Adriana Quintero received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California Berkeley, double majoring in Political Science and Spanish. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, Adriana attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, to gain the tools to fight for and give a voice to the vulnerable and underrepresented by pursuing a career as an attorney.
While in law school, Adriana was involved in campus organizations and the community. She worked as a research assistant for her Criminal Procedure professor, researching the interaction of Miranda rights and culture in criminal defense. Adriana also served as president of the La Raza Law Student Association, was a member of San Diego La Raza Lawyers, and regularly volunteered at naturalization clinics hosted by local non-profit organizations.
As a law student, Adriana held several legal internship and externship positions. Adriana externed for two federal judges and a California appellate court justice, where she researched and drafted opinions, reports and recommendations on both criminal and civil matters. Adriana also worked as a legal intern with two non-profit organizations, Casa Cornelia Law Center and Employee Rights Center, where she worked on immigration cases. While studying abroad in Santiago, Chile, Adriana interned with the Office of the Attorney General of Chile, where she co-authored an article published in a legal periodical in Chile and drafted informational pamphlets on the transition from the inquisitorial to adversarial system in Chile.
Adriana then began working as an associate attorney at a civil law firm, where she mainly handled public interest cases, including environmental and municipal cases. After that, she worked as a deputy public defender with the Los Angeles County Public Defender where she handled a variety of criminal cases and tried cases to verdict. Adriana then continued her work in criminal defense with the Los Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Firm.
Adriana joined KO Legal to put her litigation skills and passion to advocate on behalf of employees to good use and advance civil rights in the workplace.
Adriana is fluent in Spanish, and licensed to practice law in the state of California.