Maria C. Jaime

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Attorney Maria Jaime has spent the majority of her legal career representing clients injured in traffic accidents of all kind and has done so with compassion and dedication. She is the daughter of migrant farm workers and spent her childhood in a farm labor camp in Ceres California. Her dedication stems from recognizing at an early age the level of trauma, confusion, and heartbreak that can result from an accident. She clearly recalls farm workers living in the labor camp who became victims of negligent drivers. The accidents often resulted in death, leaving families devastated. Knowing that an entire community has placed their trust in her, she works tirelessly to stand out in the legal community and provide exceptional service.

Maria handles cases involving auto accidents, truck accidents, off-road vehicle accidents and accidents resulting from defects in property, such as trip and fall cases.

Maria began her legal career as a pro bono attorney with California Rural Legal Assistance, a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to California’s rural low-income families and senior citizens. Following the death of her mother in 2006, she left her position as a legal aid attorney and became the first Latina lawyer at Curtis Legal Group where she represents injured clients against insurance companies that attempt to take advantage of people when they are most vulnerable.

As an attorney with the Curtis Legal Group, Maria is often called on for representation in catastrophic cases including wrongful death. Having lost both her parents by age 27, she works diligently to assist grieving families with the utmost compassion and aggressive advocacy. Although the majority of her practice is personal injury, she also has an active business law and bankruptcy practice, with an emphasis on serving the Latino community. Maria received her Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Stanislaus (2000), and law degree from Lincoln Law School (2003).

Maria is a fluent Spanish speaker who has strong roots in the community. She was the 2012 President of the Latino Business Association (LBA) and a board member of the Stanislaus County Literacy Center, Interfaith Ministries, and El Concilio, Council for the Spanish Speaking. She is also a member of the Hispanic Leadership Council, the American GI Forum, and the Latino Community Roundtable. She was awarded the “Friend of the GI Forum” award in 2006 and was the 2011 “Amiga of the Year” for her dedication to the community. Ms. Jaime was also named one of the recipients of the Outstanding Woman of the Year award for 2014 by the Stanislaus County Commission for Women. Mrs. Jaime is a noted public speaker and was a keynote speaker for the California Department of Education 30th Annual State Migrant Conference in Southern California, the Parent Institute for Quality Education, the Central Valley Opportunity Center, Reading Works and multiple student conferences at Stanislaus State University. She has been featured for her accomplishments in multiple publications including the Modesto Bee and Vida en el Valle. She is also a member of the Stanislaus County Bar Association and Stanislaus Lawyers Referral Service Committee.

Education

  • J.D., Lincoln Law School, 2003
  • B.S., California State University, Stanislaus, 2000
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Stanislaus County Bar Association
  • Wray F. Ladine, American Inn of Court
Community Involvement / Pro Bono Work

  • Board of Directors, El Concilio, Counsel for the Spanish Speaking
  • Board of Directors, Stanislaus County Literacy Center
  • Board of Directors, Latino Business Association
  • Board of Directors, Interfaith Ministries
  • Member, Mujeres Latinas of Stanislaus County
  • Member, American GI Forum, Stanislaus County Chapter
  • Member, Hispanic Leadership Council
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