Judith Chavez, Esq.
Attorney at Law
University of West Los Angeles School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2010
Within Award in Family Law, 2007
Within Award in Introduction to Legal Studies, 2007
Dean’s List, 2010
California State University, Bakersfield
Bachelors of Arts Criminal Justice, 2007
Dean’s List, 2005-2007
Magna Cum Laude, 2007
Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, CA
Associate of Arts, Administration of Justice, 2005
Dean’s List, Every Semester
Departmental & College Honors, 2005
Fresno County American Bar Association
During Ms. Chavez’s undergraduate and legal studies, she interned for the Kern County District Attorney’s office, for four years. This provided her with valuable experience in the criminal field. She represented clients in preliminary hearings and assisted with a high-profile murder trial. Amongst the many duties she encountered, she enjoyed preliminary hearing work-ups the most.
After law school, Ms. Chavez worked in various areas of law including, social security disability, workers’ compensation, personal injury, unlawful detainers, criminal law, immigration and juvenile dependency. Additionally, she attained experience in family law matters, in the areas of marital dissolutions, summons and petitions, child custody and support, spousal support, modifications, domestic violence restraining orders, and marital property disputes.
Ms. Chavez’s bilingual skills have been a great asset to her practice, as she has been able to effectively communicate with clients who are faced with the challenges language barriers often present.
Ms. Chavez’s current focus is obtaining exceptional knowledge and skills in civil litigation. She has successfully represented clients throughout California by being firm and achieving excellent outcomes in her cases. Ms. Chavez has especially excelled in administrative appearances, depositions, bulk settlements, and settlement conferences.
Judith, “Judy”, is an inspiring individual. She was born in Nayarit, Mexico and moved to California at a very young age. As an adult, Judy wished to embolden her children by working extremely hard in her education and career. In spite of multiple obstacles and a tireless schedule, she balanced work and home life flawlessly. In between her busy schedule, Judy devoted time to do volunteer work and community service. She served as a moot court judge, represented many and pro bono clients. Judy even found time to teach classes for the Corrections Academy at San Joaquin Valley College. For enjoyment Judy loves to travel domestically and abroad, and she loves to drive sports cars.
“Life’s too short, just go for it, and do not wait until tomorrow for what you can accomplish today!!!” – Judith Chavez