In the San Diego/Tijuana region, this not only allows for expansive experience, but also brings into focus issues of access to justice in the two neighboring countries. Her practice is focused on divorce cases, with emphasis on complex cases involving difficult international custody matters. Estela also recently began practicing under her own boutique law firm, cultivating clients on both sides of the border.
This does not mean that she is far from the needs of these two communities. She spends time volunteering with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (2018 Distinguished Service Award) and was honored by the State Bar of California for her pro bono efforts (Wiley W. Manuel Certificate).