Araceli Rodriguez is partner at the law firm of Walsma & Rodriguez, P.C. She has been practicing law in the Yuma area for six years. Araceli was born and raised in Somerton, Arizona.
She earned a B.A. in Urban Studies from Stanford University in 2007. After graduating from Stanford, she returned to Yuma to work for a Member of Congress. At the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Araceli focused her studies on water law and, as a result, was awarded a Certificate in Environmental Law, Science, and Policy with a water law emphasis.
Her practice at Walsma & Rodriguez, P.C. focuses on probate and trust administration and select real property matters, including quiet title actions. It also includes advising numerous business clients. Early in her career, Araceli’s practice consisted primarily of civil litigation and civil appeals, experience which enhances her probate and trust practice.
Araceli and her staff provide clients with the personalized legal services they need. She makes sure her clients understand their legal rights and will guide them through the legal process when clients choose to assert those rights. Araceli provides her clients with the high-quality legal services needed to advance their cases and resolve their legal issues.
She is licensed to represent clients before the following courts, tribunals, and/or agencies: all state, superior, justice, municipal courts, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. She currently acts as a Hearing Officer for the City of Yuma.
Away from the office, Araceli is a devoted wife, daughter, sister, and dog mom and enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her beloved maltipoo Coco.
She and her staff are fluent in Spanish.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2015
Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts, 2007
State Bar of Arizona
Arizona Women Lawyers Association
Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association, past Board Member, including Membership Committee Co-Chair
Yuma County Bar Association
CERTIFICATIONS & OTHER LICENSES
State Bar of Arizona, Bar Leadership Institute (BLI), Completed March 2020
Agribusiness & Water Council of Arizona (ABWC), Water Management Certificate Program, Completed May 2019
Yuma County Law Library, Volunteer Attorney Presenter
Arizona Western College Foundation, Scholarship Reviewer
Campesinos Sin Fronteras, past Board Member including past President
Smith & Wesson Corp. v. Wuster,