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Pasadena
201 S. Lake Ave
Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91101

626-583-8600
626-583-8610 fax

Education

  • J.D.; UCLA School of Law
  • B.A.; University of California at Berkeley

Bar Admissions

  • 2008, California

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • MABA Free Legal Clinic, MABA Judicial Endorsement Committee Member
  • California Police Chiefs Association
  • California State Sherriff's Association

Alfonso Estrada

Partner

Practice Areas

Alfonso Estrada works with public and private sector clients on various matters, including employee discipline and claims alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, First Amendment violations, and breach of privacy. When those issues escalate into litigation, Mr. Estrada handles all stages of the litigation process through trial if necessary.

Mr. Estrada also conducts administrative investigations pertaining to employee misconduct and harassment, among other areas of inquiry. He has conducted internal investigations for the City of Beverly Hills Police and Fire Departments, City of Anaheim, City of Alhambra Police Department, City of Colton, City of Loma Linda Fire Department, and City of Fresno Fire Department.

Mr. Estrada began his legal career as a Deputy District Attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, where he gained significant trial experience engaging in all aspects of trial, from voir dire through sentencing. Prior to joining AALRR, Mr. Estrada worked extensively with law enforcement unions, representing their members in administrative matters ranging from administrative investigations to discharge hearings, while gaining significant expertise with the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act. Due to Mr. Estrada’s unique legal background, he has spent much of his legal career working with law enforcement as a criminal prosecutor; while representing law enforcement unions; and currently representing law enforcement agencies and executives throughout California. 

Mr. Estrada speaks fluent Spanish.

Education
Mr. Estrada received his law degree from UCLA School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for three years for the Chicano/a - Latino/a Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Honors Program. He also served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner, United States District Court for the Central District Court of California. Mr. Estrada received his bachelor’s degree in legal studies, with an emphasis in race and law, from the University of California at Berkeley.

Memberships
Mexican American Bar Association
Japanese American Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Conducts internal investigations concerning employee misconduct
  • Has conducted hundreds of law enforcement disciplinary matters
  • Defends employers through challenges to administrative decisions in Code of Civil Procedure § 1094.5 Writ Proceedings
  • Conducted arbitration in the area of MOU contract interpretation
  • Prosecuted dozens of criminal jury trials to verdict during his time as a Deputy District Attorney for the L.A. District Attorney’s Office
  • Extensive practice defending and instructing employers against allegations of violations of the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act

Publications and Speaking Engagements

CALPELRA Annual Training Conference:

  • “Trending Policies for Public Employers” – November 2016
  • “The Five Biggest Pitfalls Under POBRA/FBOR” – November 2016
  • “Preparing Properly For Disciplinary Arbitration to Ensure Success” – October 2015

City Attorney’s Conference

  • “Advanced Concepts in Labor Arbitration and Disciplinary Appeal Hearings” – September 2014

Loyola Law School:

  • “Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act and Investigations” – March 2015

AALRR Annual Employment Law Conference:

  • "The Top Five Lawsuits by Police Officers... and How to Avoid Them" - March 2015

Community Involvement

  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • MABA Free Legal Clinic, MABA Judicial Endorsement Committee Member
  • California Police Chiefs Association
  • California State Sheriffs’ Association

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