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Rosa M. Bugarin


CA – Los Angeles area
T: 626.683.5089 | F: 626.683.1113


Rosa focuses her practice on defending civil liability cases involving employment and labor law, business litigation, financial institutions, personal injury and premises liability.

Prior to joining Litchfield Cavo LLP, Rosa was an associate attorney at a mid-sized Los Angeles-based defense law firm where she focused her legal practice on insurance defense claims involving general litigation, personal injury, premises liability and public entity defense. Rosa also has litigation experience at a nonprofit where she practiced family law and represented individuals in highly conflicted domestic violence matters. During that time, she conducted numerous evidentiary hearings on behalf of the organization’s clients.

While earning her law degree at Southwestern Law School, Rosa interned for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office as a certified law clerk in the Preliminary Hearing Unit and Environmental Crimes/OSHA section. Her responsibilities included conducting preliminary hearings and assisting with matters involving toxic torts, environmental criminal law violations and workplace violations. Previously, Rosa was a legal intern at a community-based organization committed to eliminating environmental hazards in residential homes. Her responsibilities included conducting legal clinics to provide education on housing rights and environmental hazards to the general public; working with government agencies to support the enforcement of health code violations in homes; and providing assistance to trial attorneys as they prepare for trial.

In addition to her law practice, Rosa has a background in science. She previously worked at a global pharmaceutical company as a quality control chemist where she performed product release testing according to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards. Prior to her position as a chemist, Rosa conducted scientific research involving genetic engineering, hydrogeology and Marine Protected Areas as a National Science Foundation (NSF) research fellow. Her research focused on using genetic engineering to develop cost-effective methods for analyzing the environment, and the development of water technology to evaluate environmental factors on Marine Protected Areas. Additionally, she conducted hydrogeology research regarding the analysis of geochemical patterns. Rosa was also previously certified as a medical assistant.