Richard Lucero is the Senior Staff Attorney at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). Before coming to CHIRLA, he has 14 years of private practice experience in the immigration field; has won well over 60 trials and numerous cases on appeal; and has successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He graduated from the University of California at Irvine, with degrees in Economics and Political Science, and attended Whittier Law School.