Rosa M. Fregoso is a trusts and estates attorney with experience in estate planning, trust administration, and probate proceedings. She has been an attorney, licensed to practice law in the State of California, since 1992. She received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, graduating cum laude. She received her Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and her law degree (J.D.) from the Berkeley School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley in 1992.
Ms. Fregoso began her legal career as an Attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) where she focused on representing battered immigrant women and children eligible for immigration relief under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). She also worked as a Trial Attorney with the Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender’s Office where she represented indigent clients in all phases of their criminal proceedings. Prior to joining WKD, Ms. Fregoso worked as a solo practitioner and as an associate at an estate planning law firm.
Ms. Fregoso is fluent in Spanish and she is very active in the community. She currently serves as a Commissioner on the California Access to Justice Commission (CalATJ). She also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Latina Business Women’s Association, Los Angeles Chapter (NLBWA-LA) and she is a member of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association (LLBA), and the Mexican American Bar Association (MABA), Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), and the Trusts and Estates section of the State Bar of California. In 2017, Ms. Fregoso was named a “Latina of Influence” by Hispanic Lifestyle, in recognition for her support and commitment to promoting positive images of the Latino community.