AGC Law Firm
Southern California
13181 Crossroads Pkwy North
Suite 400 - West Tower
City of Industry, CA 91746
tel 562.699.5500 fax 562.692.2244
Northern California
6525 Washington Street Suite 12
P O Box 4016
Yountville, CA 94599
tel 707.944.0540 fax 707.944.0580
Araceli Almazan
Associate

Araceli Almazan is an Associate with Alvarez-Glasman & Colvin, handling both litigation and transactional matters. Ms. Almazan represents municipal entities, and public entity clients in all areas of civil litigation. Ms. Almazan currently serves as Deputy City Attorney for the cities of Pico Rivera, Bell Gardens, Chico, Lynwood, Montebello, Huntington Park, Hawaiian Gardens, Commerce, and Pomona.

Prior to joining Alvarez-Glasman & Colvin, Ms. Almazan represented employers in various areas of employment including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. She counseled employers on workplace issues including leaves of absences, disability accommodation, personnel policies, severance agreements, and human resources decisions. Ms. Almazan also worked for a healthcare litigation firm where she represented major California healthcare providers involving health plans, insurance companies, and government entities in insurance coverage, general contract, and business disputes.

Prior to law school, Ms. Almazan worked for a member of the California State Senate, the Lieutenant Governor of California and the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.

In addition to her professional achievements, Ms. Almazan has been actively involved in various trade associations. She has taken on leadership roles with the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the California State Bar, and the American Bar Association.

Ms. Almazan earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Davis. She also earned a Master's degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy from Columbia University and a second Master's degree in Public Affairs with a concentration in Management from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Ms. Almazan attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for undergrad where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Minors in Public Policy and Education. 

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor, U. C. Davis (2009)
  • Master of Public Administration, Columbia University (2010)
  • Master of Public Affairs, The London School of Economics and Political Science (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles (2004)

ADMISSIONS

  • California (2012)
  • United States District Court (2012)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2012)

PRACTICE AREAS

  • General Litigation
  • Public Agency and Municipal Law
  • Employment Law
  • Government Relations/Legislative Advocacy
  • Healthcare

SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association - Lawyer Referral and Information Services Committee Member
  • California State Bar Association - Law Practice Management and Technology Section Executive Committee Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association - Delegate