Gustavo Magaña was born in San Jose California and has been a Bay Area native his entire life.
Mr. Magaña attended Santa Clara University for both his undergraduate and law school education. Mr. Magaña graduated from Santa Clara undergraduate school with a Bachelors degree in Political Science and minored in Philosophy, Ethnic Studies, and Spanish. While in undergrad at Santa Clara Mr. Magaña served as the Multicultural Center Director and spearheaded a program to increase Asian and Pacific Islander enrollment at the University from underprivileged communities. Additionally Mr. Magaña also interned with the immigration department at Catholic Charities in San Jose, assisting low-income clients with citizenship applications.
In Law school Mr. Magaña gained strong exposure to criminal courts by interning for the Honorable Judge Valencia in juvenile court. Additionally Mr. Magaña interned for the Santa Clara County Public Defender’s office as well as at a private criminal defense firm.
Mr. Magaña was admitted into the California State bar in 2015 and has worked on a variety of different kinds of cases including a felony jury trial, over 150 traffic court trials, landlord tenant cases, and several different felony and misdemeanor cases. Mr. Magaña joined the Law Offices of Noel Hibbard in January of 2017 and has been working on personal injury litigation, workers compensation, and criminal matters for the firm.
Mr. Magaña was an active collegiate boxer for Santa Clara University and retired with an undefeated record. Additionally in his spare time he enjoys reading, working out, and spending time with his Wife and friends.