On May 22, 2023, CCWRO welcomed new litigation attorney Andrés Holguin-Flores. Andrés joined CCWRO after five years as a staff attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) where he lead national class action lawsuits challenging employment discrimination and civil rights violations of immigrants, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients, and Latinos.
Mr. Holguin-Flores graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with dual undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Chicana and Chicano Studies. He earned his J.D. at Southwestern Law School. As a law student, he was active in leadership positions on campus, including Southwestern’s Public Interest Law Committee, and his law clerk experiences included clerking for the Immigration Law Clinic at Southwestern, serving as a judicial extern to the Honorable Terry J. Hatter, Jr. of the U.S. Central District Court for the District of California, and externships with Inner City Law Center, MALDEF, and the ACLU of Southern California.
Upon law school graduation, Andrés clerked for the Honorable Terry J. Hatter, Jr. and the Honorable Harry Pregerson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. After completing his postgraduate clerkships, Andrés went on to begin his work in impact litigation and immigrant rights’ policy advocacy with MALDEF handling all phases of civil rights litigation including investigation, discovery, depositions, settlement, and appeals in the representation of individuals throughout the United States.
CCWRO is exited to add Andres to our team; his skill and experience will be a sure help in the fight to better the lives California’s public benefits recipients