Award-winning attorney, Carmen Rosas, was born and raised in the Bay Area. A proud mix of Mexican, French, and Italian, she grew up fascinated by her grandmother’s stories of living in Mexico, arriving in America, and settling in California.
Even at a young age, Carmen was fascinated by other cultures and the development of languages and communal systems, which led her to study anthropology at Santa Clara University. Carmen’s comparison studies of the U.S. legal system and tribal systems in New Zealand, as well as her interest in policy change, led her to law school.
Following this inspiration, she grew her legal skills and began working with three prominent Bay Area law firms while also volunteering with the Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley.
While studying for the California bar exam, Carmen’s grandmother became ill and sadly passed away. This was Carmen’s first time having to face death and the legal formalities that unfortunately came along with it. Not only was she having to grieve for her grandmother, but at the same time she was also having to handle the estate plan which proved to be exhausting, stressful and expensive. Losing her grandmother taught her the importance of planning ahead and preparing, not only yourself, but also your loved ones for your passing. It taught her that life is short and we all need to live it with no regets and on our own terms.Though this time was a difficult one in her life, it inspired Carmen to help others who were struggling with similar situations.
She has made it her mission to empower women to take control of their lives, even beyond the grave.
Losing a loved one is never going to be easy, but a team go above Rosas & Associates, our team goes above and beyond in helping you through the estate planning process to give you the control and peace of mind you need to enjoy your life with family and friends, for many more years to come.
Outside of work, Carmen enjoys hiking, traveling, experiencing new cultures, and above all, spending her free time with her partner, kids, and their two dogs.
Aki grew up going to school in the US and Japan. She received her law degree from the University of Tokyo, her J.D. from George Washington Law School, and her LL.M. in Intellectual Property from George Washington Law School. She enjoys working with families getting their estate plan in place, helping them protect the legacy that they’ve built and making them feel at ease that their loved ones will be taken care of. Prior to joining Carmen Rosas Law, Aki worked as an antitrust and intellectual property litigator at Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco and Tokyo offices, where she represented tech companies in complex multi-district litigations. She is a Japanese and English native speaker. She spends her free time with her husband and two very active children. She loves zumba dancing and weaving Nantucket baskets.
Itzel is a San Diego native who transferred to UC Berkeley for a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology. Inspired by CAL’s Law Library and the impact law has in society, she received her Master’s of Business Paralegal Certificate from the University of San Diego. She is our chaos coordinator, office manager, bilingual paralegal, but most importantly always there to serve the firm’s clients. Itzel loves trying new foods, camping at the beach, and watching Fluffy aka Gabriel Iglesias for uncontrollable belly laughs.