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Mr. Preciado has tried 26 civil cases to jury verdict, has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates since 2007 and is a former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney. He defends government entities against tort claims, and employees against employment law claims. His tort defense has included several high profile, high exposure claims for abuse of students by other students and by school staff.

Practice areas
  • Arbitration
  • Civil litigation
  • Civil practice
  • Discrimination
  • Dog bites
  • Education law
  • School law
  • Government
  • Labor and employment
  • Libel, slander and defamation
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Police misconduct
Admitted
  • California, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Education
  • Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D., 1981
  • California State University at Los Angeles, B.A., 1976
Representative cases
  • Mr. Preciado persuaded a Los Angeles Superior Court jury that police officers had good reason to detain the plaintiff temporarily to inquire about possible involvement in a crime, and that they did not use excessive force. Patino v. Los Angeles Unified School District, L.A. Superior Court Case No. BC430225.
  • Mr. Preciado obtained a defense verdict against a claim of discrimination for failure to promote. Ronald Riley v. County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino Superior Court Case No. SCVSS100364.
  • Mr. Preciado obtained a defense verdict against a claim that a student was injured in gym class because of negligent supervision. Daisy Castillo v. LAUSD, L.A. Superior Court Case No. BC293550
Associations and memberships
  • Lawyers Club of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles County Bar Inn of Court
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Judicial Evaluations Committee)
  • Mexican-American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, arbitrator and judge pro tem, Los Angeles County Superior and Municipal Courts
  • American Bar Association
Experience
  • Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney
  • Automobile Club of Southern California, Senior trial attorney
  • Ochoa & Sillas, Trial attorney