Estela Torres-Byrd
Estela Torres-Byrd
Paralegal, San Diego, California
Formerly: Fast Food Service, Retail Clerk
  • A.S., Bilingual Paralegal Studies, Southwestern Community College;
  • A.B.A., Approved Paralegal Certificate, University of San Diego.

My first office job was at a law firm when I was still a teenager. I was hired as a receptionist, but I was eager to grow in the field. I began to seek more work responsibilities, and not long after being hired I began working on legal projects.

I have worked in the legal field for 15+ years in both the private and public sectors. My experience includes a strong background in state and federal civil litigation as well as experience in federal criminal defense.

I love being part of the legal community! During my studies at Southwestern Community College, I served as Secretary of the Paralegal Association for two years. I am a member of the San Diego Paralegal Association and enjoy attending their events when time permits. Recently, I enjoyed participating in a University of San Diego alumni panel speaker during a Paralegal Career Forum tailored for incoming paralegal students.

Stokes Wagner’s years of hospitality experience and dedication to clients is something a passionate paralegal truly appreciates. I knew immediately it was the place for me when I walked in the door! When I am not in the office, you can usually find my kitchen trying new recipes—thank you Pinterest! But if I am really lucky that day, I’m spending it in the company of my three sons watching a good basketball game.