Tomas Requejo graduated from UCLA in 1988,and attended Loyola Law School on a full scholarship, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1993. As a law student, he was awarded the “Valerie Kantor” scholarship by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. (MALDEF)
Upon graduation, he immediately opened his own offices in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and Los Angeles, specializing in the area of Immigration. A desire to learn Criminal Law led him to join the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office in 1996.
For nearly 13 years in office, he conducted more than 100 jury trials on cases such as murder, attempted murder, robbery, weapon charges, criminal activities, narcotics offenses, DUI’s and most felony and misdemeanor matters.
He has encountered and addressed almost every issue that can arise in a criminal proceeding and is known throughout the county as a tenacious defender of his client’s rights.