Mr. Marquez is originally from Folsom, California. He attended the University of California, Davis, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, Theory, and Criticism with a Sociology minor. After shadowing attorneys and taking legal courses in college, he discovered his passion for the law.
In 2015, Mr. Marquez pursued his law degree at California Western School of Law in the beautiful city of San Diego. During law school, he worked with a consumer rights attorney and had the pleasure of working for the California Innocence Project. Mr. Marquez committed himself to academic excellence by making the Dean’s Honor List in 2016 and 2017. In addition, he tutored first- year law students academically while interning for New Media Rights—where he earned an academic excellence award and provided pro bono services for contracts and intellectual property. Mr. Marquez provided legal advice on employment cases, torts defense, and professional responsibility within the DOJ as a Law Clerk for the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office. Additionally, Mr. Marquez clerked as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge Hayes of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and drafted an order that is published on WestLaw.
After passing the California Bar Exam, Mr. Marquez represented Wells Fargo and insurance companies in debt collection and subrogation matters throughout California. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Mr. Marquez primarily represented plaintiffs with employment law issues including, but not limited to, wage and hour violations; sexual harassment; discrimination; and PAGA claims. Since then, Mr. Marquez has represented construction and ridesharing companies for insurance defense in arbitration and civil litigation matters.
In his free time, Mr. Marquez enjoys going to the beach, hiking, watching sports, and playing basketball with family and friends.