Meet Mitchell Barraza

Mitchell Barraza is a contract attorney with Lamano Law Office. Before coming to Lamano Law, he served as a Volunteer Attorney at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office where he represented clients charged with misdemeanors, including DUI, vandalism, gun possession, battery, and drug possession. Mr. Barraza has been nominated by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 40 under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in California. The majority of clients he worked with were people of color, many of whom were Spanish speaking. He helped them move forward from what may have been a traumatic and stressful time in their life as being of service is what Mr. Barraza values. He believes that his clients are good people who are not defined by the criminal charges against them. He helps his clients navigate the criminal justice system with compassion and tenacity.

Mr. Barraza graduated cum laude from UC Hastings, now UC College of the Law, San Francisco. During law school, he served first as a staff editor, then as a production editor, for the Constitutional Law Quarterly, the oldest constitutional law journal on the West Coast. As staff editor, he edited articles for content, and as productions editor, he reviewed staff edits and prepared articles for publication. Mr. Barraza enjoys the art of writing, including writing motions for criminal defense. He worked in the Startup Legal Garage Corporate clinic, where he worked with entrepreneurs to set up their businesses and bring their ideas to life. He received the Cali Excellence for the Future Award in 2020 for earning the highest grade in Remedies. When he’s not in the office, you can find him on the tennis court or with a good book.