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Octavio Velarde

Octavio Velarde

Law Office of Octavio Velarde
  • Bankruptcy, Employment Law, Landlord Tenant ...
  • California
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Nancy Hanna
Nancy Hanna February 13, 2021
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Octavio Velarde is a skillful, thoughtful attorney who is reliable and great to work with.
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Octavio Velarde grew up and was educated in Southern California. He speaks Spanish fluently and understands the challenges his clients face dealing with exorbitant housing costs, managing debt, and fighting for fairness in the workplace.

Octavio spent over a decade working with labor unions. Throughout his years in labor, Octavio worked closely with workers and focused on empowering union members to advocate for their own rights through community engagement and worksite organizing. That experience impressed upon Octavio the importance of advocacy that includes working closely with community members and developing their understanding and engagement to empower his clients.

Octavio is passionate about social justice and economic issues and the practice areas on which he focuses reflect that. He decided to start his own practice to help guide community members through difficult times.

Octavio believes that access to the legal system is vital for all communities. These are especially difficult and important times. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the financial and workplace uncertainties across many communities, but particularly for women, people of color, and the queer community. Together with Octavio, you can all learn how to take control of the challenges you face and move forward stronger and better.

Practice Areas
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
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  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Free Consultation
    60-minute consultations for bankruptcy matters. 30-minute consultations for other matters.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Tenant and Housing Rights consultations are $100 for 30 minutes.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 328435
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Octavio Velarde
- Current
Sole practitioner.
Associate Attorney
Schwartz Steinsapir Dohrmann & Sommers LLP
Associate attorney at boutique labor form.
Claremont Consortium of Colleges - Pomona College
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University of California - Irvine
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Public Service Scholarship
University of California, Irvine School of Law
Professional Associations
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
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San Diego County Bar Association
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Tom Homann LGBT Law Association
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State Bar of California  # 328435
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Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. Upstair neighbors are running, stomping, jumping, monday thru sunday, landlord doesnt do anything about it.
A: Sounds like a nuisance or a breach of quiet enjoyment of the premises. I would look at the lease and talk to an attorney to figure out your best options for remedies.
Q. I sued by credit card company
A: You should file an Answer. Otherwise, they'll get a default against you. That should buy you time to figure out next steps, including filing for bankruptcy. Once you file for bankruptcy, you'll get an automatic stay on collection efforts. You can then get the case dismissed because it'll be pointless for them to proceed.
Q. I was locked out of my warehouses with no eviction notice or court order how can I get my machines back
A: Depending on what your lease agreement says and damages are, I would file a suit in court and ask for immediate injunctive relief. I would probably also seek punitive damages. California has strict prohibitions on landlord self-help remedies. I would contact a landlord–tenant lawyer immediately.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Octavio Velarde
3111 Camino Del Rio North
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
Telephone: (619) 330-6870
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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