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Najera Law Group, P.C., A Professional Corporation
Founder | October 2021- Present

  • Lead counsel on all family law matters.
  • Lead counsel on all criminal matters.
  • Conduct professional research on the law, analyze the facts of each unique case, and prepare motions to file with the court and argue.
  • Attend Continuing Legal Education to stay updated with recent changes in the law.
  • Represent clients at Domestic Violence Restraining Order hearings.

Past Employment Positions

Orange County Public Defender
Deputy Trial Attorney | December 2003 – December 2007

  • Represented clients in both misdemeanor and felony matters. Conducted professional research and analyzed and evaluated the facts to prepare a defense strategy.
  • Trained legal interns, ensuring that all policies and procedures were fully followed.
  • Represented parents in Dependency court, where I advocated to maintain parental rights intact and reunify families.
  • Recognized with the distinguished Don Simm’s Trial Attorney of the Year award.

Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender
Deputy Trial Attorney | December 2007 – October 2021

  • Represented clients in complex serious and violent felony litigation.
  • Conducted professional research, analyzed the facts and the law to develop the best defense strategy for each client.
  • Consulted, interviewed, and hired experts to testify in felony trials.
  • Developed investigative strategies and would assign tasks to Senior investigators.
  • Coordinate with experts and prepare mitigation packages in preparation to negotiate with the District Attorney’s office.
  • First chaired multiple homicide trials.


  • Co-Founder of Phoenix Running Club / Mentor – Sylmar Juvenile Detention Center
  • Guest Speaker to at-risk youth for different inner-city programs


  • Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy – 1994
    • University of California, Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz, California
  • Juris Doctorate – 2003
    • Western State University College of Law – Fullerton, California


  • California State Bar – 2003
    • State Bar Number 226398
  • United States District Court – Central District – 2021

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