Blanca Pacheco is an Associate with Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill, LLP, serving as part of the firm’s Municipal Law practice group.
Ms. Pacheco received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.
Prior to joining Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill, LLP, Ms. Pacheco began her legal career at a Criminal Defense Law firm. Ms. Pacheco continued her legal career as an estate planning attorney for a little over thirteen years.
In 2016, Ms. Pacheco was elected to the Downey City Council and was sworn in as Mayor of Downey on December 10, 2019, becoming the first Latina to serve on the city council and as Mayor. She won her re-election in 2020 and continues to serve on the Downey City Council.
As further testament to Ms. Pacheco’s commitment to her community, she is also a member of several service organizations, such as the Kiwanis Club of Downey, where she enjoys serving the children in the community through leadership trainings, fundraising events, and scholarships. She served a term as President for her Kiwanis Club from 2014-15, and in doing so, received the Distinguished President’s award. Ms. Pacheco is also a member of Gangs Out of Downey, an organization committed to providing gang prevention programs for the youth, and of the Elks Lodge in Downey. She is also a member of the Southeast District Bar Association.
Ms. Pacheco’s passion for serving her community was recognized in 2016 when she received the City of Downey’s “Woman of the Year” award from Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia. She was also inducted into Downey High School’s Hall of Fame in 2019 for her civic leadership.
In her spare time, Ms. Pacheco enjoys spending quality time with her two favorite dogs, Mr. Belvedere and Jackson.