Oscar A. Ischiu, Esq.
California Attorney Serving Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties
Oscar A. Ischiu is the founder and principal attorney at The Law Firm of Oscar A. Ischiu, Esq., serving clients throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, and international family law. Learn more about Oscar below. If you are in need of legal services in Southern California, give us a call for a consultation over the phone or at our offices in West Covina, Ontario or Monrovia.
I attended the University of California Riverside and studied biochemistry. During that time, I discovered my love and passion for law. However, after graduating from UCR, I was not able to afford law school and viewed becoming a lawyer as a distant, impossible dream. Thus, life took me in a different direction: I started my own trucking company in 2011, hiring drivers, being personally involved with shop maintenance, and working hard around the clock. Then in 2015 my life became a nightmare. Freight rates hit a record low, and I found myself fighting for the life of my business. I was barely able to survive, at times literally counting pennies to see whether I could afford a morning cup of coffee, all the while working a grueling 60 hour work week, and not getting paid, myself. I was working just for the survival of my business. Throughout this entire odyssey, I never gave up on my dream of becoming an attorney, but going to law school seemed like an unattainable fantasy. Over the course of many difficult months, I managed to save my business, and it was at that point that I made the decision to go to law school, no matter what. I knew that the time was right for me to pursue my dream.
I attended law school at Pacific Coast University School of Law. I believed that this was my last opportunity to become a lawyer, and I was incredibly grateful for the chance. While attending law school, I worked a 40 hour work week and went to school at night. During that time, I helped many classmates who were struggling. I held weekend classes and also tutored individual students out of the kindness of my heart. I simply wanted us all to pass the program, which we did. I am proud to say that I finished at the top of my class as Valedictorian.
I then began to prepare to take the California bar exam, arguable one of the most difficult in the entire country. For four months I worked diligently to prepare, going to work at 5:00 am, working until 2:00 and then studying until 11:00 at night. Discipline at its finest. My hard work paid off, and I passed the bar exam the first time I took it, which is very unusual, as most people who take it fail the first time.
Why is this relevant? I know that I am an extremely disciplined, determined, hard working individual, and I will defend and fight for my clients with the same passion with which I pursued my dream.
As I spoke the final words of my oath as an attorney, my dream finally had become a reality. I now aspire to make a positive difference in as many lives as I possibly can. I know what it is to struggle, and I now feel it is my duty to help people in need. I have worked with many people who were dealing with issues including criminal cases, bankruptcy, and personal injury. I have heard about their past experiences with attorneys that do not take a genuine interest in their cases, and I vowed that I would be a different kind of attorney. One for the people. One that has known hard times and one that will work hard to help his fellow human beings. I am dedicated to provide personalized, efficient, and aggressive representation that will make a positive impact on my clients’ lives. My law firm is big enough to serve them but small enough so that I can get to know each of my clients on a personal basis.
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