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Law Offices of Duarte & Menezes, LLP

Updated November 19, 2020

Proclamation presented July 24, 2014 to Law Offices of Duarte & Menezes, LLP at Cerritos City Council Chambers.

The Law Offices of Duarte & Menezes, LLP, is a full service law firm specializing in estate planning, landlord-tenant mediation, real estate law, civil litigation, family law and family law mediation, personal injury and some areas of criminal defense. Based in Cerritos, the firm has been providing legal advice to the surrounding communities since 2007.

Duarte & Menezes consists of Michael J. Duarte and Paulo I. Menezes. Duarte is a graduate of Western State University and has been practicing law since 1989. He has extensive experience in estate planning as well as family law, civil mediation and criminal law.

Menezes graduated from Western State University in 1999. With a real estate background, Menezes is involved in landlord-tenant issues, real estate and business transactional law, litigation and estate planning. Together, Duarte and Menezes have more than 33 years of legal experience.

Both attorneys chose to enter the field of law after having successful careers in other fields. Duarte is a former school instructor and has taught at the elementary, high school and community college levels. Menezes' credentials include many years as a successful real estate broker in addition to his experience in the property management and insurance industries. As a result of their experience, both Duarte and Menezes are capable of understanding and tending to the concerns and questions of the Cerritos community and surrounding areas.

"We carefully chose the beautiful community of Cerritos because we believed it was a hub for our many clients who reside in both Los Angeles and Orange Counties. We have never regretted this choice," said Duarte and Menezes. The Law Offices of Duarte & Menezes, LLP, is located at 17215 Studebaker Road, Suite 240 in Cerritos. The phone number is (562) 860-1900 and the fax number is (562) 724-6016. The firm's website is

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