I am a Southern California attorney and martial artist.
Professionally, I am a co-founder of Rogers | Beltran LLP, a Southern California law firm focusing on personal injury, criminal defense, and civil rights cases. Our law firm handle cases throughout all of Southern California, including in both state and federal court. Please visit our website to learn more about us and our firm.
Personally, my biggest passion outside of family and friends is the martial arts. I have been training in the martial arts since I was 5 years old, including, among others, Kickboxing, Taekwondo, Eskrima, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Krav Maga, and Jeet Kun Do.
And while I really enjoy the physical aspects of the martial arts, equally important to me are the mental aspects and its guiding principles. These include humility, respect, discipline, and perseverance. Just as lawyers need to continuously learn and grow in order to be as effective as possible, the same holds true for martial artists. In this pursuit of knowledge, the martial arts concept of the "empty cup" is key. The idea of the empty cup is that despite what you know or you think you know, you always show up with an open mind or an "empty cup," ready to fill the cup with knowledge. This concept is of the utmost importance because your teachers, coaches and training partners will see things that you don't see, know things that you don't know, and they will make you a better martial artist if you keep an open mind.
I am especially thankful that during my martial arts journey I have had the opportunity to train with numerous world-class instructors, coaches, and training partners, who have all contributed in their own ways to my successes as both a martial artist and an attorney.