Pat Barrera, managing partner of Barrera & Associates, and the other staff members in his close-knit group of three focus on civil litigation, primarily in the areas of employment, business and real estate disputes.
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Pat Barrera, managing partner of Barrera & Associates, and the other staff members in his close-knit group of three focus on civil litigation, primarily in the areas of employment, business and real estate disputes. No stranger to hard work, Barrera worked long, hot summers in the watermelon fields and grain elevators in South Texas to pay for college and the University of Texas School of Law. He has spent his 21-year career in Los Angeles working on business and employment litigation.
“I volunteered to serve as a prosecutor in the DA’s office. The O.J. Simpson case was being tried at the time, so that DA’s office was an exciting place to be. I tried five jury cases and won four of them. I knew I wanted to be a trial attorney after that.”
DRIVEN TO SUCCEED
“I have the desire to win. Litigation is like sports: experience counts, and you earn the thrill of victory with hard work and preparation.”
AT YOUR SERVICE
“The legal profession is a service profession. I find it rewarding to serve and to help people fix their legal problems.”
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