Law Office of Richard Loa
About Our Practice:
Richard Loa, Esq.
Richard Loa was born in Los Angeles, but raised and educated in Texas.
He graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1973 with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science.
He graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree from UCLA School of Law in 1976 and has been practicing law for over 35 years.
In 1976, he began his service as a lawyer with Legal Services Aid assisting in civil, business, and family law cases.
Two years later he
began practicing General Practice Law in the San Fernando Valley before moving to the Antelope Valley in 1989.
From 1989 to 2005, Richard has served and worked in the Antelope Valley as an Alternate Defense Counsel and Alternate Public Defender.
has tried hundreds of cases both in Civil and Criminal Courts and is admitted to practice before all California State courts, as well as, The United States District Courts: Central and Eastern Districts of California.
He has served as Arbitrator for the Superior Court of Los Angeles and as Alternate Defense Counsel of Lancaster, CA.
In addition to practicing law, Richard has years of experience in both real estate and public service.
has held a California Real Estate Broker's License since 1974.
He is the corporate broker for Antelope Valley Real Estate Consultants in Palmdale, CA.
In 2001, Mr. Loa
was elected to the Palmdale City Council
serving, with distinction, for four years.
represented the Palmdale City Council
as a delegate for the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District, the Antelope Valley Emergency Management Council, the Antelope Valley Regional Anti-Crime Committee and the U.S./Mexico Sister Cities Association
In 2004, Mr. Loa
was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to serve under his
Administration in Sacramento as a Commissioner on the Board of Prison Terms
Governor Schwarzenegger also appointed him to the Department of Consumer Affairs and Assistant Director to the Housing and Community Development Department.
also served under the Governor's Office to the California Department of Corrections
In 2010, after his
service to the State of California, Richard
returned to Palmdale, CA with his
family and resumed the practice of law in Lancaster, Palmdale, and surrounding areas.
In March 2010, he
opened the Law Offices of Richard Loa
in Palmdale, CA.
Richard is an active member of the Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Palmdale Sheriff's Boosters.
has been recognized for his
support and achievements by the following local organizations: The Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs and Professional Peace Officers Association
wife Vera currently reside in Palmdale