Alfonso Estrada works with public and private sector clients on various matters, including employee discipline and claims alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, First Amendment violations, and breach of privacy. When those issues escalate into litigation, Mr. Estrada handles all stages of the litigation process through trial if necessary.

Mr. Estrada also conducts administrative investigations pertaining to employee misconduct and harassment, among other areas of inquiry. He has conducted internal investigations for the City of Beverly Hills Police and Fire Departments, City of Anaheim, City of Alhambra Police Department, City of Colton, City of Loma Linda Fire Department, and City of Fresno Fire Department.

Mr. Estrada began his legal career as a Deputy District Attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, where he gained significant trial experience engaging in all aspects of trial, from voir dire through sentencing. Prior to joining AALRR, Mr. Estrada worked extensively with law enforcement unions, representing their members in administrative matters ranging from administrative investigations to discharge hearings, while gaining significant expertise with the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act. Due to Mr. Estrada’s unique legal background, he has spent much of his legal career working with law enforcement as a criminal prosecutor; while representing law enforcement unions; and currently representing law enforcement agencies and executives throughout California.

Representative Matters

  • Conducts internal investigations concerning employee misconduct
  • Has conducted hundreds of law enforcement disciplinary matters
  • Defends employers through challenges to administrative decisions in Code of Civil Procedure § 1094.5 Writ Proceedings
  • Conducted arbitration in the area of MOU contract interpretation
  • Prosecuted dozens of criminal jury trials to verdict during his time as a Deputy District Attorney for the L.A. District Attorney’s Office
  • Extensive practice defending and instructing employers against allegations of violations of the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Firm News

Events & Speaking Engagements

Mr. Estrada's recent speaking engagements include: 

CALPELRA Annual Training Conference:

  • Conducting Effective Administrative Investigations Of Police Officers And Firefighters - December 2018

  • How To Effectively Handle Challenging Disciplinary Cases - December 2018

  • Current Legal Landscape Of Police And Fire Departments - December 2018

  • Responding To Workplace Violence: An Overview Of Violence In The Workplace And Effective Tools For Employers To Combat It - December 2017

  • The Top Three Lawsuits By Police Officers And How To Avoid Them - December 2017

  • “Trending Policies for Public Employers” – November 2016
  • “The Five Biggest Pitfalls Under POBRA/FBOR” – November 2016
  • “Preparing Properly For Disciplinary Arbitration to Ensure Success” – October 2015

City Attorney’s Conference:

  • “Advanced Concepts in Labor Arbitration and Disciplinary Appeal Hearings” – September 2014

Loyola Law School:

  • “Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act and Investigations” – March 2015

AALRR Annual Employment Law Conference/Training/Breakfast Briefings:

  • Presenter, Police Records and the CPRA – Trends and Tips on How to Comply with SB 1421 – February 28, 2019, City Attorneys Association of Los Angeles County
  • Presenter, New Legislation Targets Law Enforcement: Senate Bill 1421 and Assembly Bill 748 Completely Reshape the Law Regarding Disclosure of Peace Officers’ Personnel Files, November 13, 2018, AALRR Cerritos office; November 15, 2018, Costa Mesa Center Club

  • Trainer, Conducting Effective IA Investigations: A View from All Angles, March 15, 2018 – Tri County Fair Grounds | Bishop; April 12, 2018 – Cerritos Sheraton | Cerritos; May 2, 2018 – The Pacific Palms Resort | City of Industry; June 22, 2018 - Oakland Marriott; October 3, 2018 – Imperial County

  • “The Top Five Lawsuits by Police Officers… and How to Avoid Them” – March 2015

Alerts & Articles

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • Mexican American Bar Association, Member
  • Japanese American Bar Association, Member
  • MABA Free Legal Clinic, MABA Judicial Endorsement Committee Member
  • California Police Chiefs Association, Member
  • California State Sheriff's Association, Member


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
B.A., University of California, Berkeley


  • 2008, California
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California


  • Spanish
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