Estefan Encarnacion, managing partner of EBL Law Group, appeared as a guest of the Startempire Founder’s Podcast, a show focused on the Inland Empire’s thriving entrepreneurship and startup scene. (Watch the whole episode here).
From his childhood in California, to his teenage years in Costa Rica and his return to the Golden Estate as an 18-year-old, Estefan offered an account of his early years and how they forged his resolve to join the Marine Corps following the example of his father.
Deployed overseas as a Machine Gunner, Estefan served in Japan and Iraq, where he survived the explosion of an anti-tank mine that killed some of his fellow Marines and left him hospitalized for several months with multiple facial fractures.
“This is the line from the surgery to repair my cranium,” he says pointing to the line at the top of his head that serves as a subtle but enduring reminder of the ordeal.
“That totally changed my perspective on things and in life in general,” Estefan explains.
“It definitely he inspired me, and especially the the passing away of staff sergeant who was sitting right behind me he passed immediately, so that that whole situation inspired me to just believe and understand that I’m here to do something greater, that I need to do something better i need to do something to excel in life, so that kind of left me on this path towards going back to school.”
“The System Can Work for Us Too”
Once healed from his wounds, Stefan returned to the United States and earned a 93% scholarship to study law at the University of Laverne College of Law.
His law career got off to an unglamorous start serving court documents and scanning files all day long. But while the endless list of menial tasks was exhausting, it helped lay the foundation for what was to become EBL Law Group.
Very soon, Estefan noticed that he was particularly well positioned to serve a whole segment of clients in the Inland Empire who are eager to receive high-quality legal assistance from an attorney able to see things from their perspective.
“I realized that I’m a minority and I speak Spanish, there’s a lot that I can do with that, a lot I can offer to our community and offer that service that they really need, that access and to be able to really help and make people understand that the system can work for us too.”
He proceeded to bring that vision to life with partners Jose Lopez III and Paul B. Basseliz by his side. Now EBL Law Group is a full-service law firm with offerings that span some of the most important fields of law such as criminal defense, estate planning, family law, immigration law, business law, and civil litigation, among others.
Over the last eight years, EBL Law Group has served a little under one thousand clients. As of today, the firm is on track to double its gross profits from last year and its sights are set on expanding both its office space and its legal team.
EBL Law Group: Attorneys in San Bernardino
In the EBL Group, you have a legal team ready to offer the knowledgeable guidance you need. When you choose us to assist you, you receive the benefit of personalized attention and total commitment to your case.
We are located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Call us at (909) 581-4351 for a free consultation, or fill out the contact form on this website to get in touch with our team.