|Charles Urtuzuastegui grew up in Yuma, Arizona near the Mexican border. His grandparents were migrant workers who followed the harvest year round between the San Joaquin Valley in California and Yuma Valley. Charles worked in the family dry goods business from the age of nine through high school and summers during college.
After attending college in Los Angeles, he earned his law degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He returned to California after passing the Arizona Bar exam and was admitted to practice law here.
Charles first job as an attorney was with the Pasadena City Prosecutors Office. After four years of public service, he joined the law firm of Hart & Mieras as a partner and, later, became a senior partner. In recent years he opened his own law practice, continuing his working of representing clients in matters relating to probate, divorce, living trusts, driving under the influence, adoption and much more.
Charles has been married for 35 years and has one daughter.
Bachelor of Arts degree, Pasadena College
Juris Doctor degree, University of Arizona, Tucson
Professional Affiliations and Licenses
California State Bar
Arizona State Bar
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member, Pasadena Bar Association
Member, Glendale Bar Association
Member, Mexican American Bar Association
Licensed to practice law in all of the federal courts in California and Arizona.
Admitted to practice law before the United State Supreme Court.
Senior Partner, Hart & Mieras
Partner, Hart & Mieras
Associate, Hart & Mieras
Deputy City Prosecutor, City of Pasadena
Member, Optimist Club of Highland Park, 1973-present
Member, Fellowship Masonic Lodge, 1980- present
Board of Directors, Glendale Lawyer Referral Service, 1983-1986
Member, Bench and Bar Committee, Pasadena Bar Association, 1991-1992