“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

Maria Burciaga began her legal career in 2006, working as a legal assistant for a plaintiff’s personal injury law and civil litigation firm, and through her exemplary work advanced into the role of a case manager then a paralegal.  After gaining several years of experience in areas of personal injury, employment law, and civil litigation, Ms. Burciaga made the decision to attend law school.

Ms. Burciaga received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, from Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles. During her time at Mount St. Mary’s University, Ms. Burciaga was a competing member of her schools Mock Trial Team and went on to compete in the American Mock Trial Associate Regional Competition.

Ms. Burciaga received her Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California. During law school Ms. Burciaga was a member of the Trial Advocacy Honors Board and was a law clerk for prominent Orange County law firm specializing in the defense of public entities. This experience provided Ms. Burciaga with the unique knowledge in the realms of defense work. Through her work, Ms. Burciaga has developed a passion for protecting the rights of workers and focuses primarily in labor and employment matters.

During her spare time, Ms. Burciaga enjoys spending time with her family, specially her nieces and nephews, cooking, running, reading, and attending concerts.

Education

  • Whittier Law School, J.D. – 2016
  • Mount St. Mary’s University, B.A. – 2013

Memberships

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association