Luis Carrillo is an experienced and well-known civil rights attorney having practiced law for over 41 years. Mr. Carrillo is a partner of the Carrillo Law Firm, LLP where he practices law alongside his son. Mr. Carrillo has handled countless high-profile cases over the years and is called upon by local and national media outlets to provide legal commentary on a variety of cases. In June 2016, the Daily Journal published a section featuring the top 30 plaintiff’s attorneys and Mr. Carrillo was selected as one of the Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2016. He started with humble beginnings attending East Los Angeles College and then transferring to UCLA to complete his undergraduate studies. His advocacy for the Latino community began in earnest in the 1960’s and 1970’s when he advocated on behalf of the students of East LA high schools during the Walkouts which were protests aimed against the unequal conditions of the Los Angeles Unified School District high schools.
After UCLA, he and his wife moved to South America where he taught History and English at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. It was after some time in South America that he moved to northern California where he attended UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law. After law school, he passed the California State Bar and began his career in law. His advocacy for his clients and relentless pursuit of justice has earned him recognition throughout the country as a champion for justice and tireless advocate for the under-served Latino community. He continues that fight today on behalf of the community.