About Us

Ray Estolano is an experienced trial attorney with 18 years of experience.  Ray worked for District Attorney’s offices of San Diego and Imperial County.  At the San Diego District Attorney’s office, he handled complex child support litigation.  At Imperial County, he was a deputy district attorney who prosecuted some of the most serious cases in the county.

Ray’s courtroom style has always been courteous, but aggressive. One defense attorney nicknamed him the “Smiling Assassin” because of his unflappable demeanor as a prosecutor.

Ray Estolano went into private practice in 2005 and has since represented clients in family law, criminal defense and immigration cases. Estolano Law has had success in each of these three areas.  Our philosophy is to settle when it’s in the client’s best interest, but we have successfully litigated long and complex trials in each area and Ray Estolano is recognized for his legal excellence.

 He has been voted best attorney by the readers of the Chula Vista Star News in 2011, 2102 and 2013 and currently (as of 6/23/2017) holds a perfect rating of 10.0 in Avvo.     Perhaps, the finest compliment was paid to him by a former adversary (a prosecutor) who later hired him to handle his own divorce. He commented that it was about time that he had Ray Estolano on his side!

The child of Mexican and Asian parents, Ray is fluent in Spanish and is dedicated to offering clients in San Diego a high level of representation for reasonable rates. His office is in Chula Vista, CA. This is the same community where he attended elementary school, high school and now lives with his wife Maria.  In his spare time, Ray is active in the community through various non-profit groups.


Chula Vista High School/Bonita Vista High School Class of 1989
University of California at Berkeley
University of San Diego School of Law

Community Involvement

Board of Directors, San Diego County Bar Association
Vice President, South Bay Bar Association
Proud Member, American Immigration Lawyers of America
Member, Kiwanis International

For a consultation please call 619-476-1291.  Se habla Español.