Oscar Rene Gutierrez is the son of Mexican immigrants from Guadalajara and La Barca, Jalisco. After graduating from Loyola High School of Los Angeles in 2002, he attended the University of Southern California (USC) where he graduated in 2006 with degrees in Communication as well as Chicano/Latino Studies, cum laude. Oscar Rene then enrolled at Pepperdine University School of Law as a Diversity Scholar in the fall of 2007. While at Pepperdine Law, he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew, United States District Court Judge for the Central District of California. Oscar Rene was part of a two-person team that received the award for Best Respondent’s Brief at Pepperdine Law School’s 2010 Dalsimer Moot Court Competition. Oscar Rene also served as the Legal Summaries Editor for Pepperdine Law’s administrative law journal, the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, where he was twice published for his Legal Summaries. In 2010, he graduated from Pepperdine Law. Oscar Rene’s involvement in the Latino legal community began in law school. While at Pepperdine Law, he served as the MABA Student Vice-Chair for Pepperdine Law in 2009 and 2010. Additionally, he was elected President of the Latin American Law Student Association (LALSA) during the 2009-2010 academic year. Soon after passing the California Bar Exam in 2011, Oscar Rene was selected to participate in the Los Angeles chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Jack Daniels’ Trial School. In 2012, he enrolled in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office “Academy of Justice” six-week trial advocacy program. After completion of the program, he served as a Reserve Deputy City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles for approximately six months, where he “first-chaired” numerous misdemeanor jury trials. Oscar Rene currently practices law as a trial attorney with his father, Oscar H. Gutierrez. Their practice focuses exclusively on litigating and trying plaintiff’s personal injury matters across the state of California. The vast majority of Oscar Rene’s legal work aids the monolingual Spanish-speaking community here in southern California. He strives to ensure that the rights of Latinos are protected in our judicial system, regardless of their immigration status, finances, or socioeconomic background. His career demonstrates a deep passion for trial work and representing his clients that has won him accolades from numerous local and national organizations. In recognition of his litigation and trial skills, Oscar Rene has been named to The National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40 – Civil Plaintiff” in 2016, 2017, and 2018. He was also a nominee for the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) “Rising Star” award in 2016 and was recognized as a Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2017 and 2018. He has been selected for membership in “Lawyers of Distinction” and in the “Top Attorneys of North America.” Oscar Rene is also a “Lifetime Member” of the “Best Attorneys in America.” Oscar Rene currently serves as Vice-Chair for the Latino Alumni Society of Loyola High School as well as the Co-Chair of the Court Alerts Committee for the Litigation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA). He is a proud member of both the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) and Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) where he serves as the Consumer Attorneys’ Lead Liaison for Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon of the California State Assembly and Senator Bob Archuleta of the California State Senate. In 2016, he graduated from the CAALA Plaintiff Trial Academy in the following year, also graduated from the CAOC Leadership Academy. This will be Oscar Rene’s sixth year serving on the MABA Board. He was a MABA Trustee in 2014, MABA’s Secretary in 2015, MABA’s Treasurer in 2016, MABA’s Vice-President in 2017, MABA’s President-Elect in 2018. He is greatly looking forward to serving as your MABA President in 2019.