelona and Universidad de Cantabria.
As an attorney, Ms. Tijerina-Garduño has represented hundreds of clients in the immigration and criminal courts throughout the United States. Ms. Tijerina-Garduño has acquired great expertise in the areas of immigration and criminal law which she now provides for her own clients. She is understanding, passionate, and fearless when it comes to representing her clients.
Connect with Luz on Instagram @abogadaluz
Her website: www.abogadaluz.com