Patricia is a former partner at the Family Justice Center where she represented numerous clients on a variety of matters including but not limited to divorces, domestic violence restraining orders, custody disputes, parentage, child support, spousal support, property division, property characterization, and many other issues. At the Family Justice Center Patricia served clients that were victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse, and human trafficking.
She currently handles Labor Law cases protecting and defending employee rights in the workforce.
Her mission is to increase accessibility to legal services for traditionally underserved communities whether it be by preparing legal documents, consultations or representation because everyone deserves a voice in court.
Patricia is a member of the State Bar of California, the Alameda County Bar Association, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, Contra Costa Bar Association (Family Law Section, Business Law Section, Barristers Section, Juvenile Section, Litigation Section, Solo Practice and Small Firm Section, Employment Section, and East County Section). She is currently the Co-Chair of the Litigation Board of the Contra Costa Bar Association.
Patricia graduated law school in 2016 from John F. Kennedy School of Law. In law school, Patricia was awarded Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Remedies, Civil Procedure and Professional Responsibility, as well as Dean's list. She received Mediation training from the Congress of Neutrals, and was representative in the student government. She was a teacher's assistant for Civil Procedure, and worked as a paralegal, then law clerk at a Civil Litigation Firm and a Family Law firm.
Natalia joined the Law Office of Patricia Ruiz Calzada, Inc. in February 2018 as a full-time paralegal. Natalia is responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the law firm, including carrying out administrative services, providing legal support to Patricia Ruiz Calzada, Esq. and ensuring that the firm remains in compliance with state legal regulations. She received her paralegal certificate from John F. Kennedy University and plans on starting a legal apprenticeship to become an attorney herself.
She is dedicated to helping clients during difficult processes, by combining compassion and diligence in her approach to family law matters. Her strength lies in her result-focused yet empathetic approach to family law advocacy.
On her free time, she enjoys going on trips around the Bay Area with her family, friends and her labrador retrievers.
Patricia Ruiz Calzada is only licensed to practice in the state of California and does not handle cases outside of California.
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