Aide Cristina Ontiveros graduated from UCLA School of Law and obtained her bachelor’s degree in history from University of California at Los Angeles with honors.
An experienced litigator for three decades, Ms. Ontiveros’ practice includes commercial litigation, ally types of personal injuries, including catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, motor vehicle and trucking accidents, products and premises liability, mold, asbestos, and toxic torts, sexual harassment, and employment litigation. Whether it is federal or state court, Ms. Ontiveros has successfully taken many cases to trial and has delivered numerous trial victories. Ms. Ontiveros has also provided counsel on ethics issues, has litigated cases involving professional malpractice, and has extensive experience with wills, trusts, and estates.
Having represented numerous international clients from Canada, Japan and Mexico, including hotels and resorts, and local homeowner associations throughout Southern California, many of her cases have involved large, complicated, and complex litigation issues.
Prior to joining the firm and because of her diverse litigation skills, Ms. Ontiveros held numerous positions at numerous firms, including Senior Associate, Of Counsel, Partner, Head of Litigation, and Los Angeles liaison for the Latin American Practice Group. From practicing for ten years at one of the nation’s largest National Firms to overseeing a midsize firm’s litigation department across all offices statewide, Ms. Ontiveros has set herself apart as a true champion for her clients, delivering results through motions, arbitrations, mediations, settlements, and trials.
While in law school, Ms. Ontiveros clerked for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office where she prosecuted preliminary hearings and juvenile trials. She also clerked for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. During her third year of law school, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Chicano-Latino Law Review and Co-President of the La Raza Law Students Association.