Arthur C. Preciado

Arthur C. Preciado: Attorney with Gutierrez Preciado & House, LLP


Mr. Preciado has tried 26 civil cases to jury verdict, has been a member of ABOTA since 2007 and is a former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney. He defends government entities against tort claims, and employees against employment law claims. His tort defense has included several high profile, high exposure claims for abuse of students by other students and by school staff.

Case Experience and History

Mr. Preciado persuaded a Los Angeles Superior Court jury that police officers had good reason to detain the plaintiff temporarily to inquire about possible involvement in a crime, and that they did not use excessive force. Patino v. Los Angeles Unified School District, L.A. Superior Court Case No. BC430225.

Mr. Preciado obtained a defense verdict against a claim of discrimination for failure to promote. Ronald Riley v. County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino Superior Court Case No. SCVSS100364.

Mr. Preciado obtained a defense verdict against a claim that a student was injured in gym class because of negligent supervision. Daisy Castillo v. LAUSD, L.A. Superior Court Case No. BC293550.

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Arbitration
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Practice
  • Discrimination
  • Dog Bites
  • Education Law
  • Government
  • Labor and Employment
  • Libel, Slander and Defamation
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Police Misconduct
  • School Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-708-0903  Phone
626.449.2330  Fax
University Attended:
California State University at Los Angeles, B.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D., 1981
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1983, California
American Board of Trial Advocates.
Birth Information:
Mexico, January 16, 1954

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Pasadena, California

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