Raymond G. Alvarado began practicing law in 1972 and by 1993, Ray realized his dream of establishing a minority-owned law firm when he, Ruben Smith, and two other partners formed AlvaradoSmith.
Apart from his professional success, Ray was a well-recognized contemporary artist, whose paintings can be found throughout California, including in the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana.
Ray was passionately committed to the advancement of diversity in the legal community, as reflected by his extensive involvement with the California Minority Counsel Program. In addition to his commitment to his profession, Ray gave tirelessly of himself to educational, civic, and youth organizations, including the Boys & Girls Club, youth sports, and high school moot court competitions.
Ray left an incredible legacy and dream that continues to inspire us. In recognition of his contributions to the community and, in particular, his commitment to higher education for our youth, AlvaradoSmith established the Raymond G. Alvarado Scholarship Fund.