Graduate of Loyola Law School and Loyola Marymount University.
Staff Member, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review.
Academic scholarship recipient in both law school and college.
Lead litigation and trial attorney in hundreds of civil cases, resulting in millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.
Extensive civil litigation experience in Employment Law, especially issues relating to wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment and wage/hour claims. Mr. Aquino has been a wrongful termination lawyer and employment law attorney since 1997.
Served as an Arbitrator and Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Mediation Certificate, Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution.
Current or past member of the following legal organizations: Orange County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section; Business Litigation Section; Tort and Trial Section; Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member), Los Angeles County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section), Pasadena Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section; Litigation Section), Beverly Hills Bar Association, Multi-Cultural Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, California Employment Lawyers Association (Diversity Committee Member), State Bar of California (Labor and Employment Law Section), American Bar Association, Association of Workplace Investigators, Southern California Mediation Association and the Filipino Lawyers of Orange County (Board Member).
He has more than 35 years of combined legal and non-legal work experience. His legal experience includes working for the U.S. District Court, Bank of America's legal department and AQUINO & AQUINO, a family owned law firm once operated by his father and sister, both of whom are also attorneys. His non-legal work experience includes working for large companies such as Wells Fargo, Kodak and Ticor Title Insurance Company.
Mr. Aquino has volunteered his time and/or donated monetarily to the following very worthy legal organizations: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Asian Pacific American Legal Center (now, Asian Americans Advancing Justice), Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law and the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities. He also serves as an evaluator/judge at moot court competitions and mentors law students as well as new attorneys.
Mr. Aquino also supports non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross, Downs Syndrome Association of Los Angeles, Goodwill and disabled American veterans groups. He runs 5ks up to marathons in support of charities focused on helping individuals afflicted with medical issues and also children in need.
Outside of work and civic life, he serves as an on-call personal assistant, banker, chauffeur, chef, counselor, bodyguard, landlord, coach, cheerleader, maid, teacher, food delivery service and number one fan to his three children. His most cherished and important title in his entire life is Dad.
Mr. Aquino has a personal goal to get the Abbott World Marathon Majors Medal by 2023.