Justin M. Alvarez, Esq., founder and shareholder of The Alvarez Firm, focuses on business and real estate transactions and estate planning. Prior to establishing the firm, Mr. Alvarez served as Assistant General Counsel at Griffin Industries, a privately held homebuilder and land developer. Before that, he was an associate at Gary R. King and Associates, where he worked with a diverse range of small and medium sized businesses and their principals on issues like estate planning, business and real estate transactional matters, and claims and litigation handling. Mr. Alvarez also worked as an associate for the managing counsel of the Suzuki Motor Corporation of America where he assisted in the oversight of the Suzuki v. Consumer’s Union (Consumer Reports) lawsuit related to allegedly false and misleading statements by Consumer Reports concerning the Suzuki Samurai.
Mr. Alvarez earned his Juris Doctor degree and his Master’s degree in Business Administration, graduating cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California, a “Great Books” program conducted in the Socratic Method.
An active participant in his community and profession, Mr. Alvarez serves as the Legal Committee Chair and a Board Member for Obria Medical Clinics, a non-profit medical clinic providing assistance to women and couples that face an unplanned pregnancy. He is a founding member of the Ventura chapter of CALL, the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders, an organization dedicated to the growth and spiritual formation of the Latino leaders in their knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith. Mr. Alvarez serves as Chairman of Boy Scout Troop 761 and Cub Scout Pack 3730. He is also active in his church, St. Paschal Baylon in Thousand Oaks, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus.