Patricia N. Carlos is a Senior Equity Partner and has managed the firm’s Woodland Hills office (formerly Tarzana) since 2012. In 2020 Ms. Carlos reached a milestone – 20 years of practice. Ms. Carlos is a shrewd negotiator with exceptional skills in client relations. With her years of experience she brings not only knowledge of the law but also “practical” experience, that she uses to assist her clients in bring files to closure before discovery is complete.
Prior to joining the firm Ms. Carlos received a Bachelor of Arts in Chicano Studies from the University of California, Davis, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She spent a year abroad in Mexico City at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Ms. Carlos earned her Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa in 1999. While in law school, she was tapped for the Trial Advocacy Honors Board and served as Vice President for the Hispanic Law Student Association. She is a member of the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice in the California State Court as well as all California Federal District Courts.
Ms. Carlos’ professional experience includes working as a client’s rights advocate in the Los Angeles Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy, where she represented individuals with developmental disabilities. Her background also includes several years of experience in the field of consumer bankruptcy and workers’ compensation.
Outside of work, Ms. Carlos enjoys spending time with her family. She is also an avid traveler. She traveled Mexico extensively when she lived there and goes back to visit family when she can. Her first “overseas” trip was to Asia and after that she was hooked. Ms. Carlos hopes to pass on her love of travel to her nephews. Traveling has allowed her to see some world wonders including: the Panama Canal, Machu Picchu, Great Wall of China, The Vatican, The Red Square, Angkor Wat, Eiffel Tower. Her dream is to hit the 7 continents in her lifetime.
Education & Memberships
1999 Whittier Law School (California) Juris Doctor, Trial Advocacy Honors Board
1996 University of California, Davis Bachelor of Arts (Chicano/a Studies) Highest Honors Graduate; Dean’s List, College of Letters & Science
2000 State Bar of California 2000 California State Court 2004 California Federal District Courts