Carlos Urzua is a senior associate at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP's Santa Monica office. His areas of practice include products liability, mass torts, professional negligence, wrongful death, and environmental tort, all on behalf of plaintiffs. Growing up in the inner-city of Los Angeles, Carlos's practice is motivated by his desire to serve the community and protect consumers against injustice.
Carlos received his J.D. from Western State College of Law in Orange County. He worked full time throughout law school as a law clerk for a prestigious Los Angeles civil litigation firm advocating on behalf of plaintiffs, where he continued his work as a practicing attorney for another five years. During this time, he gained extensive experience in civil litigation in both state and federal court, and worked on several trials. He is truly committed to his clients, thriving on the fast-paced competitive world of litigation when it comes to pursuing the best outcomes for his clients. Carlos has obtained several multi-figure settlements and verdicts throughout the course of his career.
Carlos also remains involved in several organizations in Southern California that assist the community. He serves as a volunteer attorney for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND); Carlos ensures protection to unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in their deportation proceedings so that no child stands in court alone. Carlos is also a volunteer attorney for the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice, advocating for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing legal assistance and representation in restraining orders, custody and divorce cases.
When Carlos is not passionately advocating for his clients, he spends his free time with his three younger brothers.
Carlos is fluent in Spanish.
- Advocates for Justice, 06.07.2020
American Bar Association
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
Consumer attorneys of California (CAOC)
Federal Bar Association and Mexican American Bar Association
Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice: Volunteer Attorney, 2015-Present
Advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault by providing legal assistance and representation in the following areas: restraining orders, custody and divorce cases.
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND): Volunteer Attorney, 2018-Present
Represent unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in their deportation proceedings to ensure that no child stands in court alone.
Western State College of Law, Orange County, J.D. – May 2014
California State University Fullerton, B.A. in Political Science & Communications (Minor) - Fall 2008
- California State Bar
- Central District of California