Rafael Hurtado is a plaintiff’s employment lawyer and co-founder of Abogato, LLP, an employment law firm whose mission is to represent employees and empower workers with their legal rights.
Rafael grew up in Piru and Palmdale, California, and came to San Diego to attend the University of California, San Diego. While at UC San Diego, Rafael spent a year studying abroad in Bordeaux, France, and graduated with a degree in International Studies-Political Science and a minor in French Literature. Rafael subsequently attended California Western School of Law where he had the opportunity to study abroad in Santiago, Chile and intern for the Fiscalía Nacional. Rafael earned his JD from California Western and became a member of the State Bar of California in 2013.
Rafael wants to do his part in helping the San Diego community improve and succeed. As a consequence, Rafael has spent much of his time volunteering in a variety of ways and organizations including, interning at the San Diego Mayor’s Office, volunteering for local political campaigns, serving as a volunteer counselor at Stand-Up for Kids, assisting at the Unlawful Detainer Clinic for the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc., coordinating bilingual readers for Central Elementary School, and serving on the board of directors of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association and MANA de San Diego.