Humberto also known to his friends and colleagues as Burt overcame a very rough juvenile gang background to become an attorney. He has been a lawyer for 28 years. His primary office is located in Montebello. He is also a principal partner in the law firm of Guizar, Henderson &Carrazco, in Tustin, CA. He specializes in civil rights litigation. He also represents injured consumers in catastrophic personal injury cases.
In December of 2015 Humberto was elected to sit on the Southern California, Board for the American Civil Liberties Union, (ACLU). Humberto previously served as an elected Executive Board Trustee of the Mexican American Bar Association. He served on the MABA board for 12 years.
In 2000 Humberto was profiled in the Daily Journal for his role in obtaining one of the first 7 figure verdicts against CRASH officers from the L.A.P.D. The front page story was entitled From “Gang member to Attorney”. Humberto was also the lead counsel in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Ceballos v. Garcetti.. On April 26, 2003 he was honored by the La Raza Alumni Association at California State University, Northridge with a lifetime achievement award.
Humberto is also the only known attorney any where that provides expert court testimony in the Southern California criminal courts as a “gang expert”. Humberto does this work pro-bono or when appointed by one of the courts.
Humberto has continued to successfully prosecute significant and challenging civil rights cases resulting in repeated multiple 7 Figure settlements and verdicts for his clients. In 2012 Humberto was nominated for CAALA Trial lawyer of the year. In 2014 Humberto resolved 4 significant civil rights cases by verdict or by settlement, in each of these cases he obtained multiple 7 figure amounts for his clients.
Humberto Guizar is one of the founders of Brothers For Justice, a Consumer Attorneys Motorcycle Club. Established in 2014. Humberto is the Vice President of the Club.
Finally, currently there is a Hollywood trial lawyer movie in production that will showcase Humberto’s juvenile life and his role in a federal civil trial that Humberto won in 2012 for a family of a man that was beaten and killed by the LAPD. The movie will be entitled “Brothers of Justice”. February of 2017 is the target date for release of the movie.