Around the State of California, the law firm name DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo carries great weight. When your case is associated with DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, it gains instant credibility and is taken seriously, from day one. Our 30+ years of legal experience, community development and firm name recognition is a unique advantage you receive as our client
We believe in the legal and legislative protection of injured people. We also believe we, as your lawyers, should be part of the solution and not the problem. We believe that when you call our office, you should be called back the same day. We believe when you have a question or an immediate concern that you get an answer to your question and your concern is addressed. We believe in being involved in your community. We believe that what we do is fight for you, to make your life better. We believe in making wrongs made against you right. We believe in consumer protection. We believe in the protection of your legal rights, your health and your safety. We believe in guiding you through this often complex and confusing legal process, allowing you time to heal and recuperate. We are here for the right reasons. We are here for you, our client.
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Education & Court Admissions
Born in El Paso, Texas, Mr. Araujo attended public schools and spent many summers working in the agricultural fields in Texas and California. He started his professional career by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps during the height of the Vietnam War. He became a specialist and instructor in the Vietnamese language and was Honorably Discharged with the rank of Sergeant.
He received an Associate of Arts degree at Santa Ana College, and a year later, received his Bachelor of Arts degree, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of California Irvine. In 1976 he received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law, and was thereafter admitted to the State Bar of California, Texas and Washington D.C. He is also admitted to practice before the California and United States Supreme Courts, Federal District Courts, and the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal.
A Voice for the Community
Mr. Araujo has hosted his own radio programs and has been a frequent legal and issues commentator on all Spanish language national networks. He has been a featured columnist on legal and consumer issues with several newspapers and magazine in Los Angeles and Orange Counties for over 15 years.
Mr. Araujo has taught legal subject classes at the college and university levels since 1978 and has a lifetime teaching credential.
Leadership, Membership & Honors
Long active in civic and community affairs, Mr. Araujo has served on a multitude of regional and national boards and commissions and has received countless awards and commendations. His leadership and work on issues that affect the lives of the disadvantaged have won the praise and respect of his peers and the community at large. He currently serves as the Official Legal Advisor/Counselor and Attorney to the Mexican Consulate for Orange County, California, and the Consulate for El Salvador, and since 1994 has served as legal counsel to Nosotros, a national non-profit organization established to promote the interests of Latinos in the entertainment industry. He is a nationally recognized legal scholar, and an expert on, U.S. – Mexican Relations, Latino Electoral Trends, Entertainment Law and Business, Consumer Laws, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Compensation as well as Applicant’s Workers’ Compensation.
Mr. Araujo is the first and only person born outside of México to receive the “Legion de Honor de México” for exceptional work and achievement promoting the civil, social and cultural interests of México. The Mexican government awarded Mr. Araujo with the National OHTLI Award in 1996 for extraordinary services rendered to the Mexican Community living outside of México.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio State University in 1973, Mr. Montevideo was accepted into Western State University College of Law and relocated to California. While attending Western State, Mr. Montevideo worked as a respiratory therapist. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1978.
Fighting for Our Clients
For the past 32+ years, Mr. Montevideo has honed his skills as a work injury and personal injury attorney in Orange County, CA, primarily dealing in the area of general negligence, workers’ compensation, premises liability, car accidents, products liability, and construction law. Located within the heart of California, his practice handles cases in the areas of Workers Compensation and has victoriously challenged third party claims on behalf of persons who have suffered catastrophic injuries or have died while on the job. Mr. Montevideo works tirelessly on behalf of his clients to provide the highest level of representation possible to ensure that all of his clients are treated fairly.
His dedication and loyalty to his practice have been widely recognized by his colleagues and peers, and have earned the respect and admiration of the legal community, which is reflected in his AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Leadership, Membership & Honors
Mr. Montevideo is an active member of Consumer Attorneys of California and is currently serving as President-Elect during 2009-2010 and President during 2010-2011. The goal of CAOC is to seek justice for all consumers and promote advocacy through training and education. Involving himself with numerous committees, Mr. Montevideo has been instrumental in providing insight and guidance to the organization for various projects and undertakings, including Grassroots and Legislation, actively reviewing and advocating legislation requirements, and has testified before the California Legislature. Mr. Montevideo received the CAOC Presidential Award of Merit in 2000 and 2002, and the CAOC Trench Soldier Award in 2004. Moreover, in 2006, he was inducted into Western State University, College of Law’s Hall of Fame, the highest decoration awarded by the university to honor their alumni, in recognition of an exemplary career and outstanding community and professional service.
Mr. Montevideo has served as a Board member for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, and is past President of that organization, receiving the President’s Award in 1998.
Mr. Montevideo was elected to the Board of Directors for the Diversity in Law Foundation. The purpose of this particular organization is to promote a more racially diverse bar by supporting minority law students with financial aid and education.
He is also an active member of the Orange County Bar Association, and participant in the Mock Trial Program of the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, a faculty member for the Orange County College of Trial Advocacy, and an active member of the American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America).