Ms. Cervantes' legal career began in 2004 as a legal assistant. Working closely with clients directly, she gained a special insight into what each and every client was going through during the course of their cases. Ms. Cervantes' empathy and passion for her clients grew far beyond her station at the time, propelling her to change the trajectory of her life to truly become the best advocate for those in need. As a single mom, she juggled a full-time job while attending night school until she earned her Juris Doctorate in 2015. She passed the California Bar Examination shortly after and was admitted to practice law in May of 2015. She is now a proud partner at Villapudua & Somera, PC - a firm that works tirelessly to fight for their clients.
Ms. Cervantes is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice law in all California state courts, as well as the United State District Court, Eastern District of California. She serves on the Board of Governors for the San Joaquin County Bar Association and is a member of several executive committees within that organization to provide community outreach services. Ms. Cervantes also serves on her local Court Appointed Counsel panel to represent individuals in need of appellate legal services. She is also a proud member of several organizations that strive to provide meaningful continued education in the legal arena such as the American Inns of Court, Consumer Attorneys of California, Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, and Trial School.
Ms. Cervantes has been awarded with the "San Joaquin County Bar Association's 2022 Outstanding New Lawyer Award".
San Joaquin County Bar Association, 2015 to Present
Board of Governors, 2019-2022
Treasurer of Board of Governors, 2021
Court-Appointed Panel, 2020
Consuelo M. Callahan Inn of Court
Consumer Attorneys of California
Capital City Trial Lawyers Association
California Society of Industrial Medicine
2023 San Joaquin Bar Association’s Outstanding New Lawyer Award
2023 Super Lawyers’ Northern California Rising Stars list
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Road Design Defect
United State District Court, Eastern District of California, 2015
What Clients Say About Trina
“I met with Trina at the beginning of 2018, where she assisted me with a bike accident that I was involved with out of city. The case finally resolved in 2019, an entire year. This already speak many words… the fact that she was willing to take a case outside of her city of practice, shows her work ethic, loyalty towards clients, and passion in her career field. Trina is a phenomenal attorney who works diligently in her practice. She ensures that not only are her documents in alignmenot for cases, but for her client’s personal records for review. She and her team provide outstanding customer service, and highly recommend her to anyone’s seeking personal injury.”
“I had a bad car accident back in May 2016, I came accross Ms.Trina through my research on yelp and I’m so glad and grateful that I found her and her team. They made me feel comfortable from the consultation, the preparation and throughout the whole case process. They never made me feel like another number or just a figure. They made me feel like family, Ms. Trina worked tirelessly on my case and we didn’t settle for anything less than I deserve… I will forever be grateful to ms. Trina and her team.”
“My Corporation hired Trina to resolve a couple of Civil matters for us, because we were told that she was “the best you can get”. Trina exceeded her reputation. She proved to be very knowledgeable, competent and passionate about her work. I am thankful to have such wonderful representation and we are always referring her to anyone that needs a good attorney.”
“Ms. Cervantes, trying to work against the vast resources of an insurance company over a contract dispute is never easy. But you outmaneuvered the company at every turn. We could not have been more delighted with the representation we received. Thank you!”
“Trina, I knew I was in the right place during our first meeting. I felt your intelligence, hardworking and concerned demeanor. Throughout my case I saw skill and brilliance at work. I feel fortunate that you took my case.”
“I was recently involved in an auto-accident, and I tried to handle it myself, but I am glad I found Ms. Cervantes. She was super helpful and totally walked me trough the whole process step by step. She kept me fully updated and unlike other attorneys I had in the past did not take several months just to get back to me. I would totally use her again (God forbid I get an accident).”