JUSTINE COLLIER is a Legal Assistant at Lamano Law Office. She is the first point of contact in our law firm and makes sure our clients are updated on their current and future court appearances.
Prior to working with LLO, she studied psychology at Cypress College and worked as a personal assistant to Dr. Coble-Temple, a psychologist and professor at John F. Kennedy University. Ms. Collier assisted in conducting evaluations for offenders who committed violent or sexual crimes and suffered mental health issues.
Ms. Collier was born and raised Alturas, a small town located near the Oregon/Nevada border in Northern California. She moved to Los Angeles and began her career in social justice where she realized her passion for advocating for underserved communities and those with mental health issues. Her passions are working with people who have developmental and physical disabilities, camping in the Sequoia National Forest, practicing yoga, and spending time with her three younger brothers.
PAULINA MALDONADO is a paralegal at Lamano Law Office. She ensures that our clients are fully informed on the developments of their case and assists our attorneys in communications with clients and court agencies. Ms. Maldonado corresponds regularly with the District Attorneys office, law enforcement, and administrative agencies to ensure that LLO receives all the evidence necessary to get our clients the best result.
Prior to her work at LLO, Paulina worked alongside the Honorable Daniel A. Flores in his criminal defense practice serving the Spanish-speaking community. In 2014, she managed his successful campaign for San Francisco Superior Court Judge. In 2017, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee Chairperson Cindy Wu appointed her as a delegate to the California Democratic Party for a two-year term.
Ms. Maldonado is Mexican-American originally from the Central Valley, and is a co-founder and past president of the Latin@ Young Democrats of San Francisco. She graduated from California State University, Fresno and earned her degree in Criminology, with an emphasis in Law Enforcement. Through a partnership with CSU Fresno and the Fresno Police Department, she graduated from the police academy (P.O.S.T).