Introduction: Claudia Yvette Arzaga is a San Diego based attorney focusing her practice family law and civil litigation matters. Ms. Arzaga graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology. While attending UCLA, Ms. Arzaga received the Latino Alumni Scholarship for academic and community commitment and was accepted, after a competitive selection process, as a Law Fellow in the UCLA Law School Fellowship Program. After her graduation, Ms. Arzaga moved to Texas to attend and receive her law degree from Texas Tech University, School of Law (TTUSOL). At TTUSOL, Ms. Arzaga was actively involved in number of law student organizations such as the Hispanic Law Student Association, Women’s Caucus, Texas Tech Alumni Magazine and Board of Barristers Moot Court and Negotiations competitions. Ms. Arzaga is a San Diego native, born and raised in National City, and graduated from Sweetwater High School. She is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.
Ms. Arzaga is Mexican American and grew up in National City, California, 12 miles north of the busiest international border crossing in the world.
Ms. Arzaga has extensive experience prosecuting and defending civil and domestic violence restraining orders. Ms. Arzaga also have experience with custody and visitation when parents are unable to determine what’s in the best interests of the children.
Ms. Arzaga’s legal experience includes defending clients charged with criminal offenses such as drug trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence, criminal conspiracies and DUIs. Ms. Arzaga has also been part of the defense team for high profile criminal cases in San Diego. Her extensive experience in different areas of the law enables her to give her clients a through perspective in their particular matter.
Ms. Arzaga started her legal career at Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, where she focused on prosecuting multi-million dollar corporations in antitrust, securities fraud and consumer nationwide class action lawsuits. Ms. Arzaga assisted the firm in successfully prosecuting several nationwide RICO class action cases involving the deceptive marketing and sale of annuities to senior citizens. Ms. Arzaga was also part of the RGRD litigation team prosecuting large companies for false advertising where the firm successfully obtained a $35 million dollar settlement on behalf of consumers. Ms. Arzaga was a member of the trial team in a Sherman Act antitrust action, against some of the largest private equity firms in the world, where the court approved a settlement of over $500 million dollars for shareholders.
As a law student, Ms. Arzaga clerked with San Diego based immigration law firms and the San Diego Public Defender’s Office, as a certified legal intern.
Ms. Arzaga is passionate when it comes to assisting her clients find solutions to their legal problems. It can be frustrating and stressful when no one listens or tries to understand your situation. Ms. Arzaga takes her time to listen and investigate your case so that she can offer the right advice based on your particular situation. It brings Ms. Arzaga great joy to have her clients feeling relieved after they have left her office knowing they have a confident, competent and empathetic legal representative on their side.