Ismael Perez

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Ismael Perez


Mr. Perez joined McCormick Barstow’s Modesto office in 2023. He concentrates in Family Law, Immigration Law and Social Security Disability.

Prior to joining McCormick Barstow, Mr. Perez worked for one year as a Certified Law Student with the Homeless Advocacy Clinic at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Perez provided his clients experiencing homelessness holistic legal representation assisting them with a variety of matters such as Social Security disability benefits, traffic court, criminal record remedies and housing.

Juris Doctor, 2023 cum laude
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Chief Managing Editor of University of the Pacific Law Review Volume 54

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, 2020 cum laude
California State University, Sacramento

Mr. Perez’s practice is in family law, immigration, and social security disability.

Mr. Perez is a member of the State Bar of California and the Stanislaus County Bar Association.

Honors & Awards

CALI Excellence for the Future Award in California Initiative Seminar in Fall 2022.
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Homeless Advocacy Clinic in Spring 2023.


Ismael Perez, It’s Time to Take Accountability: California Is Ready and Able to Solve Homelessness, 54 U. Pac. L. Rev 533 (2023).
Ismael Perez, No Luck for the Accused: How SB 262 Keeps the Presumption of Guilt for many Arrestees, 53 U. Pac. L. Rev 381 (2022).

Lecturer and Co-Author

Diele, Danielle and Perez, Ismael (2022) “Proposition 30: Tax on Income Above $2 Million for Zero-Emission Vehicles and Wildfire Prevention Initiative,” California Initiative Review (CIR): Vol. 2022, Article 4.

Perez, Ismael and Diele, Danielle (2022) “Proposition 27: Legalize Sports Betting and Revenue for Homelessness Prevention Fund Initiative,” California Initiative Review (CIR): Vol 2022, Article 7.

2022 California Initiative Forum, McGeorge Capital Center for Law and Policy, October 2022.

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