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About Our Team
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Steven Ibarra

Managing Attorney

Song-Writing and Stage Performing

Steven Ibarra, born to immigrant parents in the USA and raised in Norwalk, California, attended private schools throughout his early education before moving to Berkeley to attend UC Berkeley. He began his legal career in the personal injury sector in 2003, working as an assistant for a personal injury attorney in Beverly Hills.

Over his 17-year career as an attorney, Mr. Ibarra has amassed millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts, demonstrating his commitment to justice and his clients' well-being. He has tried multiple cases to jury verdict, including a recent $578,000 verdict in Riverside from a slip-and-fall incident resulting in a torn meniscus. In 2020, Mr. Ibarra and his client successfully challenged the United States Postal Service after a postal truck injured a wife, mother, and devoted employee of an international church organization. Despite a contentious trial and aggressive defense by the U.S. Government, a federal judge awarded $670,000, primarily for pain and suffering, upholding the principles of justice and the separation of powers embodied in the U.S. Constitution. Steven is dedicated to advancing trial advocacy, with a particular focus on implementing new technologies in the courtroom to engage juries and ensure justice is served. His love for music and being on stage has greatly influenced his ability to tell compelling stories in front of juries, a skill honed from years of performing with his punk rock band, Whole 9 Yards, where he played guitar and captivated nightclub audiences. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Steven is a proud father of three children, navigating the complexities of a high-conflict divorce. This personal journey has fueled his passion for psychology and effective co-parenting strategies, helping him become a better father and human being. He is committed to understanding personality disorders and mastering skills that enhance his parenting and professional life. At home, Steven enjoys the companionship of his three-year-old Goldendoodle named Honey, who loves to cuddle and share mutual affection. His family life, combined with his professional experiences, shapes his compassionate and resilient approach to both his personal and professional endeavors.

Gonzalo Morales

Associate Attorney


Gonzalo Morales is a dedicated trial lawyer at the Law Offices of Steven Ibarra. A graduate of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Mr. Morales has been practicing law for nearly half a decade. He embodies integrity, discipline, consistency, perseverance, resiliency, and a reliable work ethic—qualities that have made him a valuable asset to the firm since joining in April 2022.

Before becoming a part of the Law Offices of Steven Ibarra, Mr. Morales honed his skills at a nationally recognized full-service litigation firm, an insurance-defense firm, and a personal injury law firm. His diverse background has equipped him with a broad range of legal expertise, making him adept in various areas of law. Mr. Morales is known for his meticulous approach to law and motion practice, whether in personal injury cases, family law matters, or criminal defense matters. His thoroughness and attention to detail ensure that every aspect of a case is handled with the utmost care. Clients appreciate Mr. Morales's genuine concern for their well-being and his commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes. In the courtroom, Mr. Morales is a vigorous advocate, whether arguing law and motion or fully engaged in trial. His exceptional memory and ability to recall vast amounts of information, from case law and statutes to complex fact patterns, are invaluable assets in his legal practice. Outside of work, Mr. Morales enjoys spending time with his family, running, lifting weights, and managing (successfully) his fantasy football team with strategic precision. His dedication to his clients and his passion for the law make him a standout attorney at the Law Offices of Steven Ibarra.


Director of Operations

Celeste Chavez serves as the esteemed Director of Operations at the Law Offices of Steven Ibarra. With a dynamic blend of over six years of law firm experience and a recent master’s degree in social work from USC, Celeste is a cornerstone of the office's daily operations. Her unique background in both legal environments and social work allows her to bring a compassionate and comprehensive approach to the practice.

Celeste thrives on direct interactions with clients, considering these moments as the highlights of her day. Her commitment to excellence and her innate ability to understand and respond to client needs make her an invaluable asset to the team. Celeste’s multifaceted expertise and personable nature not only enhance the firm's operations but also enrich the experiences of clients across various fields of practice.


Legal Assistant

Susana Ramirez, also known as Susie, is a spirited legal assistant at the Law Offices of Steven Ibarra, where she skillfully manages everything from client intakes and social media to complex family law and personal injury cases.

Fluent in two languages, she bridges communication gaps to better connect with the diverse clientele. Outside of the office, she is a devoted dog mom who cherishes walks and hikes with her miniature schnauzer. Driven by a passion for advocacy and care, she is currently pursuing a nursing degree with the aspiration to combine her legal expertise with medical skills as a future legal nurse consultant. Susana aims to weave together the threads of law and healthcare, making a meaningful impact one case and one care plan at a time.



At the Law Offices of Steven Ibarra, Rosalie Johnson serves as a dedicated family law paralegal, bringing a compassionate and resolution-focused approach to each case.

With a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in Legal Studies from the University of San Francisco, Rosalie possesses a profound understanding of the social dynamics that impact family law. Her academic background, combined with her passion for helping clients navigate their legal journeys, makes her an invaluable asset to the team. Rosalie is committed to ensuring that every client receives the personalized support they need to achieve the best possible outcomes in their family law matters.


Bankruptcy Processor

Annissa Henry is not just a bankruptcy processor—she is someone who understands the challenges and emotions that come with financial hardship.

With empathy and compassion at the core of her approach, she specializes in supporting individuals and families through the bankruptcy process. She knows that facing financial difficulties can be overwhelming and stressful, which is why she provides a guiding hand and a listening ear every step of the way. Her goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to take control of their financial future. Whether navigating paperwork, explaining legal jargon, or offering emotional support, Annissa is dedicated to helping clients find relief and peace of mind during what can be a challenging time. With kindness, understanding, and a commitment to excellence, she helps clients navigate the path to financial stability with dignity and compassion.

Meet Steven Ibarra
Steven Ibarra is a highly effective and experienced lawyer with more than a decade of in-depth legal experience in his areas of practice, including bankruptcy law, family law, and personal injury. Mr. Ibarra is also fluent in Spanish and offers select free case evaluations. He is dedicated to helping his clients achieve their legal goals and will do everything he can to help you achieve yours.
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • Whittier Bar Association
  • English
  • Spanish
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