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Attorney Rosemary Abarca
Ms. Abarca was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States while still in elementary school. Her family settled in Bakersfield, CA, and Ms. Abarca attended Bakersfield High School before going on to receive a B.A. in French Literature from The University of California, San Diego. Ms. Abarca remained in San Diego to attend California Western School of Law.
After law school, Ms. Abarca returned to Bakersfield where her extended family would help care for her two sons, Rigoberto and Christopher, while she pursued her career as an attorney.
Upon joining Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance in the early 80's, Ms. Abarca began practicing Social Security disability law. There, Ms. Abarca gained valuable training and experience, and she eventually opened her own private practice some years later. The Law Office of Rosemary Abarca had helped thousands of Kern County residents win their Social Security disability claims. Ms. Abarca's son, Attorney Rigoberto Abarca Vindiola, has since joined the practice, which is now called Abarca Vindiola, PLC.
1980, California Western School of Law, J.D.
1975, UC San Diego, B.A.
Attorney Rigoberto Vindiola
Mr. Vindiola was born in San Diego, CA and moved to Bakersfield, CA as an infant. Like his mother, Attorney Rosemary Abarca, Mr. Vindiola would also graduate from Bakersfield High School. Mr. Vindiola would go on to obtain a B.A. in Computer Science from New York University.
After college, Mr. Vindiola returned to Bakersfield to work in his mother's Social Security disability law office. The experience inspired Mr. Vindiola to pursue a career in law, and he attended The University of Texas School of Law in Austin, TX.
Upon completing law school, Mr. Vindiola again returned to Bakersfield to continue working with his mother, whereupon they established Abarca Vindiola, PLC in 2014 to continue representing the people of Kern County in claims for Social Security disability and SSI benefits.
2013, The University of Texas School of Law, J.D.
2007, New York University, B.A.