Raquel M. Busani
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With 10 years’ experience at ERISA Law Center, Raquel has crafted her practice to focus on helping individuals obtain the disability and life insurance benefits they are entitled to under their employer-sponsored plans.

Areas of Practice

  • ERISA Long Term Disability 85%
  • Bad Faith Long Term Disability 10%
  • Life Insurance Claim Denials 5%

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Western District of California, 2018

Education

  • San Joaquin College of Law, Fresno, California
    • J.D. - 2018
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Psychology
    • Major: Political Science with Emphasis in International Relations

Classes/Seminars

  • Between Two Worlds: "Dalya's Other Country" , POV-PBS /LSCA/SJCL, 2017
  • Between Two Worlds:"No Le Digas a Nadie", POV-PBS /LSCA/SJCL, 2018
  • Lunch & Learn: A Discussion on Pro Bono Services , LSCA, 2018

Honors and Awards

  • John Loomis Legacy Medal of Distinction, 2018
  • San Joaquin College of Law Founders' Scholarship, 2018
  • Leon S. Peters Foundation Leadership Award, 2017
  • 1st Place Best Brief- George Hopper Moot Court/ 3rd place Best Brief Traynor Moot Court
  • Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in 9 subjects

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fresno County Bar Association ("FCBA"), Member, 2018 to Present
  • Pro Bono Section of Fresno County Bar , Member, 2017 to Present
  • Fresno County Woman Lawyers, Member, 2018 to Present
  • Fresno County Young Lawyers Association, 2018 to Present
  • Law Students for Community Advancement ("LSCA"), co-founder/board member, 2016 to 2018
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2019 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • ERISA Law Center, Secretary/Paralegal, 2009 to 2018
  • United States District Court- Eastern Dist. of CA, Judicial Extern, 2015 to 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • SJCL Senior Law Day/CCLS Senior Law Clinic, 2017
  • CVIIC Free Naturalization Application Completion Workshop , 2017

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish