Lawyers For The Injured

For a quarter of a century, Lawyers For The Injured has devoted its resources, time, and expertise to helping personal injury victims and their families. No one expects to become the victim of an accident. When it happens, victims are shocked when they get treated unfairly by the insurance company.

Personal injury victims and their families need aggressive and experienced legal advocates to help make sure that they are properly compensated for their losses. Getting through the process of filing and settling an accident claim of any kind can be daunting. And if the victim or their family needs to file a lawsuit? That can be stressful and confusing. Lawyers For The Injured wants to make the entire process as easy as possible for our clients.

Lawyers For The Injured takes a transparent and compassionate approach to guiding and representing our clients through the entire process. During our free initial consultation, we’ll listen to what happened and let you know if you have a claim. If you do, we’ll talk with you about your legal options and your legal rights. If you choose our law firm, we will provide you with zealous legal advocacy and help make sure that you’re treated fairly by the insurance company. Most personal injury lawsuits settle before they ever get to court. That is often the most prudent route because it’s less stressful (and faster) for victims and their families. If a lawsuit becomes necessary, you can count on our experience to explain the process as well as represent you and your best interests. Your job is to go to your medical appointments and focus on getting well. The Lombardo Law Firm will handle the negligent party and their insurance company. We fight hard for our clients, and we win.

Our practice areas include:

Catherine Lombardo

Catherine Lombardo founded Lawyers For the Injured, developing and mentoring a strong staff dedicated to fighting for their clients. With decades of experience fighting and winning for our clients, the staff at Lawyers for the Injured continues to fulfill Catherine’s mission of being compassionate advocates for their clients and treating all cases, big and small, with the same dedication. Before her passing, Catherine R. Lombardo was rated among the best Southern California trial attorneys in California. Her staff, having worked under her guidance for nearly a decade, are motivated and committed to continuing Catherine's life mission of service to her clients and community, maintaining Catherine's standard of excellence, compassion, and service.

Melissa Vargas Lopez

Melissa Vargas Lopez is lead attorney of Lawyers For The Injured. She graduated as valedictorian of her law school class from the University of La Verne College of Law. While at the University of La Verne, Ms. Vargas engaged in a large variety of activities—from serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of La Verne Law Review and advocating for the immigration rights of asylees in the Justice and Immigration Clinic, to helping fellow law students through mentorship opportunities as a teaching assistant for courses and as their Vice Dean of Delta Theta Phi. Throughout her time as a law student and her experience in her law career, Ms. Vargas has always demonstrated a passion for helping others in a vast arena of ways.

Ms.Vargas’ legal career began at the Vargas Law Offices in Riverside and Montclair. She joins Lawyers for the Injured after five years of experience as a legal intern and as a lawyer after passing the California Bar Exam. While at the Vargas Law Offices, Ms. Vargas practiced criminal defense and immigration.

At the core of her legal career, Ms. Vargas focuses on the needs of each individual client. Ms. Vargas comes to Lawyers for the Injured eager to advocate and fight for the rights of families in need after devastating accidents. Alongside Catherine Lombardo's handpicked staff, Ms. Vargas aspires to remedy the wrongs caused to civilians in and beyond Southern California. Spanish speaking clients can rest assured that their lawyer can communicate with them directly, as Ms. Vargas is a native Spanish speaker.

Melissa Vargas Lopez

Attorney at Law

Diana Vargas

Attorney Diana Vargas is passionate about ensuring her clients are justly compensated for their injuries. Diana advocates for her clients, ensuring that their medical expenses are covered so that they may continue with their day-to-day lives after their accident. Diana also ensures that her clients are compensated for their pain and suffering, and she takes the time to know the facts of each case so that she can present a strong claim for damages in order to maximize the client’s compensation.

Diana was born and raised in Southern California and loves to help out her community. She volunteers at legal fairs and advocacy groups so that members of the community know their legal rights. Diana is a graduate of Boston University, University of La Verne, and Pomona College. With almost 10 years’ experience as an attorney in California, Diana knows the rights of her clients in the battle against insurance companies and fights vigorously for their justice.

A Message from Attorney Diana Vargas

I will deal with the insurance companies so you can focus on your recovery. I will get to know you and how the accident changed your day-to-day activities. I will review your medical records and use them to show the insurance companies how much you suffered after your accident. I will ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries and that you medical costs are covered.

Yo hablo español, y lo puedo ayudar en su idioma sin que usted se tenga que preocupar de conseguir un intérprete. Yo me asegurare que la compañía de seguro cubra sus costos médicos y que usted reciba la máxima compensación en su caso.

Diana Vargas

Attorney at Law