About Us

about our firm & why we serve

CARMEN ROSAS,
Founder & Attorney

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.

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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 Carmen goes above and beyond in helping you through the estate planning process, which will 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, shopping at local farmer’s markets, and gardening. More than anything, she loves to travel, experience new cultures, and above it all, spend her free time with her partner, kids, and their dog.

ITZEL BAEZA,
Client Specialist & Paralegal

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 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.

YURI JAFARINEJAD,
Intern Paralegal

Yuri is first-generation in this country, which is where her passion for helping others that don’t speak English or know little about their legal rights derives from.  She has an Associate’s Degree in paralegal studies and a Bachelor Degree in business management.  She has been a paralegal for over 13 years and loves what she does.She is so grateful for her education and experience as she is able to help others. Her goal while with the firm is to gain as much knowledge as possible and use it to help the Latino community. She is a mother of two children, and traveling with my children and my husband is one of her favorite things to do. She also enjoys a good book. 

Karla Castro,
Legal Intern

Karla is a senior at San Diego State University double majoring in political science and sociology with a minor in Spanish. In her free time, she loves to go shopping, kayaking, and spending quality time with her family. One goal that she has for herself is to attend law school after she graduates.