California’s protection & advocacy system
For legal assistance call 800-776-5746. For all other purposes call 916-504-5800 in Northern CA
or 213-213-8000 in Southern CA. TTY 800-719-5798.
Mario Espinoza, Clients' Rights Advocate (CRA)
Laura Larios, Assistant CRA
2104 24th Street, Suite 4
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 208-4847
Fax: (661) 208-4848
Supervised by Kendra McWright
Mario Espinoza - Before becoming the Clients’ Rights Advocate for clients of Kern Regional Center, I worked for the Law Offices of Chain, Younger, Cohn and Stiles and the Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. I received my Juris Doctorate in 2004 from the San Joaquin College of Law after undergraduate at the California State University in Bakersfield where I earned a B.A degree in Political Science and Economics with a concentration in Pre-Law.
I am married to the woman of my dreams and have two children. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, playing basketball, and skydiving. I hope to make a significant impact assisting people with disabilities to understand and exercise their rights under the law in order to develop a sense of empowerment, independence and equality.