About the Art

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.

AlvaradoSmith’s Business Continuity Update:


In these uncertain times, we remain dedicated to our clients and will continue to provide the quality of support and advice that you have come to expect from AlvaradoSmith.

Our professionals are now telecommuting to continue to meet the needs of our clients while complying with the California State Public Officer’s order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home. The firm will remain fully operational during this time.

We want to take this opportunity to share how AlvaradoSmith’s business continuity plan is navigating the Novel Coronavirus landscape as attorneys and staff continue to serve clients.  READ MORE